Having a sick little one is a strain on any parent.
As we’ve seen from other couples with ill or injured little kids, it’s never easy. You’re already exhausted from weeks or months with little to no sleep, and from constantly making sure that your child is happy and healthy. When he or she comes down with a fever? You can go ahead and add anxiety to the daily cocktail.
After Dallas French’s little girl, Ellee James French, got her 4-month shots, she came down with a fever. This is relatively normal, so she and her husband didn’t think much of it, except to monitor it in the coming days.
Later that night, she started throwing up, but they still weren’t too panicked. French told that they believed her formula simply wasn’t sitting well after her day at the doctor — nothing really out of the ordinary, yet.
However, when she was still throwing up a few days later, that’s when Mom knew that it was time to take her back to the doctor to see if there was anything else besides the shots making her baby girl ill.
After the visit to the hospital, French and her husband went straight to their local Olive Garden restaurant in Little Rock, AR, to get everyone in this stressed, tired family something to eat.
He didn’t even say a word about the mess, and immediately offered to feed their hungry baby.
French told , “He touched my heart in a way he will never understand and lifted my mood so much by doing what he did… And he never even knew what had happened that day or what we have been going through this past month.”
After a tough month, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. Little Ellee French was later diagnosed with a mild case of hydronephrosis, and doctors tell Mom that she’ll soon grow out of it, and will be monitored by doctors in the meantime. Thank goodness!
Thank heavens for people like Robert Davis, too, for being a shining light in a moment of darkness.