Tuesday, November 9, 2010

downs and UPs.

Hi Friends...

Well we did not pass the oxygen test. I got a call yesterday afternoon and the nurse said that for a total of 1 of the 11 hours of the recorded stats Evie's O2 was less than 90%. Supplemental oxygen is the recommendation (we stay on oxygen). I was super bummed but we had a friend over so I decided to suck it up for the afternoon, cry for 5 minutes after our guest left, and move on. Evie needs oxygen, we stay on oxygen. We have too many things to be thankful for to mope about it.

I thought yesterday was going to be an awesome day, we only had one doc appointment and nothing else on the calendar. After losing one set of keys, locking my spare key and my children in my car, and being 45 minutes to the doc appointment I was pretty wiped out! (: We had lunch, did a little Christmas shopping and sort of redeemed the rest of the afternoon.

On the flip side, I thought today was going to be TERRIBLE, and it was fabulous! We had Bible study this morning (I just LOVE my ladies), dropped Lyla off at preschool, had a very productive 2 hours of sewing, picked Lyla up and headed to the hospital. Prayed the whole way there, and did the blood draw first - they got all 4.5 mLs needed in the first poke. Praise GOD!!!!! Next we did the kidney ultrasound, which was painless and Evie did great. While we waited to be called back for blood Evie was waving, blowing kisses and doing "so big." Everyone loved it, and it was so fun to watch her put on a little show for her audience while we waited.
Lastly we stopped up to see some hospitalized friends, and saw some more friends in the parking garage. It's amazing how present God is in times of trouble. He truly has a peace that transcends understanding. My heart aches for my friends who are hurting, but blessedly they all know Jesus and are relying on his grace.

So there go my expectations! Maybe if I start expecting terrible days they will all go this well (: If you could pray for our friends, they are really hurting. Also we have to collect overnight urine tonight (kind of torturous) and x-rays tomorrow, which we both dread.

Love you friends, I could feel your prayers today and truly deeply appreciate them.

1 comment:

  1. I can feel your frustration with the O2 - it reminds me of my hospital frustrations at the moment... I so want Maddy out of NICU but there's nothing I can do except for come to accept it... but so hard to do!! I know for both of our little ones, it will happen when they're ready for it...

    With the blood draws - I know it's not exactly the same - but with Lana once she turned a year old, needles actually started to get a bit easier for some reason... Hopefully it's the same with little Evie.

    *hugs* to you and your beautiful girls!!