Sunday, September 21, 2008
DRAKE MALAKI WILSON
Just a quick blip about my boy. He's going to be 3 soon! It all goes by so fast. Today I had one of those moments were you stop and realize this. Drake has severe asthma. The attacks are triggered by colds. He can't go to daycare but daddy teaches at one so we are always getting sick. Drake has episodes about once a month that require visits to the ED. This is despite being on 2 control meds. etc. Anyway, he is sick this week. He hasn't had a good nights sleep all week. Last night was the longest. We were at the ED at 7am. Drake is soo smart,loving,brave,etc. Being Ava's big brother and having his own issues, he is used to being in hospitals at this point. Drake knows the drill; he steps up on the scale, pulls his shirt up so the doctor can listen to his lungs, gives his finger for the o2 stat(92 not to bad for him), asks the doctor if he's going to check his ears,and holds his own neb. Wow what a big boy, right? Then the doctor leaves the room. Drake says "mommy, I'm a doctor,too." Then we talked about how he could help other boys and girls like him and his sister. Amazing my 3 knows what he wants to be. Fingers crossed. Maybe we have a little future cytogenetist.