Last night Bree had a mom to hold her and comfort her while trying to cool her body down, and she had a dad at her side who was right next to her holding her hand. She had a mom and dad to hold her hair out of her face as she was throwing up and to cuddle her until she could get comfortable enough to fall asleep for a few minutes. Kareen has never had this.
Even though I am grown and I am now the mom, I still remember those feelings of being taken care of by my mom when I was sick. There is just something about your mom taking care of you when you are sick that makes it all a little more bearable. I sat holding Bree last night looking into her face as she was moaning and trying to get comfortable, and was thinking how sad it would be to be sick as a child and have no one to care for you. Yes, I am sure there are orphanage doctors and staff that try to care for the children when they are sick and they may meet the childs medical needs, but it just isn't the same as a mom and a dad who can provide the love and comfort too. We pray every night that Kareen is safe and healthy, because we have no idea what her current condition is. We pray that somehow in her little 4 year old heart she will know that she has a family who is doing everything they can to get to her soon so that she will know what it is like to have a mom and a dad to hold her and comfort her the next time she is sick.