Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Summer and Cystic Fibrosis

Summer can be hard on kids with Cystic Fibrosis with the heat and humidity. The humidity makes it harder for them to breathe. When Nick was little the Dr. told us he needed central heat and air because when he goes room to room and the air is different his body has to adjust to each room. It is amazing how much I take for granted in my daily life with my health. I only need a minute to sit back and look around to find someone else (other then Nick) that has more challenges then I do. Life isn't fair but that is hard to say to people like Nick that feel like I have it pretty good and that is easy for me to say.

Nick was suppose to have a counseling appointment this week and I haven't yet asked him how it went. I'm not sure if I should ask at this point. I have thought for a lot of years he needs someone to talk to that is not in any other part of his life, to say whatever he wanted about anything and everything. As I've said before you need to walk in another persons' shoes before you judge what their choices are. I have to remind myself of that more often then not.

Nick is a good kid I don't want anyone to think different. Life has just been one tough thing after another for him. Life has changed in the last couple of months for the good I hope so things may turn around for him. You need positive things going on in your life or you tend to dwell on the negative things to much. I wish Nick could find a part time job to fill some of his time. I know that working at ESSDACK has been a big positive in my life. There are always fun, positive vibes going on there. ESSDACK is where the learning never stops!

1 comment:

  1. This is my first time reading your blog. I just became a Follower. Thanks for helping us understand not only Nick's world, but his family as well. You write beautifully.