Saturday, October 25, 2008

He's a Little Better

Thank you all so much for all your prayers, kind words, and thoughtful wishes. It has been so crazy, with Rainer experiencing problems far beyond the fever and infection but today things are looking better and we are very hopeful that he will continue to improve. For much of these last few days he has been fussy and out of sorts, not even wanting to be read or sung to. It is so hard to see him that way. Nursey is is only comfort--I am so grateful he is still nursing!
But today he is sitting up some and playing a little--a huge difference! And this afternoon we will be allowed to walk him up to the rooftop patio. I know he'll be glad to get outside, outdoor boy that he is.
Pat the Bunny and On Mother's Lap have been the favorites this admission, when he's feeling up to it.

And yes, he turned two while we've been in here. Not a very happy birthday yet, but we will have a real party for him when he is feeling much much better. Happy Birthday to you, Rainer! You continue to amaze us with your strength and courage.

34 comments:

Celia said...

He looks great! I bet he had a blast in his walk out!

crunchy peas said...

You have the best attitude Mary Beth, I am sure Rainer gets his strength from you! Hope you find yourselves at home soon. Your in my prayers.

Sarah and Jack said...

Oh man, Mary Beth... :-(. I hope he is back home with you soon.

Gift of Green said...

Grrrr...Mary Beth, I continue to send good vibes to Rainer and hope that you and Ken are being good to yourselves as well. You deserve it, Mama and Papa.

Melissa said...

Happy Birthday, Rainer! I hope he's feeling better soon. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Anonymous said...

thinking of you and your beautiful two year old boy, many blessings.

happy birthday rainer!
heather
beautythatmoves

The Glamorous Life said...

Oh baby baby...I think of you often. You are in my prayers. And I know that 'baby-angels' are watching over you.

Anything is possible. ANYTHING...be strong, be brave and know that you are loved.

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad things are looking better. What a sweetie. Happy Birthday Rainer!

Emilie said...

Oh! Happy Birthday little guy! I hope he gets to come home soon. I'll continue to keep him and you all in my thoughts...

bigbucketgirl said...

Bless that boy! He has such a cute grin!
Thinking of you all...xxx

Rach said...

Happy Birthday to your gorgeous little boy. I hope you had a lovely walk about the garden and that he is better and home soon.

Thank god for the 'nursey...'

Sarah said...

It's so great he can nurse. To not be able to comfort an ill child is so hard. "The Red Barn" was a favorite when Lou was in the hospital at his age. I'll always treasure that book. I'm keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Iris said...

So glad to hear Rainer is feeling stronger. Thinking of you all.

vintagechica said...

Oh MB my friend...I am so sorry to hear about all of this. Hang in there mama...sending all the love I can your way this morning.

And Happy Belated Birthday to your sweetie.

Our Green Nest said...

So glad he's still nursing - what comfort (and nutrition!) you're giving him! You're one strong mama!

MamaAngel said...

Hang in there, y'all are in my prayers!

periwinkle said...

Happy Birthday little one - here's hoping you get better real soon .. hugs
lisa x

Carrie said...

Happy Birthday brave guy

Barbara said...

Happy Birthday to your wee man. I only just read that he was unwell. Hope he gets home very soon to enjoy a proper party. Bx

ponderingponteuf said...

Oh the nursies,how they make things better:0)
I am glad to hear that there is improvement.I hope that you will all be home in your own bed real soon.

farawayme said...

oh I only just read this, I really hope Rainer is feeling better soon. Birthday wishes to a very brave little man too, bless him.

Lots of Love x

Ria said...

Oh MaryBeth,
I'm glad to hear he's a bit better. Thought a lot about you and Rainer. I'm wishing him well.
Love, Ria

Hannah said...

Happy birthday Rainer, I hope you continue to feel better x

liz said...

Poor, sweet little guy. I've so enjoyed reading about your beautiful family. I hope he is feeling better soon! Happy birthday, Rainer!

melissa s. said...

happy birthday little guy. you are an amazing little man. hugs to mom, too!

Nicole said...

Happy 2nd Birthday Rainer! Hope you come home soon. Thinking of your whole family.

Leeyen (parasite-wife) said...

Hi, have been following ur blog some time, i'm glad that Rainer is getting better and happy birthday to Rainer!

AnnieB said...

best birthday wishes to the little guy. so sorry to hear he is in again, but hope it won't be long til you get him home and he can be outdoors as much as you all like. wishing you strength.

dreamingmama said...

You and your family are in my prayers.

loui said...

Praying for your little one.

ames said...

Happy Birthday Rainer! What a little trooper!

Julie said...

Happy 2, Rainer! Praying for you to feel better and return home soon!

Kelli said...

Your so strong. it all breaks my heart all my bloggy friends children who go through so much. More and more and more prayers for you all.

mbutterfudge said...

We are so thankful your little man is doing better, what a fright.

Its brakes my heart that he spent his birthday in hospital, I hate that you had to be there for that special day. But I believe you're one of the strongest mothers I have ever come across and I know that you won't allow yourself to dwell on that. Looking forward, keeping strong, you'll throw him a great party when he's home Im sure. I can hear the love in your words.

I believe in your family.

Much much love to you all, Clare. (((Rainer))) birthday hugsx