Monday, February 28, 2011

The Irony

I have a child with Cystic Fibrosis, which according to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is an inherited chronic genetic disease that affects lungs and digestive systems. A defective gene and its protein product cause the body to produce unusually thick, stick mucus that clogs the lungs and obstructs the pancrease and stops natural enzymes from helping the body break down and absorb food.

I can handle just about anything -- vomit, blood, poop, urine... But mucus -- the very thought of it gets my gag reflex going as if I have a hairball. My seven year old thinks it's hilarious to hack up a huge lougie or blow his nose and try to show it to me. When he was younger he'd come home from preschool with pictures he drew just for me. "Look, Mommy! I drew you a lougie on toast". Sigh...

Oh, the irony of it all. My theory is that it must be some huge karmic message from the universe pretty much telling me to "Suck it up, Princess!"