When it Rains it Pours

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Staring at angels

Twas certainly a day for the books!!

Gavin awoke complaining of a headache and a sore throat. He seemed in good spirits and otherwise normal. I wondered of perhaps he just had a case of school-itus. Upon further investigation there were, however, a couple of white spots in his throat. He continued to complain over breakfast that now his belly hurt. After that I dismissed him back up to his bedroom and continued getting Greta ready. Nora and I walked Greta up to the bus stop, which as I write this seems like several days ago. If that is any indication of how this day has been!?

I decided to have Gavin seen by the pediatrician to have him tested for strep. He was his usual jovial self on the way there and on until we were in the room waiting to be seen by the doctor. Nora was exceptionally well behaved and slept for most of the time that we were out.

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He has a look of his sister!

The test came back negative and the doctor didn’t really see any reason why Gavin shouldn’t go on to school. So that’s where he went afterwards.

The rest of the morning and afternoon were relatively uneventful. I was relieved to have my shoes delivered that I ordered at the last minute for my sister Emily’s wedding this weekend. I was even more relieved that they fit! I was in a great mood–proud of myself that I got out of the house with Nora on my own, and happy to have my shoes. Things must have been going too well, I guess.

In a matter of 10 minutes the cat had another violent seizure, Nora became grumpy, and I was reminded of Gavin’s tux fitting appointment in a half an hour from then.

Unless I suddenly transformed into an octopus, it was impossible to bring the cat in a carrier to the vet with a baby in a carrier on oxygen. Not to mention the kids were about to walk in the door from school, one of which needed to  somehow be across town in 30 minutes. And Nora was pestering for a bath. I can’t wait until I can read this back as an old lady and laugh about it. Because it sure wasn’t funny this afternoon.

William was able to leave his job site that sounds like it also had O Fortuna blaring at it. Gavin got to his tux fitting a few minutes late. Nora got her bath, and the cat… is still alive. The vet wasn’t in when I called but will return my call tomorrow. SIGH.

I walked outside this evening to take the garbage out and was amused by the contrast of the outdoors from everything going on inside. It was nice to trade the sound of crying baby, disgruntled kid, whirring dish washer and ringing phones for the sound of crickets and distant train whistles. Even for just the 2 minutes I was outside!!

Nora has an appointment with the cardiologist bright and early tomorrow morning – 7am. Please pray that evidence of God’s healing touch will be evident in the tests that are performed on her precious little heart.

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The Lord  is a refuge for the oppressed,
a stronghold in times of trouble.
(Psalm 9:9 NIV)

7 thoughts on “When it Rains it Pours

  1. I BELIEVE YOUR ONE DAY TODAY SHOULD HAVE BEEN STRETCHED INTO ABOUT THREE DAYS. BET YOU WERE READY FOR BED, AND I HOPE YOU ARE IN BED NOW FAST ASLEEP FOR YOUR EARLY APPOINTMENT. I BELIEVE THAT GOD HAS TOUCHED NORA’S LITTLE HEART, AND THE DOCTOR WILL SAY IT LOOKS MUCH BETTER. PRAISE GOD FOR HIS GOODNESS. THE PICTURE OF NORA SHOWING HER WHOLE BODY IS SOOOO CUTE. SHE IS GROWING SO GOOD, AND SHE IS SUCH A BEAUTIFUL BABY THAT LOVES HER FAMILY, AND IS SO LUCKY THAT HER FAMILY LOVES HER BACK SO MUCH. GOD KNEW WHAT HE WAS DOING WHEN HE BLESSED YOUR FAMILY WITH LITTLE NORA ROSE. IT IS GETTING PRETTY LATE, SO I GUESS I WILL CALL IT A DAY AND GET SOME SLEEP MYSELF. I WILL BE SENDING MANY PRAYERS UP FOR NORA BEFORE FALLING ASLEEP. LOVE YOU ALL. GOOD NIGHT AND GOD BLESS.

  2. So happy to hear Nora’s cold is leaving, now to keep the other two munchkins well. From a couple things you’ve said, it occurs to me to ask if Nora is ready for a change in her daily routines. Such as trying to get her to sleep longer times at one period, and not just take cat naps. Thinking if it is time to adjust her into a day and night schedule? With her seeming to protest to her nightly caretakers, she is not aware of the difference and that this is sleepy time. Perhaps you can discuss this with your doctor as to how do you make the switch over with her. She is getting bigger and more aware of her surroundings, so she may need a different stimulation and set of challenges. The only way to tell you is by being fuzzy and protesting. She is bored, she wants more to do. I would think this would be a blessed sign for you. She has surprized everyone, there is no reason for her to stop now! Your Little Miss Nora has plans… you can see them in her eyes on her alert days!

    Has any one come in to help with physical therapy or strengthening her back or neck? Will they be able to now that she is progressing? Or is this still somewhere down the road yet? God bless all of you for the love you have to show the world when things don’t go the perfect plan in our life.. Love goes on, love grows, love helps each other, and love reaches out to many new people who gather into your arms, to hold, to help, to pray, to share in your rough time and try to help in ways only friends will. Love you!

  3. Hope all goes well at the cardiologist appt and glad Gavin doesn’t have strep. Hope the cat is okay and all goes well with your sister’s wedding! Praying for you, as always!

  4. I’ve had similar days! They were quite a long time ago, when my boys were young, and now I can laugh about them. At the time, though, they certainly weren’t any funnier than your day was yesterday! Would a hug help? The day I broke the bed moving it to clean underneath, called husband to report this happening, then called him later to tell that I had somehow broken the toilet, and that the dog was barfing…… Good days! We still laugh about the day I broke the toilet and the bed! Hope the appointment today is all good news. I saw two sets of three birds on Monday as I drove, and thought of you and sweet Nora. She’s certainly growing! She looks great! Praying for you all,
    samm

  5. Aleisa- I’ve never met you so I hope that this doesn’t come across wrong…but all I could think about in reading this post is that another prayer of your had been answered- you have achieved ‘normal’! Absent the O2 for Nora, it sounds like a crazy day not unlike one that so many moms have had!! Saw the awesome news from the hospital! Praises!

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