Krankenhaus Tag Dreizehn 

Shout out to my German readers! Sorry, I’m getting bored with the daily blog post title so I thought I would pick a new language tonight! In looking at my blog stats I realized I have several readers in Germany. In fact I have blog readers and people praying for D in 11 countries! I am so thankful for your prayers!! 

D’s day started out pretty rough. She woke up vomiting. The doctors came in (after the sickness passed of course!) and actually said “well, we don’t see anything to be concerned about”. Really?!? Nothing to be concerned about!!! I couldn’t believe it. I took this opportunity to share the things concerning me because as a mother I’m thinking I’m seeing things a little differently! After our conversation they decided to take D off all narcotics in case they were causing the nausea and call in a GI (gastrointestinal) consult. 

The GI doctor came in after studying her case file and blood work. He found a few things that it ‘could’ be the problem but nothing really jumped out at him. He adjusted some of her vitamin/supplement levels and said he was going to give it a day to see if these changes, in addition to the removal of narcotics, led to improvements. 

Something helped because she felt much better the rest of the day. She has had no pain meds at all and has not complained one time! She did get a little sick this evening but it was not near as bad as this morning. 

The Drs came back around this evening and brough up a new issue! They said she would need to come off the intravenous nutrition within the next 24-36 hrs. Apparently it can be damaging to her little body after so long. The problem is we are having problems getting D to eat. It’s crazy because we never thought this would be a problem for her. We had asked you to pray for just the opposite! Well done! 

We need you to pray her appetite will come back. 

Right now D has no interest in food at all. We can’t get her to eat more than a few bites at any given time. The Drs said if she doesn’t start eating on her own when they take her off her current nutrition they will have to put in a feeding tube. Agghh!! We don’t want that. We are already coming home with multiple bags and tubes. We don’t want extras if they aren’t absolutely necessary. 

Several of you have asked how I’m holding up. Thank you for your concern. I realize our situation is pretty crazy. A year ago we didn’t even know this little girl and now I’m emptying bags, flushing tubes and handling other medical stuff I never dreamed I would be doing. I don’t want you to think I’m any kind of super woman because I’m certainly not. Joey and I are just trying to be obedient. God calls us all to do different things, hard things. I don’t know how we ended up here. It is certainly not something we set out to do from the beginning. It has just been a series of baby steps of obedience. It is hard and today was probably my lowest day so far. I know that God equips us to fulfill His calling. He does not call the equipped, where would the glory be in that! God is glorified when we are obedient whether we feel like it or not, whether we think we can do it or not, whether want to do it or not. “Yes, Lord” is what He wants to hear. None of us can do the hard things God is calling is to do without the love and support of the body of believers. We could not be doing this without you all praying for us and supporting us in so many ways. 


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