Saturday, January 14, 2012

Finally, a decent night

Olivia had a much better night last night. No late night phone calls. No room full of medical professionals frantically rushing around to make sure she is stable. For that we are abundantly thankful. In other news, it is fun to see other people get to know the fighter that my kid is. Any time someone moves her to fix tubing, diaper, or anything else close to her, she is apparently letting them know that she is tired of laying in this bed with this tube down her throat. As a result, they need more meds to sedate her because she turns into wild woman, grabbing a tubing, trying to get out of the bed, etc.

Her chest x-ray still looks a little wet, so they are going to give her lasix today to try to pull some more fluid off of her. They are also keeping her sedation up so they can avoid the whole "bull-in-the-china-shop" affect. She looks comfortable and for that I am thankful.

I finally got some sleep...a lot of sleep. I got a room here at the hospital and probably got around 10 hrs of sleep last night. Somewhere Kelly is cursing me. I feel much better as a result. Missed being at home in my bed, but I figured with the way the past couple of nights have gone, it was a safer bet to stay here last night and avoid any drives through midtown in the wee hours of the morning.

Overall, while things could be better, we really are thankful for a lot of things. The outpouring of support and prayers for us and our girl has been amazing. THANK YOU for that. We find comfort in the fact that we have a great God who is in control and who promises throughout Scripture that he is with us. In fact, it is beautiful to see him promise that to his people from the beginning. Kelly and I are trying to do the Discipleship Journal reading plan to finish the bible in a year this year. Yesterday, I read in Genesis 31 God promise to Jacob that he would be with him and thought, "How beautiful is it that the God of the universe has promised his people that he would be with them over and over again throughout Scripture?" I mean think about it: the Creator and sustainer of life, the one who holds our very breath in his hands is mindful of us (Psalm 8) and promises to be with us (Hebrews 13:5; Matt. 28:20) and to be a rock and a refuge for us (Psalm 18).

We find rest in him and pray that you do as well.


  1. Happy to hear that you finally had a quiet night and got some sleep. I hope that Olivia continues to improve.

  2. So glad it was a better night. Praying for your family. Thanks for reminding us of God's incredible love for us...and presence during all parts of our life. Love you guys! - Pete and Laura