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Marilyn
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0 posted 10-14-1999 06:52 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Marilyn

The rasping comes from deep within
the tiny little chest.
The fear I see is vivid.
The cry I know by heart.
The helplessness I feel inside
tears at my mother's heart.
All I want is to take away
this frightening condition.
Helpless here to make each breath
an easier ambition.
I lay beside you, sleepless nights
listening to the rasp.
4 nights we lay amidst this fight,
the days we seek treatment.
Finally, my fears are put to rest,
your breathing is at ease.
A mother's fear, the greatest one,
to see her child so ill.
To fill the lungs, constrict the chest.
Croup is a nasty thing.
I am so glad that this ordeal
is finally at an end.
Amanda, my 3 year old
is healthy once again.

Since Sunday we have fought a battle with Croup. Today finally she is better. I know this doesn't really touch the fear I have experienced during the last few days. I am glad that I can share some of this with my friends.
© Copyright 1999 Marilyn - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 10-14-1999 07:07 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

I know that fear first hand! It's very scary indeed! Very nice poem!

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2 posted 10-14-1999 07:09 PM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

I'm glad the both of you got through this Marilyn. You are both in my heart and prayers.
Marilyn
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3 posted 10-15-1999 11:16 AM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

Denise....It is a very scary illness and I wish it on no mother. Thanks for the reply.


Munda.....Thankyou for the prayers. We need all of them that we can get.
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4 posted 10-15-1999 11:27 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

I'm so glad she's better!
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5 posted 10-15-1999 01:30 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Sort of put important things in the right order, doesn't it, Marilyn? Thank you for writing this. I'm glad everything is ok
hoot_owl_rn
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Marilyn, I have been there and it's a frightening experience, you said it well
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7 posted 10-15-1999 02:01 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Croup can hit a child at any age. When we were first sent to Battle Creek on transfer, no doctor, no idea of where hospitals were, etc., my eldest came down with croup, scaring us to death...all I had at hand unpacked was an 1800's physicians desk reference book, which covered croup, and its remedies. The remedy we used provided some instant relief for my daughter, by the next morning better, and within a few days, sans medication, she was well. Thank God for old books.
Marilyn
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suthern....I am also glad she is better. Thankyou.

Balladeer....Yes something like this makes you realize how lucky you are to have healthy children. Or rather how lucky I am to have healthy children. Thankyou for the comment.

hoot...thankyou. I had to put this experience to words. My way of relieving some of the fear.

Sunshine....Yes thank God for those books. Croup is very scary when you have never dealt with it before. I am glad that you all made it through your experience unscathed.
RobertB
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9 posted 10-15-1999 10:52 PM       View Profile for RobertB   Email RobertB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RobertB

Oh Marilyn..you should have told me that she was so sick. Next time you message me on ICQ!!!! You hear?????



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Marilyn
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10 posted 10-16-1999 12:10 AM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

Robert...I promise I will if ( and I hope it will not happen again) she is ill again. I wasn't near the computer for days. I promise my friend I will let you know. ((((HUG))))
Watcher666
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11 posted 10-16-1999 06:19 AM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

I've been there.With many parents and this nasty illness.Well done! Glad your daughters better now.

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Illusion...what we see and what we do...it's all up to you.
 
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