Thursday, February 21, 2008

Overwhelmed...

It has been quite a day thus far. Ben was of course sick and so he slept with us last night, which basically means I didn't sleep. This morning his fever is much better but he is still so cranky and clingy. He will NOT let me put him down! I thought I was going to have a breakdown earlier, I needed to get a shower, get a few chores done and care for the kids and Ben would not let me do anything but hold him. Finally I just gave up and sat with him and he fell asleep. He is sleeping now...I transferred him to his bed successfully! Hopefully some additional rest will help him recover faster. Just as I layed him down our phone rang.

This phone call was one of the biggest blessings to me! It was the NICU nurse who was on duty the day Isaac died. She was so kind and so much wiser than us. She knew what we needed to do to enjoy our last moments with our son and I am forever grateful to her. She had found out at the hospital yesterday what was going on with us and was calling to see if we wanted her there on Monday! Can you believe that! The thought had crossed my mind hoping that she would be there, but she is going to go out of her way to be there with us. What an amazing lady! She will never know how much she has touched our lives.

At this point, I have fed Luke lunch, picked up toys, showered and am working on laundry so I am feeling better about life for the moment. My next chore is to sweep the floors. Dirty floors are one of my biggest pet peeves! Then I will be getting ready to head in to the doctor's office for my sonogram...

PLEASE PLEASE pray that the sonogram looks good and that we get sent right home! I am struggling with knowing this is all going to happen Monday but I know that God has it under control. I am just praying he will grant me these last few days with Happy. My appointment is at 4 p.m.

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

Praying praying praying, all along the way. Blessings, Kristy! What an amazing nurse!!!
danita

Maren said...

I am praying for you through this difficult time and praying you get to be with Happy a few more days. I have been following your blog for a month or so. I am grateful for our Heavenly Father and that he does hear and answer our prayers. WOW what a blessing for your family to have the same nurse reach out to help you again!! That warms my sole. I will be thinking of you. I pray you can feel Gods loving arms wrapped around you.

Maren (KY)

Valerie said...

What a blessing to have the nurse contact YOU!! God is working things out for you and your family. Continue to be faithful and cast your fears and worries upon Him. I pray that you feel the many prayers that are being said on your behalf today.

Emily said...

Praying for you today. You have been on my mind all morning. It sounds like you have gotten more accomplished this morning than I have done all week and I am not pregnant! Go, girl. :) Great nurses are straight from God. Two of the NICU nurses who cared for Matilyn when she was born with gastroschisis cared for Miller Grace. It was an unspeakable comfort to leave our little girl with Lyza, the same nurse who saw Matilyn in her most fragile state right after birth, when the time came to drive away last summer. I am praying this is just the first of many surprise blessings to come! :)

Emily said...

And definitely praying for the ultrasound. I KNOW firsthand the value of an uneventful ultrasound!! God will not leave you. None of this is a mystery to Him!

Anonymous said...

Praying for you, your family, and your sweet little boy. What a blessing that the nurse called and offered to be with you! I hope that you are able to enjoy a wonderful, happy weekend with all your boys.

Celeste

Laurie said...

Praying you through Kristy. God has got everything covered in this, I just know it. He even arranged for your Nurse to find out and contact you. He has His eyes on the details of this time you are in and He will not abandon you. Praying that Ben continues to get better and you get the peaceful rest you need for Monday when you meet this precious baby. And for your ultrasound to go well today, and for many more blessings this week to amaze you.
And for Happy to grow by leaps and bounds this week!!

Love, Laurie in Ca.

Alicia said...

Praying, Kristy! What a wonderful blessing that the nurse called you! When I was in the hospital a few weeks ago for induction (my baby had died), I had a wonderful nurse. She answered so many questions.

Holding you, Happy and your family up in prayer.

Zac and Jenny said...

How awesome that you'll be able to have the support of a nurse who understands what you're going through!

I hope that Ben is getting better. Even though you have lots to do and get done before Monday, I glad you're able to snuggle with Ben and comfort him when he needs you. It's a blessing in itself when our kids "need" us...

