Saturday, January 24, 2009

Back To The Hospital

It's been a rough week.

On top of the normally hectic goings-on of nine people(minus the Captain who was out-of-town for work mid-week), the baby got sick. She's spent the past seven plus days alternating between lethargic, limp, sleep-twenty-hours-a-day behavior and refusing to sleep coupled with a banshee's wail to rival the best in Ireland.

Two doctor appointments and one fruitless trip to our local ER left us with little choice but to contact her team of pediatric specialists yesterday morning at the hospital an hour's drive from our house. This resulted in a full day of testing, orchestrating childcare for six other children--not to mention rides to and from scheduled activities, and the first "date" the Captain and I have had in a while--even if it was in the pediatric ER department.

Fortunately, every single test came back normal. Unfortunately, we are no further along than we were a week ago. So, this coming week, we are staring down a minimum of three additional doctor visits: pediatric allergist, pediatric GI, and our primary doctor.

I'll be spending this weekend trying to recoup what I can from last week and preparing for next week's agenda.

Now, I know Thursday was a day of penance.

And, I know the Ark is full of over-achievers, but next time I think I'd rather be blissfully average.

11 comments:

Michelle said...

{{{{{{Jane}}}}} I'm praying for you and your little one. May the Blessed Mother continue to cradle you both with God's love and grace.

Jen said...

They can't find out what's wrong with her? When my youngest, David, was having his cynotic episodes, no one could find out why. Even with numerous PICU stays and every specialist known to man. I hope that she feels better soon and you get some answers. I will offer a special intention just for your family. God Bless you...

Lisa@UnexpectedJourney said...

You and the baby are in my prayers. I hope you find some answers soon! God bless you all!

Anne said...

Prayers coming your way for all of you. Unfortunately, I know all too well the "we aren't sure, we don't know" from the medical professionals. It just goes to show who REALLY is in charge! Hang in there!

Anne

Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle said...

I'm so sorry to hear this, Jane. May God bless you with answers, good health for your baby and a big dose of peace and rest for you!

God bless!
Donna

Alice Gunther said...

Praying for your sweet baby.

ESolgos said...

If you ever need an emergency babysitter- I'm here for you! I know too well what its like to have to rush off to the ER like that. Praying that you will find answers soon!

Barb, sfo said...

That sounds really rough! Be assured of my prayers and I hope your little one is finer than fine, ASAP! I will put St. Gianna on the case--doctor and mom, who better to look out for her?

(By the way, the new profile picture you put up is great. Nice to put a face with the name!)

Stina said...

I'm praying for you and your family!

Ericka said...

I'm so sorry Jane.
Praying for your baby and family to get some answers (and peace).
Hugs,
Ericka

Ouiz said...

I came in late on this one... I am so sorry that your sweet little one is feeling so bad! May God give the doctors wisdom, that they can identify exactly what's wrong... and may it be something easy to fix!