Wednesday, September 19, 2012
"I can do this, I can..."
Through all the pain Rowan has been enduring over the past few months with these headaches, neck pain and other neurological issues caused by his Chiari, he told us what was hurting, described his symptoms in detail, but never, not once, actually complained or asked "why me?". He is just 6 years old. We would understand it, even expect it from someone his age, experiencing his level of pain. Then, over a week straight in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, two neurosurgeries within 6 days, anesthesia, post-op pain and nausea, a ridiculous amount of pain medication, and he still has not once actually complained. Not only has Rowan not complained, let me tell you some of the unbelievably selfless words that have come out of his mouth... When someone here was telling me that it must be hard for me, sleeping in a chair for a week, being away from the other kids and Brian at home, Rowan looked sad and said "I guess that's really my fault, I'm the one who is needing her to be here with me."