What a week it has been.
I am tired.
I am sad.
I am struggling.
You know me, dear readers. When I drop off the face of the earth for a couple days it is because life has swept me up in a crazy dance or something else has consumed my time for a bit.
My oldest daughter is very sick, struggling with a virus that she picked up on Sunday
and has been weak from for a couple days.
Monday we got a call that the neurosurgeon up in the Cities wants her in his office within a week.
Normally it takes at least three months to get her in.
So to say we were surprised would not be exaggerating.
Tuesday she started to have “episodes” where she would lose color, stagger, and fall, or stumble into something and hold onto for dear life like she was trying to keep from drowning.
Today we took her into the doctor’s office because I was concerned with what symptoms she was showing, even while reassuring myself that it was probably tinnitis or she had an ear infection, etc, which was affecting her balance.
No answers except for two possibilities.
Since she gets a workup on Monday, we are hanging on until then. Meanwhile she is not doing school, resting as much as possible, pushing fluids, and (breaking her heart) skipping youth group and dance lessons tomorrow.
Its hard to watch my kid go through this, because she is one determined, vivacious young lady with a heart of gold. And falling to the floor in a thrift store with an older lady helping her up is not her idea of “staying cool” like a teenager should. Being prayed for as all the other kids file out of their groups on Wednesday does not fit her image of “looking in control of things”. She is really having a tough time, but with encouragement and prayer she is doing a little better.
So forgive me readers. Life on this side of the computer requires my absolute attention
for a couple more days, and then I will be back.
Please keep praying for my Big Kid.
Blessings to you and yours,Â
Wow you are going through hard times! Keep your spirits up as much as possible and know many people are thinking of you and your family.
Praying for you and your daughter. Waiting and not knowing is so hard. May God give the doctors wisdom and your family peace.
Your daughter and your family are in my prayers. I also pray that the Lord will strengthen and sustain you and your family as you go through this.
Briana from Texas
Just a thought as I’ve personally gone through something similar for years. I’ve a combination of low blood pressure, inner ear imbalance and low blood sugar. So I needed to eat good quality small meals 5 + times a day. I can’t have simple carbs much as they cause a blood sugar spike, a rush of insulin and then too low blood sugar.
I started taking kefir a year ago and it is much much better now. This started as a teen and I am 51 now.
(hugs) Praying you get answers on Monday.
How many times we parents would give anything to take our childrens’ troubles on ourselves instead of watching them struggle! We just have to remind ourselves that their trials enable their triumphs, and each difficulty was designed just for them to mold them into the phenomenal person God intends them to be. Praying for all of you!
Heather, Just now prayed a special prayer for your daughter and will continue to pray for her. I pray for the Lord’s will and just know that you and your family are being prayed for. Thanks, Cindy in Alabama
Hi Heather. I am praying for you and your family. Please keep us posted on her progress. If there is anything else I can do, let me know.