Monday, May 31, 2010

What a few weeks!

Wow, we have the busiest few weeks around here.
Monday, May 10th, we had a tornado come through that took off the chimney, part of the roof, most of the fencing, and threw our shed through the fence. Crazy, huh?
We are still dealing with getting all of that fixed.
My daughter got poison sumac all around her eyes and cheeks, and a few days later ended up in the hopital after getting her blood drawn to see if it was an allergy instead.
About a week later, I had excruciating back pain and went to the hospital, but no one could find the problem.
The worst thing that happened though was that my niece got kicked in the head by her horse.
It was very traumatic and she had to be medi-flighted to the hospital. 
They sent her home two days later even though just the day before she had a fever of 104.1, under the arm, with Tylenol and Motrin in her system.
We fought them tooth and nail, and they kept her that night but the next day her fever was broke and they sent her home.
She ended up back in the hospital the next day, unresponsive, dissallusioned, and not even knowing who her mother was, she was in so much pain.
The hospital diagnosed her with Bacterial Spinal Meningitis, and ambulanced her to another hospital.
She will be there for 14 days on IV antibiotics, and is still in much pain.
She is out of the ICU now, but my sister and I would greatly appreciate your prayers.
This was so close.
The fact that she has survived both the initial kick to the head and the subsequent meningitis is nothing but a miracle.
I praise the Lord for all the he has done for her and her family.
You really stop and think about how blessed you really are when these things happen.
We are so blessed and eternally grateful.
Thank you God for your mercy and your blessings.


Heather @ Marine Corps Nomads said...

I'm catching up on my reading after being gone for the long weekend. I'm so sorry to hear about how difficult things have been the last few weeks.

I'll be praying.

rodnamomof2 said...

Thank you Heather. Keep praying for my niece, she is having some complications, not sure how serious yet, but some things have come up. I posted the update on the let's get real site. I know you are on there, at least I think so.LOL

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