Two nights ago I asked you all to send love to my son at 10:00 P.M. He had been up all night coughing that night and was not in great shape. Many of you responded to my blog either with comments on this site or through facebook. Thank you for your love and attention for my son and for your thoughts and prayers his direction.
The night I posted that request on my blog my wife and I stayed up most of the night with our son who had a wicked cough. It was persistent and it was rough to see him in that sort of discomfort. My wife has a blog at http://www.oursonnylife.com where she is brazenly honest about her journey and emotions. I have read the comments that come her way describing her as “inspiring” or a “strong woman.” Trust me when I say that however phenomenal you think my wife is, you should raise your expectations. I feel that I can confidently say that there is no one who is as selfless and loving as a mother as her. Aside from the fact that she holds Trek nearly 24 hours a day and feeds him constantly, she never falters in her affection for him. The night I asked you all for a favor to send Trek love at 10:00, she and I sat with Trek through 4 steam showers to try and alleviate his cough and loosen up some of his congestion. It never really worked and he was pretty puny most of the night. Chelsea and I sang the “You’ll Be in My Heart” song to Trek from Tarzan just to try and let the little guy know that we loved him and were sorry he was having such a rough night and week for that matter. Around 4:30 Am, Chelsea decided to try and get him to sleep and I went for a walk. When I came back a few minutes later, she and the baby were asleep. As she slept, she continued to hum the song to him. Honestly, it was one of the most moving things I have ever seen in my life. It was that night that I decided to ask all of you to send Trek love at 10:00 PM to help him sleep through the night and get the rest he needs to be happy.
I believed that your thoughts and prayers would help. but I decided to email Trek’s doctor anyway, just to see if there was any medicine that she could give Trek to help with his cold. My family and I had been in Colorado for about a month and had apparently acquired the plague. All of us save for Trek were on medication for the symptoms. I emailed hopeful that she could prescribe something to aid him in his recovery and help him sleep. Her response was as follows:
“Hi Mr Ingram, Cold and cough meds are not recommended for children as young as Trek, unfortunately.“
I wasn’t shocked by the response, but I have to say I was disappointed. Medically, there was no reason to think that Wednesday night would be any different than Tuesday night.
But it was.
On Wednesday night, Trek went to sleep at 6:30 PM and didn’t get up until 5:30 A.M. There was no cough and nothing out of the ordinary. Tonight, he and my wife went to bed at 7:45 PM and our still sleeping now. Maybe it’s a coincidence, but I certainly don’t think so. Your collective energies of love sent toward my son are truly helping. I am grateful for the love that you are sending his way from wherever you are and ask that you continue to make 10:00 PM the moment you think, pray, or send loving energy Trek’s way.