This is Wysdom's big sister Blyss. Today Blyss and I had a good day together. We went to the park to visit some animals in a petting area, then off to a splash pad, followed by swimming lessons. It has been a really tough adjustment for her with Wysdom's arrival. Not so much that she didn't want a brother or anything like that. It is just that as a family we have gone through a lot. She has had to be put on the back burner at times, when Wysdom's medical issues take precedent. We have also had to limit visitors into our home to prevent Wysdom from getting sick. We have been home more often than we previously were. So it has been a difficult year for her in some respects. So today was really a spur of the moment "mommy and Blyss day"
Blyss really loves her brother and is very protective of him. He loves her too. You can just watch the intensity in his gaze as he watches her move around him. He looks like he just can't wait to grab hold of her and squeeze her. We are truly blessed to have Wysdom and also to have such a wonderful big sister. Through all of this medical stuff...we are sure that she is going to be a doctor. She checks his heart with the stethoscope, says "let's give him the domperidone"(his reflux meds) and constantly warns others about his ng tube. Julian and I have tried to shield her from most of the hospital stuff as much as possible....but she hears things and picks it up. She loves the Ronald McDonald House where we have stayed twice for each of Wysdom's hospital visits. What I do know is that she will love and protect Wysdom like no other! He is lucky to have her and she is lucky to have him. Ah the love of a Sibling!!
I would be curious to see how other siblings handle life with medical issues and mega appointments ? Are there any special things that you do for them?