I'm thinking of you today and will pray for a great, uneventful ultrasound.

-Jenny

Anonymous said...

You have been on my mind everyday. I am still praying for a miracle! Kristen

Cori said...

I am praying for you throughout the day....and everyday. What a blessing to have the same nurse....we had a similar "blessing" with a nurse as well and it mae me feel sooooo much better about my child's care.

I pray you can feel God's lovig arms wrapped so tightly around you!

JuJu - said...

I am a blog lurker on your blog - I have read for while. I just want you to know that I am praying for you and I have been - from one Momma to another - your family is being lifted up and so is your precious baby Happy.

If it is OK with you - I am going to post a prayer request for you guys on my blog -

I figure the more prayer the better -

I am sending you a huge hug and you are such a strong woman of God - I think you are a hero among women everywhere.

Julia

Anonymous said...

Hi

I am praying for you and have been for sometime. This is my first time commenting. I hope everything goes smoothly this afternoon at your appointment. I hope you get to hold Happy a little longer. Wow what a blessing from the nurse...Their are Angels everywhere..God Bless!

Anonymous said...

Kristy,
Praying for you as always. Thanking God for the blessing of the nurse that will be with you on Monday. Love to you.
Dee

Just little ole me said...

Praying that all goes well with your ultrasound and may God bless that nurse!

The Mays' said...

We will be praying for a quick uneventful sonogram for you today. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Love and prayers,
Ryan, Tiffany, Kylie and Aydan

Rebecca said...

I'm praying. What a wonderful nurse! :)

Kenzie Stanfield said...

Kristy-

I am praying for you right now! I know that you are so overwhelmed and so many things are running through your mind... I'm just praying for peace, strength, and of course for Happy to be doing well so that you will enjoy a few more days with him.

I can sense the fear and confusion, YET the resolution that the Lord's will is still good. I know it was hard for me and that was my first time, as you are now walking this a second. Please be confident that there are so many praying and loving your family right now! What a beautiful blessing of your nurse... she is definitely working in God's plan for you in this time. I'll be praying that Ben will continue to heal so he will be able to come up on Monday!

Love and prayers,
Kenzie

The Lenda's said...

Praying that your appointment goes well and that you Happy can stay nice and comfy inside his mama until Monday. Praising God for that sweet nurse ministering to your family, what a precious blessing.
Rachel in PA

happy gram said...

praying for you and the ultrasound! wish i was there - even though i KNOW a sick child wants his mother- i'd for sure snuggle him and read to him and sing to him and cuddle him so you could get a break. i pray for a special someone to do that for you and that he begins to feel better soon!

Jane-Jane said...

don't think I've left a message before...found your blog about a month ago.

wanted to stop and tell you that I am praying for your family. And I am praising God for such a wonderful NICU nurse.

Anonymous said...

Hello,
I am pray ing for you. I am praying that you will be home safe with your boys.
I know what you mean about dirty floors, but with three kids and a dog it can be challangeing. Take care and remeber you are in God's hands. Amy

Wrights said...

I don't know you but found your link through another blog. Just wanted you to know that I am praying for you right now and that you will have the most precious time with your sweet Happy. We'll be lifting you up.
rebekah

So Blessed said...

I am praying for God to fill you with His peace and strength...and that He will grant your heart's desire for precious time with Happy.

Chrissy said...

Thinking of you. Praying that all went well today and that you are home! Also praying that Ben feels up to par! Call me or email if you want...I await to hear how today went. Love, Chrissy

Margarete said...

Praying here...waiting for your update.
Margarete

The Pittsburgh Hites said...

I just got the call from Shell about an hour ago, and am praying that tonight's tests show improvement and once again they let you come home tomorrow, and that they WAIT to take Happy as long as they can!!
I'm praying again, and am hoping that God is there holding you up, helping you through this!
We love you, Howard and the boys and wish we could be there to help in anyway we can!!!
We'll be praying all night Kristy!
-Ginger, Greg and Maggie too

Fern in Ohio said...

Praying for you.