Children are a blessing. They are challenging, hilarious, loveable, and trying a times, but at the end of the day they are little miracles that melt your heart and steal your breath away! I thank God everyday that I have three beautiful, happy, HEALTHY children. I am one of the lucky ones who has never had to experience a real trauma with their children. We have had scraped knees, goose eggs the size of chicken eggs, and asthma attacks but they are minor hurdles in the road of life.
The scariest experience for us would be when my DS7 was 48 hours old. We were released from the excess bilirubin in his blood would drop significantly to prevent a blood transfusion or worse. God answered our prayers and after a 48 hr struggle in the NICU, DS7’s bilirubin dropped and we were able to finally take our healthy, pink baby home!
hospital with a clean bill of health and sent home to enjoy our new bundle of joy. My happy, chubby pink baby slowly changed a yellow colour and he became so sleep that he refused to nurse. We rushed him to the hospital (on the advice of our midwives) and found out our baby had a severe case of jaundice. We spent the next 48 hours worrying and praying that the
Some families aren’t as lucky. Our traumatic event pales in comparison to the illnesses and struggles that many families experience on a daily basis. Ronald McDonald Houses aim to make having a sick child a little bit easier. Each year, Ronald McDonald Houses offer 10,000 Canadian families a place to stay during their most difficult times. This allows families of seriously ill children who are staying at a nearby hospital home away from home. These are spaces that allow for peace and calm away from the beeps and pressures of the hospital, while still letting parents be just steps away from their child.
Help Support this amazing cause on WEDNESDAY, MAY 8th.
Join us at McDonald’s® on Wednesday, May 8th, and $1 from every Big Mac®, Happy Meal®, and hot McCafé® beverage you buy will be donated to Ronald McDonald Houses and other local children’s charities across Canada.