Thursday, March 8, 2012

here we are again.

the monitor alarms and my head instinctively jerks up. it turns out to be the nurses alert for another room, but my heart drops each time it goes off [doesn't it seem like they would make a different alarm for our monitor & the nurses alert?! baaah!] it is all too familiar.
the smells.
the sounds.
the sticky blue vinyl couch.
but here we are again...

my little ladycakes had a cold for a few days. nothing alarming...a little cough, a runny nose. she started crying in the middle of dinner monday evening and things went downhill quickly from there. i couldn't put her down without her losing it. she clung to my shoulder like a baby koala. i took her temp and it was 99.5. thankfully my mom had called and stopped by on her way home from work. God is good how He provides in the details like that. i took baby girl in the kitchen to give her her thyroid medicine and she started coughing and proceeded to throw up her dinner. i decided i'd get her ready for bed and give her tylenol. i took her upstairs and put her down to change her diaper and she lost it. as i tried to console her, i noticed that her lips were turning blue and my chest tightened. i ran downstairs and told my mom that we needed to go to the ER. when they checked her in at the ER her temp was 102.2 and she was extremely lethargic. they evaluated her and called Strong Hospital almost immediately. the transport team arrived about 9pm and we were whisked away in the ambulance. this week has been a blur. my mister should be soaking up sun in Guatemala, but he's sitting here by my side. my heart hurts for his missed opportunity, but we're sure glad to have him here...

baby girl had a rough night so she got a new tent. she has bronchiolitis and has had trouble keeping her oxygen up. after a rough start to the day, this afternoon has been much quieter.
the nights are long here.
we long for rest and quiet and home.
but in the meantime i'm entirely grateful for good care.
and that we're all here together.

All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4


  1. poor baby girl :( sending prayers and good thoughts your way!

  2. so sorry that my seester has to be there again. and that poor baby girl is so sick. i love you!!

    teehee...little faba kicking her tent!

  3. Praying for your family! The Lord certainly seems to provide exactly what we need for each day!

  4. you and justin have both written some really beautiful things through your struggles. so wonderful you guys have each other! praying little baby girl gets the swift care she needs and you all are back home very soon!

  5. Sending prayers your way! Hang in there. Shannon

  6. praying for faba & for you guys. God is faithful.

  7. Hi Marla,
    Been praying for you and your little Fabienne!

    One of my favorite verses from our time in the icu :

    Isaiah 40:31
    but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint

    Praying God's strength renews your strength today!

  8. ps - they have the same chairs in the icu in Buffalo. hmmm, interesting.


  9. Such a sad picture of your little cutie pie! Keeping you in our prayers she is able to get home soon!