2010/04/09

Wrong Again.


I spend a lot of time as a wife, mother, daughter realizing how ignorant I really am. It can be embarrassing, but mostly it's an opportunity to worship God because He's Wisdom!

The kids don't have bronchiolitis they have a nasty cold. Samuel and Silas seem to be on the mend, but it's Libby who isn't well and she needs your earnest prayers. She woke up at 11 pm last night and was struggling to catch her breath. Her very bad state turned to worse in a hurry. We tried all the tricks moms and dads at home learn to do with tight chested babies; steamy showers, cold air, chest clapping. None of these methods worked. I was holding my baby girl in my arms realizing we would need to make a trip to the Emergency Room ASAP. Before I knew it her eyes started rolling in the back of her head and her body started shaking. We got to the ER and she vomited all over the Registrar's Office. Within an hour we learned she was having a severe Asthma Attack. We are now home with all the meds and a very sick little girl. She's as white as a sheet and very jittery as her little heart is working overtime. She'll be fine, but it will take some time.

As it turns out she never fully recovered from the bronchiolitis she had two weeks ago. When she caught the cold her little bronchial tubes began to spasm and produced far too much mucous/liquid for her body to process. Thus, the swelling and inability to breath without help. How frail we really are. I love to see our weaknesses as it spurs me on to trust our Lord more. However, it is hard to see the weakness in a little child, particularly your own, because it's a very human thing to desire to control every part of your child's life. To save them from every harm, from every little thing that might pain them.

Jake and I praise God for his mercies to us. Libby is his child, we are only her faithful stewards here on earth. Her body, mind, soul is His. We trust him to do as he pleases and he has given us the awesome responsibility of shepherding her fully. How glorious our Lord is.


7 comments:

Claire Higgins said...

Oh poor poor Libby. I've been praying for her since last night when I read this. I can't imagine how you felt, either, Christie! I hope there are peaceful days ahead for you all. Much love.

Gaines Family said...

Hugs! We will be continuing to keep Libby in prayer. What a frightening ordeal, thank God that He is always present to guide us through such times.

Christy said...

Sweet Libby! I hope she's better soon! We love you Libby!

jj said...

What a fright! Please tell Libby that all the Jacksons hope she gets all the way better soon...

Karen said...

Oh Christie .. I didn't know how sick Libby was ... I am sorry I have been out of pocket for days. My only form of communication is my computer now that I am home. My phone died in N.C. I will not get my new one until thursday. I will pray for the children and you/Jake. Glad she is doing better.

Appollo Schloss said...

Glad to hear she is doing better. Shiloh had a temporary bout with asthma after her winter sickness's, I did the same thing and thought we had pneumonia again, thank the Lord for inhalers!

john.reynolds1@mac.com said...

We are glad you are feeling much better Libby!