Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Returning to Normal



Hello friends! I did a mini shoot of Ava this afternoon. We just love Valentine's Day and had to share this with you!

Ava's just now getting over the cold she had. She's been out of school for two entire weeks. I'm so thankful we have an awesome doctor that listens and allows her to get better at home. Ava's teacher and school are wonderful at putting together her work and understanding her complicated medical history. The school nurse is phenominal. I really appreciate all her help. Ava's head cold turned into a major thing. She was infected in her nose, throat and ears. I took her back to the doctor yesterday and her ear infection had come back with a vengence. So more antibiotics for her... a lot stronger ones this time. So back to school tomorrow and good thing it is only a half a day. She's not looking forward to going since she's been home so long.

I had a bit of a break down yesterday. I get very anxious about sending her back into all the germs. It's not so much the "normal germs". It's that bronchitis, Influenza A and B are still very prevalent at her school right now. I am always in fear that she will get one of these and her good lung can't handle it. I see her sometimes as she was. I did a poster for the CDH page (https://www.facebook.com/raisingcdhkids) to explain how I feel.


I don't ever want to see her like this again. Colds... very bad colds could put her right back here. I know God protects her and I must trust Him yet my humanly, Motherly instinct takes over and fears the worst. Her doctor reminded me that she's been handing colds pretty well the last few years. She borderlines on needing oxygen which makes me nervous. 

I read this verse today and felt God was sending me an reminder.

Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.  He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.  Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall;  but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. ~Isaiah 40:28-31


I'm feeling well too. I'm getting back to "normal" life. Thanks for your wonderful comments and emails. We are so blessed to have so many awesome family and friends lifting us in Prayer. God is so AMAZING to us! Please continue to pray that He gives Ava protection and that she will get back into the swing of school. We love and thank each and every one of you for the continued support.

~Terri


2 comments:

Raelyn said...

Terri....
I "love" those pictures of Ava!! Her hair is hearts!! Very artsy!! ;-D
I get it. How you feel. Although my story was unique for us and less severe, as a CDH survivor, I put poor Mom through hell. Plus, I was also born with craniosynostosis. (No soft spot). Your feelings and fears are all very valid. I was homeschooled, so we never had to worry so much about Elementary kids' germs. ;)
How I love that Bible verse!! Good reminder, huh? ;-D
I am praying that Ava stay well for the remainder of this cold/flu season!! I was hit one week. Spent about seven days--yes, I counted!!--well, then was hit again!! Come on, Spring!! ;)
--Raelyn
PS. Did Ava get a flu shot? I did!!

Raelyn said...

Terri....
Happy Valentine's Day!! ;-D
--Raelyn