Sunday, May 31, 2015

My Daughters Illness


For the last month my daughter's illness has progressively gotten worse leading us to 7 days ago when we were informed her condition was critical. At some point her spleen literally split in half leading to an emergency (4 hours) surgery! My husband and I arrived an hour into the surgery and waited. I was terrified for my child and so very worried about all the progress my husband has made over the last (6) months since his own surgery.



Keeping it real

Our youngest daughter (24) lays in a bed in Acute Care now after 4 days in ICU.

At one point I wrote this:
I sit in a chair next to a bed that holds a young woman. In a day, she has lost her spleen, part of her pancreas and a lot of infection. A ventilator breaths air for her body. Tubes coming out of everywhere and are connected to a world of machines. Six bags of liquids keep her sedated, pain free, pumping antibiotics, throughout her body.

Not being sure how much is to much to share!

Blogging is about happy things never share the negative!
But in life bad things happen to good people. It is how we deal with the bad and always try to find something positive.





So where am I now? Sleeping on a couch in her hospital room! My big Summer plans put on hold until she is able to care for herself. She makes sure she can see me if she wakes up. That line of sight gives her comfort and makes me feel so loved.

It brings tears to my eyes writing to you but if one person reads this and is asking themselves "Why me"? You are not alone! Bad things happen to good people everyday! We just have to be satisfied with the baby steps it will take to recover. I pray a lot and I have cried a river. I was so happy because today she stood up by herself.

May your blessings be many!

I know this is a little mixed up and I am so sorry but I wanted to explain and really was at a loss for words.

I will be back - Lisa


-Create and be Unique - Lisa

26 comments:

  1. Blogging is about sharing and oh my, I wish I could reach right into my screen and hug you right now.
    Be strong. Be brave my love.
    Hugs to you.

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  2. I am so sorry to hear this, but glad to hear she is out of the ICU. Thank you for being both strong and feeling comfortable with your audience to share this. I've followed your blog for the past year and it has been a privilege to lend your quilting life to the blogging world to learn from, and now a bit of your personal life to feel we are not alone during similar times. Positive thoughts headed to both you and your family.

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  3. so sorry Lisa. Prayers for your daughter and your family xx

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  4. I am so sorry to hear this! A couple of years ago we almost lost our oldest son, involving his pancreas and gall bladder. so many prayers and tears. sending lots of hugs to you and your family. thanks for sharing. what a blessing that you can see progress. you are being watched over...

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  5. My husband and I will be praying for your daughter's healing along with strength for you and your husband. May the Lord Jesus draw all of you close at this frightening time, comfort you in his love, protect your faith and restore your daughter's health. My husband and I have six children of our own, mostly grown, but always needing prayer. God bless you, sister.

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  6. Dear Lisa,
    I feel for you and your family. I am happy to hear that your daughter was able to stand up. It must have been a joyeous moment. May she get better and better each day!
    Big hugs!!!!
    Esther
    esthersipatchandquilt at yahoo com
    ipatchandquilt dot wordpress dot com

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  7. Many prayers and thoughts coming your way. Just take it one day at a time.

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  8. Dear Lisa,
    All the best and luck of the world to your daughter and to you and the rest of the family. You're really not alone and we all think of you and your daughter. It's ok to write about negative things, because that's life. Four weeks ago I lost my unborn child. It was just the 7th week pf the pregnancy, but it was so hard to find it out including the addition things, which happened before. But there are so many lovely people out there, who gave me the strength to walk on and start to enjoy life again. That's the best of this blogger world - there arr always some people, who think of you.
    All the best and greetings from Germany,
    Rike

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  9. How frightening! I'm so happy she is awake and healing now. Thinking of you...

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  10. Oh Lisa - I send ALL my love and good wishes to your daughter. Keep smiling my lovely and take care of yourself too xxxx

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  11. How terrible! Wishing your daughter a speedy recovery.

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  12. Oh Lisa!! I've been thinking a lot about you lately. I hope she recovers fully and well very soon! I'm praying for your family and sending you all my love. Stay strong my friend!

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  13. Prayers for you and your family!

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  14. Lisa, my thoughts ar with you and your family. it is so sad and Scarey to have a sick child...no matter what age. take care of yourself too!

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  15. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your precious daughter. Stay strong and remember to find something to laugh about each day. I know that sounds absurd, but it will help with the stress you are under.

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  16. Lisa, your daughter is very lucky to have such a loving and caring mom. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Take care

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  17. I am sure your readers, like me, are honored that you are able to share the hard times with us as well as the good. Life is not all sunshine and light for any of us. Sending hugs and prayers, and hoping you will have lots more reasons to smile in the coming days.

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  18. OMGoodness. I am so sorry. I will be praying for all of you during these really hard days.

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  19. Lisa, so sorry to read this has happened. A big hug to you and your family. Your strength will make her get better quickly.

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  20. I am so sorry to hear about your daughter's sickness!! This is horrible. I know your presence must be such a comfort to her - we are never too old to be cared for and loved by our mothers. <3 You are both in my prayers! Hoping for continued recovery for her and some rest and recuperation for the whole family.

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  21. Lisa,
    Sharing is fine and probably you needed to share with others. My prayers are with you, your daughter and family and hopes that everyone feels much better very soon.

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  22. I'm so sorry to hear of your daughter's illness and surgery - I'm sure your presence is giving her great comfort, and I hope she recovers quickly and thoroughly.

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  23. Hang in there Lisa. This is your space and you can share anything, any time with us. Sending healing prayers to you and your family. In each day, fine one small thing to be grateful for. A smile, a step, whatever it may be. It helps to balance things. Bless you.

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  24. I'm Praying for you and your husband and daughter right now asking for healing, peace and the assurance that the Lord is with you now and always. With Love from your blog friend

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  25. Please know that this is not too much to share. I am praying for you, your girl, and the rest of your family. I hope that you are all able to rest soon - no one gets rest in the hospital.

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  26. I am so glad you shared with us. When you read someone's blog all the time, you feel like you really know them even if you've never met them in person. Prayers for you and your daughter. Keep the faith! God has a plan.

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