Sunday, January 24, 2010

Exhaustion, Decisions and God

It has been stressful and exhausting around here.  On Thursday evening I took Caleb to the ER because after two days of nausea and vomiting, he began to be violently sick.  We ended up staying for 8 hours.  He got an IV, some Zofran for the nausea and a Cat scan to rule out appendicitis.  We finally got home at 4:00 AM after his Cat scan came back normal.  Yesterday we were back in the ER after he threw up again and was begging to go see a doctor because his tummy hurt so much.  Once again they hooked him up to an IV for dehydration, gave him meds for the nausea, took a chest x-ray to rule out pneumonia because he had begun coughing, and had him taking sips of pop because his blood sugar was low at 67.  After 9 hours we were able to come home, thankfully this time with a prescription for an anti-nausea medication to help us get through the weekend.

On Saturday morning, Lauren and I were sitting on her bedroom floor.  I was trying to keep her quiet so that she wouldn’t wake everyone in the house.  Caleb, had already been sick once and was crying because of the pain in his tummy.  As I sat on Lauren’s floor I looked out her bedroom window.  She asked me what I was doing and I told her I was praying. We sat in silence for about 15 seconds, before she said, “But, I can’t hear you.”  So, I began praying out loud for wisdom and strength to know what to do for Caleb.  As I prayed, tears started trickling down my cheeks.  Lauren immediately came and wrapped her arms around me and started rubbing my back.  She looked into my eyes with her big blue one’s full of concern and said, “Don’t be so sad, my mommy.”  I’m pretty sure it was God’s way of giving me the strength I needed to make the decisions that needed to be made that day. Don’t be sad, mommy, she was saying… God is in control.


  1. I'm so glad that God was able to touch you through your dear sweet daughter. I've had moments like those, and they are so incredible. I will be praying for Caleb. I do pray they figure out what is wrong with him and how to help him, unless God just chooses to heal him Himself!

  2. So sorry you are going through it. You are in my prayers.

  3. Hopefully Caleb getting feeling better soon. It isn't any fun having a sick little one.

  4. It's tough on mama when one of her babes are sick. I'm praying for Caleb and that God will strike this illness and make him whole again. Poor little fella! Isn't is comforting to know God is in control.

    God bless and hope the rest of your weekend goes better.

  5. I hope Caleb is feeling better by now. Prayers go out to you & your family. ((hugs))

  6. You have really been through some tough days Jenn ~ you are definitely turning to the right place when you go to prayer. God is Good and will give all you need as you look to Him. James 1:5 ~ He will give wisdom as we seek Him for it! Hang in there ~ I will be praying for you.

    In His Love,

  7. God is in control! That is a blessing to remember...Hoping your week gets better, and better every day!

  8. May HE be the lifter of your head! (paraphrased out of Psalm 3:3)

    Thinking of you and your family... as you warrior on.

  9. Oh Jenn! I am adding you to my prayer list. Please email me (it is in my profile) if you have something specific you want prayer for. You know His grace is infinitely sufficient, easy to lose sight of during the storm. Cling to Him.

    Sending lots of hugs and prayers!

  10. So sorry things were so crummy for you! Don't you love pudgy little arms sent straight from Heaven? They are so precious! I'm so glad she was there to remind you of our Sovereign God!

  11. ok, now I am crying. Oh, Jenn, how is he doing? Let us know, ok?

    I will pray for you and your home. Goodness, you have such a lot going on! Hang in there.


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