Tuesday, May 13, 2008

A Day not worth Repeating

My phone rang at 6:00am, which is never a good sign. The hubs called me on his way to work. His brother, who works for him, called him to say our 14 week old niece had stopped breathing and an ambulance was on the way to their house. I got that info and waited 20 minutes for an update. those were the longest 20 minutes ever spent. I don't think there has been a time where I have cried so hard or prayed so much. My mind was going places I didn't want it to go; I was scared out of my mind.
At 6:20 I got a call that said she was breathing again, but on her way to the hospital. At 7:30, I got a call that said they were going to keep her overnight to run some tests. I made the decision to go to the hospital to see how things were going. By the time I got there, she was being sent home. All the tests they had run came back normal. They think it was acid reflux that startled the vocal chords and stopped her breathing. So frightening!

At 1:15 this afternoon the hubs called me again. The mole they cut off his leg last week was Melanoma. For those of you keeping track, that's his 4th Melanoma. The first 2 went into his lymph system and caused him to go through a year's worth of chemo type treatment. The 3rd, this past Thanksgiving, was only on the surface and not a worry. This one is a little deeper. They are concerned that it might have traveled into his lymph system again, so are scheduling a surgery to find out.

I am beside myself with the way this day has turned out. Try as I might, I can not figure out why this keeps happening to him. The hubs is pretty torn up about it and I'm not doing so well myself. I've leaned on God today more than ever. I do believe, he is carrying me right now.


Rebecca said...

Oh, wow... First I just want to Praise God for your niece being ok - thank the Lord!

And Hubby... ((HUGS)) I don't really know what to say other than I will be keeping you guys in prayer. I can'y imagine what yuo must be thinking/feeling right now, but you are right, God is carrying you - He is there for you - lean on Him.

Praying, always..


Jessica said...

I will keep your family in my prayers. I am sorry that you guys are having to endure so much.

Anonymous said...

My dearest friend! I am so sorry for the stress of today! But I must tell you how relieved I am that you are relying on our Lord! Because you and I both know that there is no better place to lay our worries! I will pray for your beautiful neice and your brave husband. I will pray that God will bring peace to your heart and mind. It is always our mind that is our biggest enemy. We are always "thinking"!!Love you friend!

Burg said...

Wow... You're in my prayers..

Ellinghouse said...

I am totally praying for you and your family. I understand how scary it is with your new little neice.....My best friend in the world lost her 12 week old about a month ago to SIDS. Not joking....worst thing in my life. Currently, I really have a hard time putting 10 month old Nola to bed. I am so scared!

I am also praying for your husband. It's so true, it's in god's hands. He has brought him through it 3 times, so obviously God had plans for him to be here with you and your family.

Thanks for being open and honest on the blog, the specifics help me to pray....well, more specifically!

Suz said...

Goodness girl... what a lot to deal with in a day. I always have to look on the bright side though, it could've turned out worse. Hard to imagine I know, but you're in God's plan and he's with you and it sounds like you know that :)

Keep praying and keep the faith that God will continue to carry you all through these times. He certainly has a reason for your niece and husband to still be there... and prayerfully for a long time!

Angelita said...

Hi there, I hold my breathe until I finish your blog. That was tensing. I pray for you and your family.