Hospital Stay

Even though I'm sure we will not forget this past week of Emma's life, I want to be certain I won't forget the way God answered prayer after prayer to strengthen, heal, and hold. Things like this make me realize just how thankful I am when I say "Thank you God for Emma, thank You for Clinton, thank You for our families, thank you for ......"  Now I want to shout those same words as if God will hear and feel my heart more. How great is our God - He hears our prayers when all we can do is whisper and say "please God."
As we sat in the children's unit of the hospital, I realized that although this was a very scary, serious situation in our lives, there were so many more heartbreaking situations. Circumstances that no parent wants to ever imagine; and that I will remember even as I pray God's peace and comfort for them.

dads and moms carrying their children down the halls the same as past weeks...
teaching their children to walk beside their i.v. poles....
beautiful smiles from bald-head toddlers who have the hospital as a second home....
 grandmas in the next room who demand the doctor see their tiny grandson now....
a grief-stricken mother crying for her daughter as she slipped into God's hands...

So grateful that we have the assurance of a God who sees all things,
has a purpose for all things,
and will one day wipe away all tears
~ until then we praise Him for all that is past and trust Him for all that is to come ~

Memorial E.R. Thursday evening around 6:30
AMR transported Emma from Modesto Memorial to Sutter Memorial in Sacramento. The ambulance drivers were so sweet; the driver gave me her cell number so I could call at any time, and the other medic gave Emma his cell phone and let her watch Blue's Clues until she fell asleep.
We got to Sacramento at midnight. By the time the doctor examined her and got another i.v. in it was 2:30. We tried to sleep a bit on the not-so-comfy hospital room chair/bed/couch. The next morning we pretty much got up and headed down to surgery. All the doctors and nurses were so caring and wonderful.

In recovery after surgery in Sacramento Friday morning

so good to hold our girl

 two very best ever Grandmas came Friday morning

Pa-pa and Uncle Stephen came on Friday evening but she was still sleeping

Saturday morning she woke up and started talking and EATING like crazy

she kept calling this her tractor - hospital style ;)

Aunt Coreen came Satuday afternoon

Sunday afternoon ready to go HOME!

1 comment:

  1. Just found your blog! We were over at Chris and Amy's on New Years Eve and she was telling me about Emma. So glad to see everything's ok!