sweet baby James


Posted on July 28th, 2007 by John.
Categories: Our Journey, Our Journey (chronological).

(Grandpa Warren started all this when he re-wrote some lyrics of an original song from the 50s, “Mr. Lee,” and made it “Mr. Bee”)

there is a young cowboy

to the tune of “Sweet Baby James” by James Taylor:

There is a young cowboy who lives on the range
His bee and his rattle are his only companions
He sits in his crib and he gets stuck with Lantus
Waiting for mother, his diaper to change

As the blood sugar rises he sits with his toy
Thinking about nurses and bottles of milk
Closing his eyes like a good little boy
With skin that feels smoother than silk

Goodnight, you night-shift nurses
Rock a bye sweet baby James
Don’t put me to bed with an IV in my head
Would you get my glucose back in range?
And rock-a-bye sweet baby James

Now the 26th of April was covered with prayers
And every day since is a good gift from God
Though he’s not been outside, he’s seen most every pod
With a hundred days behind him and ten thousands more to go

There’s a song that they sing when they feed him his bottle
A song that they sing when they put him to bed
A song that they sing when they hold him and cuddle
It’s a bit like James Taylor once said:

Goodnight, you night-shift nurses
Rock a bye sweet baby James
Don’t put me to bed with an IV in my head
Would you get my glucose back in range?
And rock-a-bye sweet baby James


5 Responses to “sweet baby James”

  1. Margo and Jim Kragh on July 29, 2007 12:38 am

    What a terrific song!!! That says it all. It puts a smile on my face to see your sense of humor and positive outlook through all of this. 100 days is no short stay to say the least. And poor James has been through so much. We can’t wait for the news that you’ll be able to take him home. I continue to check your website every night before I go to bed and James’ picture is still on our fridge – and you can be certain that we’re praying for him (and you)constantly.

    John and Abby, you are amazing parents! And I’d say, James has some pretty incredible grandparents too.

    Thank you for the updates and great pictures!
    Love,
    Margo

  2. Nichole Nagy on July 30, 2007 5:45 pm

    I LOVE THAT SONG!!!!
    I bet James loves it too! One day soon you can sing that song to James as you nurse him to sleep 🙂 Hang in there, All our love and prayers are with you!
    Nichole

  3. Mrs on July 30, 2007 8:25 pm

    How wonderful! I was able to sing right along!

    Would love to see the adjusted lyrics for Mr. Bee!

  4. JD and Lamons on July 31, 2007 12:04 pm

    Excellent John!
    Like they would say back in the ’60s – that’s deep. By comparison “Mr. Bee” is only a jingle.

    James is blessed with great nurses – along with the ultimate parents.

    Grandpa Warren

  5. Kristi White, RN on September 8, 2007 11:00 pm

    Aww!!!! You guys just totally made me cry. We miss him!!! (And you may not have seen us as you moved from pod to pod, but we ALL checked in on him and he got many snuggles all around- we nearly fought over the opportunity to snuggle him- those nights he refused to lay his head down.) We love you!!!!

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