I was talking about how well Abbey handles her treatments at the clinic. Monday was the eighth time in two months that she has had to be put under sedation for her spinal taps. She has had countless port accesses, thorough exams and has taken or been given through IV more medication than I can even keep track of. In the midst of these trials, we are still finding joy, which is so amazing to me and can only be attributed to God's faithfulness to us. Anyone that knows me, knows how protective and sensitive I am to my children. I was in a Bible study with my dear friend Marcie about a year ago and one day in the study we talked about our biggest fears. My number one fear was that something would happen to one of my children. I would have never thought that I could survive going through something like this. I seriously would have a hard time falling asleep at night if one of my kids had a cold because I would feel so bad that they couldn't breath out of their nose. So, I say all this to say that it is amazing how not only can God carry us all through trials in our lives (sometimes the greatest fears ever), but we can still find joy during these times and we have seen good coming out of what can be an excruciating situation. Two and a half months ago, if someone would have told me that we were going to have to go through this, I think I would have been so mad that God would do this to us, but now that we are going through it, we have learned so much about His love and comfort for us. I am not saying it's easy by any means or that I'm glad we are going through it, but I want to encourage you to trust Him with every area of your life. I know it's hard. I am learning though that He truly does care for us and comfort us through what seems like the impossible.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
So last night I quickly stopped writing when Abbey woke up so I wanted to take a few minutes to update you on how she's feeling today and also finish my thoughts from my post. Abbey slept o.k. She got up once more complaining of belly pain so I ended up sleeping with her. She woke up this morning feeling normal (so far) and smiling. She drank her milk like normal and was dancing to Backyardigans a little while ago so I'm not quite sure what was going on in her little body last night. Things can change so quickly and with all the medications that she's on, it's hard to really be able to pinpoint what side effects are coming from what medications. It's also really hard for her to communicate how she's feeling. Sometimes she just says she feels yucky so we do our best to figure it out, but sometimes she just wants to be held and for us to stop asking her questions. Poor baby! No fever though and overall seeming pretty happy.
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