Thursday, April 24, 2014

March Snapshot

For some reason I can't remember now, I didn't have my camera on me for most of the month.  I think I swapped purses and my smaller purse couldn't hold my camera???  Who knows.  Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures in this post.  So here's how March went...

Sophia had a bloody trach and wasn't doing so well.  She was starting to have difficulty breathing...again.  It was too early to tell how bad she was going to get.

My birthday, yay!  Plus, Sophia is worse and I'm confident that we will be in the ER within 24 hours.  With the birthday wishes coming in throughout the day, btw...thanks everyone...they were awesome, it was a nice distraction from Sophia's condition.  Then it was back to reality, Sophia is in horrible shape.

My day shift nurse arrived and assessed Sophia.  She sounded horrible and that's when I decided to take her to the hospital.  She had a lower respiratory infection and required more oxygen than we had at home.  The infection made it difficult for her to breathe because her lungs are so chronic.  I called my parents to come get the girls and they were here ASAP!  Then we were off to the ER...again.

Baby girl was well enough to come home, YAY!  In the meantime, Jeremiah started saying that he wasn't feeling well.  WHAT?!  NOOOO!!!  What am I to do without my wingman?!  I took a deep breath and did what I had to do.  The nurse and I got Sophia home.  I tried to get and keep Jeremiah situated and comfortable.  I tried to take care of the girls.  All the while trying to remember who I can breath around and who not to breathe around.  AND?!  It's Jeremiah's birthday.  Our birthdays sucked this year :o(

And then I received a tender mercy from the Lord.  I got a phone call from the most coveted charter school in our area.  Scarlett was granted fall admission via the lottery!!!  I was high off of that phone call for two weeks.  I have known people to be in the 400's and 600's on the waiting list.  Scarlett was number two on the waiting list.  I thanked the Lord for a good long time for this blessing!  Jeremiah told me that because I've endured my trials well, the Lord was blessing me and my children.  After much prayer, everything I tried to make happen was coming together.  

In the words of the great President Gordon B. Hinkley, “Keep trying.  Be believing. Be happy. Don’t get discouraged. Things will work out.”