Saturday, December 17, 2011

We are back home.





We made a little visit to Children's Hospital this week. Very soon after I wrote my last post my babe became very sick. She couldn't hold down anything. After 36 hours of vomiting, and a visit to the doctor, Thursday morning we ended up in Children's. I had a dream the night before that she had a blockage. She hadn't had a dirty diaper since Monday and she only had a low grade (99) temp. It wasn't just a tummy bug. Sure enough the X-ray showed a suspicious bit of intestine that had likely turned inside of itself (like a telescope) creating a blockage. They said that it was probably happening intermittently, which is very common at this age. She was admitted for observation and IV fluids until she could keep herself hydrated and yesterday we brought her home WELL. My goodness how these little ones can scare the life right out of ya! We thank God that he once again protected our little Claire. This condition could have been much worse, some children have to have it corrected surgically. This week we were reminded again of what a HUGE miracle her little life is. I think God has big plans for my little Claire Louise! xo, Sam
 
PS. Claire stayed on the same floor that I used to work on. Do you know how old I felt when I told the young nurse "Eleven years ago I used to be a nurse on this floor!" She was sweet and said "Eleven years ago? Girl you don't look that old." A decade makes a big difference in the medical world, it was crazy how many changes there were!

8 comments:

Debbie said...

I'm so glad to hear you and home and Claire is well. Praise the Lord!

Cherishing My Days said...

So happy that Claire is doing fine! Those pictures look familiar as our oldest son spent alot of time at Children's hospital in Birmingham. Did you happen to get a visit from Dr Georgeson?

Bless by Tone said...

so happy she is all better!

herlittlefeet said...

So happy she is better. By the way, you and your husband look like you are 15. Merry Christmas! Jayne

Abigail said...

How wonderful to have your little family all back together for Christmas.

BonnieN said...

So happy to read a happy ending! Sweet little dolly, that must have been just awful for everyone. Thankfully modern medicine can find things like that. She never lost her big smile!!

Attilio said...

thank God you are back home and Claire is well. i felt bad when i spent 3 days in hospital last week, but its so much worse when a little one is in.
i just love the picture where she is standing in the cot with the sock in her mouth, i could eat those rolypoly legs...so cute.
God bless her
becky
bpbajona at maltanet dot net

24sieben said...

Glad to hear that you're all well!!