|Jul 15, 2008|
Tracey, mom to Katie diagnosed with GERD at 3 week.
OT-Rant about a friendWell, we just got back from Katie's Upper GI which showed noting abnormal which is good in that hopefully she will grow out of refluxing but now she needs the endoscopy to see how her ephosogaus (you would think I know how to spell it) is doing. We got back, gave her a bath to wash barium out of hair, ears, nose and eyes and fed her and put her to bed. Was checking my email and saw an email from someone in my mommy group about her husbands job. Keep in mind I let her know about the GI today; husband is being laid off and she is disappointed that God didn't provide a miracle and let him keep his job. I wanted to write back that not once in our journey with a child who throws up daily, refuses to eat every couple of days, has to swallow barium and have blood drawn have we been disappointed that God hasn't miraclously saved Katie from all of the uncomfortableness that she feels Her children are healthy and happy; what more of a miracle could God give her?! I'm running to return a high chair seat while dh is home and will give you all words of encouragement when I get back as I know you will for me. Thanks for being here! Tracey
|Jul 15, 2008|
Sharon, Mom to Elyse, 17 mos (15 mos adjusted-preemie). Zantac/Elecare. History of: Respiratory Distress Syndrome with ventilation/CPAP/cannula, tpn, n/g tube, PDA, jaundice, apnea, bradycardia/tachycardia, severe anemia, blood transfusion, reflux, Sandifer's Syndrome, intestinal malrotation, hemangiomas, MSPI, feeding issues. ICU inpatient 53 days! 2 surgeries, 2 UGIs, barium enema, pH probe, endoscopy. Developmentally on target now! PIC: Yobaby Beard
|There are times when I get upset at people who get upset at things.....I think everyone has their own "scale"....when my best friend's child was one year old and had a catheritization for her heart murmur, i was so scared for how she must have felt as a mom with her kid in the hospital|
....until I ended up with my problem pregnancies, my own hospital bedrest, and a preemie who spent 39 days in NICU and 14 days in PICU, 2 surgeries, and had numerous outpatient procedures besides and we still got thru it and we're still kickin' with our daily struggles....
so you can see that even my OWN scale had to change,a nd i look back at how scared I was for my friend's dd and it really does not even compare! I guess everyone has their own cross to bear, and what seems like a mountain to one person seems a molehill to another who would be glad to have that as their "big" problem. We are facing a lay off soon too and it does not feel nice!
ALL THAT BEING SAID, we never gave up on God. I asked Him WHY??? sometimes, but the answers aren't always for us to know in this life.
I will get off my soapbox now :)