It is hard when Collin gets really sick. Not only because he needs all of our attention but because we still have another child that is very much aware of what is going on. She is to a point where she understands what is happening to him, she gets scared by it all, she cries, she hates it, and she need us as well. On a good day Collin is demanding but on a BAD one he needs care EVERY second, he can not be left alone at all. It can be quit hard on all of us. I will never forget when Collin was very sick one time and we were all in a panic. Jason and I were trying to take care of him when my sweet little Regan came up and asked me to play a game with her. I told that her that I couldn't because Collin needed me. I will NEVER forget her response...."Don't forget about me." That comment hit my heart so deep. Since that day I do my very best to make sure that she is not forgotten in all of the madness . This might mean calling up Nana and asking her to come and get her for some special time or if Jason and I are both home we have to make sure that one of us is focusing on our scared little girl.
I mentioned in the last post that Collin got very sick on Sunday it was a HARD day. Then on Monday we woke up to a very weak, hurting, and sick little boy. Collin would not let me put him down at all, he is a bit of a Mommas boy. When he is in pain I can not leave his sight. Jason and I saw that the day was wearing on everyone and there wasn't anything that I could do for Regan. So, Daddy stepped in. Jason and Regan took Collin's glasses to get fixed that he broke and stopped for a lunch date at her favorite place Oh Mc donalds. Then later that night Jason and Regan went on spontaneous Daddy daughter date night to an Angels game. She was beyond excited!
Tuesday rolled around and little man was still not doing so well. He was starting to perk up enough to let me leave for a bit with Regan. She has been begging to get her hair cut since I had to shave off all of Collin's this last time. I sent Hannah a text and asked her if she could work her in. Regan was so excited when I told her that I was going to let her cut her hair short like she wanted. After getting and awesome hair cut from Hannah, that she loved we decided to celebrate her new look. What would be better than cupcakes! Since we were right there we decided to go to Frosted and get some yummy treats!
This morning Collin woke up and was doing much better. He had his strength back and was ready to get out of our house. He was VERY happy to go to camp. After dropping Collin off Regan and I headed to the free summer movies to see Hotel for dogs. After the movie Regan just looked at me and smiled and said "Mommy I am spoiled rotten!" I love that despite all of the craziness this week she came away feeling as though she had been spoiled and that this is what she will remember. It is hard to know that so often when Collin gets sick she takes a back seat with out even complaining about it. It makes my heart smile to think that she felt special knowing that we took the time to not forget about her.