Oh my, whatta week!
Well, first an update. My daughter's been to the doctor and has had some tests taken which so far have come back normal. Which is good. Though, honestly, there was a part of me that was wishing something had shown up. At least we would then perhaps have a name to this mystery illness. But that's not the case. She had a very difficult week and stayed home from school through most of it. It's just so bizarre. The pains and the nausea seeme to come and go without rhyme or reason and nothing would help.
Not that it was all bad. There have been some pretty cool blessings in the midst of this trial that I pray leave a lasting impact on her. For instance, the amount of prayer going out for her, not to mention the sweetest, kindest emails that came in blessed her heart. She has no doubt whatsoever that she is loved. She and I had some wonderful moments to share about God and where He is through all of this too (which in case you're wondering, He's been very present and very active and she is becoming more and more aware of that). There have been some incredible lessons to be learned through this - for me as well.
Not only were we all trying to take care of her, but my son also celebrated his 8th birthday the other day. Somewhere between doctor appointments, work, phone calls to insurance companies/specialists and 2 near-trips to the emergency room, I had to find time to shop for birthday presents and prepare/present a birthday craft to my son's class. It was no easy task trying to comfort one child while celebrating the other at the same time. Both needing and deserving my complete attention and all of us being sleep deprived. My poor hubby had to work both his "real" job during the day and the pt one at night so he really was unable to do much more than that.
But the week is over at last and there's one more bright spot to share which leaves me cautiously optimistic. It's that my sweet, brave, precious daughter seems quite a bit better. She's had only 2 attacks today and they were minor. One early this morning and one around dinnertime. Neither lasted long and a hot-water bottle was enough to make her feel better.
Perhaps a good night sleep will do her - and all of us - quite a bit of good. Thank you all again for all your prayers, emails, phonecalls and cards. They have meant so much to us and given my sweet girl much to smile about.
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