Thank You My Friends

March 7th, 2009

When we first started waiting for our referral I signed up for our agencies adoption forum. The group adopting from Ethiopia was huge. And for a while the people there remained as just people in the computer that had some good advice about all things adoption.

But after participating there for several months I started making friends with a group of people going through the exact same thing I was going through. Some of them I’ve met in real life, some of them I’ve only had e-mail contact with and some I still only talk to on the forum.

Yesterday we found out the Milo was sick. He has had acute gastroenteritis sinceĀ  last week. He was put on 2 different antibiotics and is now showing some improvement. My head told me that this was nothing more than a stomach bug/intestinal thing but my heart went into a total panic about not being able to be with my boy while he is sick.

I posted the message on the forum and within about 45 minutes I had 20+ people e-mailing and responding to either offer their sympathy and prayers or to tell me about how their child went through a similar experience while still at the care center. The reassurance from friends was great but the reassurance from friends who have been there with their kids was exactly what I needed.

One Response to “Thank You My Friends”

  1. Adopting1soon on March 8, 2009 8:26 am

    That must be the most powerless feeling ever! Especially when you are less than 2 weeks from traveling to get him! If he is getting antibiotics, and the ability to have more than one type if the first doesn’t work, I’m sure he will be fine. Still, I can’t imagine the anxiety! Please post updates.

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