17 hours ago
The past week has been a blur of worry for me. In the 5 minutes my back was turned (isn't this how all parenting horror stories start?) my son managed to somehow swallow a coin. (don't ask how or why) An Xray confirmed that the coin had reached his stomach, Alhamdulillah, instead of lodging itself somewhere more dangerous. And the doctor said there was nothing to be done other than waiting for it to pass out normally. And there was absolutely no use giving him any laxatives.
6 days passed with feeding him every thing that I'd heard was good for the stomach, watching out for the coin to come out (won't elaborate any further, those experiences are best kept to myself #grossalert ) daily answers to very worried aunts and uncles and grandparents that No, we haven't got it out yet and Yes, we will let you know immediately. And the huge knowledge that there was something inside my son, that had no business to be there.
By the 2nd and 3rd day, I started to imagine horror stories of metal and gastric acid reacting and each time, I consoled myself with HasbunAllah wa ni'mal wakeel.
And finally 2 days back, we finally got the coin out. Alhamdulillah a thousand times over.
For now, I will put behind me the worry and anxiety and say Alhamdulillah that this was only a week for me. I will say Alhamdulillah for the thousand ways in which that week could have gone horribly wrong. I will say Alhamdulillah for the little organs quietly and healthily working in my son's body. I will say Alhamdulillah for the love and concern, that so many people have for us.
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