Thursday, November 1, 2007

And Still, I Am Blessed!

Good Evening Bloggers,
Hi Pam & Melanie, Thanks for the concern, you ladies are truly awesome…
Sorry for the lateness of this post and the length of it but it has been a very long day. I spent my day sitting in Strong Pediatric Emergency dept with my youngest daughter Danielle. Any parents reading this post should know the anxiety and helplessness you feel when your child is sick. That is a terrible feeling! She is much better now but we were all a little crazy earlier. This morning when I got up and realized it was late (6:30 am; I usually get up at 5:30 & Danielle gets up at 6), I am yelling for Danielle to get up. She responded but never left her room, I went towards her room calling her again and when I entered the room she was sprawled across her bed on her back profusely crying. When I asked her what was wrong she said she could not move her body!! What! What do you mean? no part of it? And she honestly couldn't move, and she was very hot.
So of course I called my mom & then 911 and (I’m trying not to freak out, but oh my gosh! She could not move her body and kept crying!) We all went to the emergency room.
So long, very long story short. She has a stomach virus, had a fever, and was dehydrated (the reason she was to weak to move). So after throat cultures, urine samples, blood tests, intravenous fluids and x-rays. She is better, in my bed resting and doing much better.
Once I got her home and situated I had to go back out to the store for juice, medicine and more food for dinner, because my son, his wife & my grandbaby came over and they are staying the weekend (my son often feels like he has to “watch over me”)! I thank God for the prayers and support of my mom, my sister, and my kids! Let me tell you about my family this morning. My sister & my son (21yrs.) work 12 hour night shifts and get home at 6:30 am, they were both at my house by 6:45am ready to follow the ambulance, my youngest son (17yrs) goes to college but wanted to stay home to be available if needed (I had to make him go on to school), my oldest daughter (22yrs) went with me & stayed at the hospital, my sister came with us and stayed a couple hours then went and bought us all breakfast, before she went home to sleep. And of course my mom stayed with me the entire time also. Can I just say that, “I LOVE MY FAMLY!!”
No Weapon Formed Against Me Shall Prosper, And Still, I Am Blessed!

13 People Saying Something!

Leeann 01 November, 2007 22:35

Wow! You have days similar to mine! :( That is not a good thing!
Glad that everything is okay now.

ZAM 02 November, 2007 00:17

You're blessed with a wonderful family. I hope your daughter Danielle is much much better now. I can just imagine the anxiety because my son recently got sick with a bad case of bronchitis. He's back in action now, thanks God.

Gill 02 November, 2007 05:14

What a stressful day you must have had Regina! {{{hugs}}} You are truly blessed with a wonderful, supportive family. I am so glad your daughter is feeling a bit better.

Andrea 02 November, 2007 10:05

WOW...!! What a horrifying day that must have been! SO glad that it's over and that she is doing better. And I am so happy that you have such a wonderful family who provides you with so much support.

Your attitude about all of this is AMAZING...you are still blessed. AMEN, sister!

Melanie 02 November, 2007 11:02

How incredibly scary that must have been. I'm glad Danielle is feeling a bit better now. I'll keep her in my prayers that she'll be all better soon.

Dionna 02 November, 2007 13:26

It would be very hard not to panic. I'm so glad your daughter will be all right. Probably scared her to no-ends also! Extra hugs to each other are in order. :)

Shelia 02 November, 2007 13:57

Yes you may and it's a beautiful thing! That type of family bond in priceless and makes like a lot easier in times like these.

I'm glad that your daughter is doing better and that it was something treatable. God's blessings to you and your family.

Pam 02 November, 2007 16:03

AHH! I would have panicked and fallen to pieces! I am so glad that things worked out and that you and your family are home, resting, and healing. I hate when my kids are sick, but emergency/can't move is so scary! I am so glad that you have such a loving and wonderful family to support you and hold you up during this time!

Regina 02 November, 2007 22:21

WOW! Thank yo all for your more than kind and loving words. Danielle is doing much better. she stayed home from school today (Friday) just so that we could make sure she was OK, watch her liquid intake, monitoring her temp, etc.
Judging by her talking and activitty level I would say she is ready to return to school ... NOW!

Thanks again for all the kind words of encouragement and the love & prayers.
Blessings From Our Family To Yours!

Cecily R 03 November, 2007 12:12

Regina I'm so sorry! I feel like a big jerk for not reading this sooner!

My stomach dropped into my toes when I read that your daughter felt like she couldn't move. How terrifying!

I'm so glad everything is getting better and that you have such a great support system with your family.

As you always so nicely say, Blessings!!!

AJ 03 November, 2007 13:43

Glad to know your daughter is feeling better. And you are truly blessed to have a family that pulls together and supports you!

Anonymous

I feel terrible that i wasnt there, when I first read the story I felt like it was time for me to come home, I just feel like im missing alot now, when did all this happened because i spoke to her on saturday, but like I told Toya its hard being away from the people that supported you and gave you everytrhing. Im going to stay so when January comes handle my business get my associates do my internship to show Danielle to never give up even if it means being away from those you love for awhile. I do sort of feel guilty that the fam was there for her support expect for me.

Shana 04 November, 2007 16:28

Oh my gosh, I can't imagine how you must of felt when you found you daughter this way. Praise God that she is OK now and for your great, loving family! :o)

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