Rest for my Soul

If incase you hadn’t read on Nora’s Facebook Page we spent the bulk of the day in the ER at Children’s.

Crossing the river
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Nora’s heart rate was elevated again early, early this morning and she may have been having some heart spasms. After consulting with her cardiologist later in the morning we opted to bring her in to the ER for assessment. She’s also still having lots of belly issues that are probably being aggravated by the antibiotic.

Just to make sure there wasn’t anything going on with her digestive tract, they did X-rays of her abdomen. That all looked normal, which kind of surprised me. I almost expected them to report back that there was a fanged, tentacled, gastastic monster camping out in there!

Her EKG results didn’t show anything out of whack either.

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On the advice of our cardiologist by phone we had them do some blood work to see for sure if there were any bacterial infections going on. We hated to get her poked and prodded, but it was a necessary evil. The first attempt didn’t take – grrrrrrrrrrr – so they had to stick her TWICE. Fortunately the second time went smoothly.

We really were not sure what to expect, but were delighted when a very shorter than anticipated time later the doctor came back and told us that her labs were all clear!! The only thing that needed to be treated was her fever which was probably brought on by her cold. We could do that at home with Tylenol. The fever, undoubtedly was causing the tachycardia.

While we were at the hospital she never had any drastic drops in her heart rate to indicate any heart spasms, but if that had been going on earlier, the fact that she was able to bring it right back up was reassuring and doesn’t give too much cause for alarm.

Once we were back home, Nora rested peacefully.
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While she and I were resting on the floor, a sweet and special big sister snuck in with a rose for us. We know it was from her because there was a note taped to it that said, “From Greta” She sure is sweet!
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Beautiful reflection of the sunset in the northeastern sky ~
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Goodnight, Brudder!
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Goodnight, sister!
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I am blissfully thankful to be writing this from the comfort of my own bed, being serenaded by a distant train whistle instead of alarms and beeping while shivering on a plastic fold out couch. Nora is in the loving care of her night nurse in her familiar living room / bedroom, free of any leads and wires. Please, please, God, let this be the end of these hospital episodes for awhile!!

Thank you so very much for all of your prayers today, and for your comforting words. We were so very touched and moved to tears at this outpouring of love from so many people! I’ve wondered what it must look like if you could physically see all of the prayers going up for Nora–how beautiful that must be.

I’m off to Sleeptown, USA. Now boarding….

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
(Matthew 11:28-30 NIV)

8 thoughts on “Rest for my Soul

  1. Good Morning, SuperMommy !!. Hope you have got rest tonight. Yesterday was exhausting, but sometimes it is better a trip to the hospital for peace of mind and ruling out other stuff. Praying that she gets rid of this nasty cold soon.
    Yesterday it was the second time that has happened to me that I think of her , check in on facebook ( until I joined Nornor’s group I didn’t use to sign in unless I had a message) , and it happens that you ( or your Mom) has just posted a message requesting urgent prayers for Little Muffin. Call it telepathy or, better, that God wants me to pray for her. Many miles away but thinking and praying for her !!.

    Greta is the sweetest girl !!!. What a blessing she is!!. Have a wonderful Sunday!!. Muuaahh 🙂

  2. Glad to hear things appeared okay, but scary for you! Just want you to know we are always thinking of you all and praying!! We’re here if you need anything.

  3. I am so happy to see Nora got to come home yesterday! I hope you all had a good night’s rest. This week has been not so easy for Nornor… Bless her sweet heart. I share your prayer that this is the last hospital visit for you all for awhile.

  4. I can’t say how great God is. Yay Nora you are home and beautiful with such an amazing group you have and call family. Prayers daily for you all!!!!!!

  5. May God take those tummy problems away that make our little girl turn into to most unhappy little girl that can bring you to your knees. My prayer is for God to give Nora’s tummy piece!!!

  6. I really love this baby and am so thankful for her. She is such a beautiful creation. One of His most magnificent! It truly brings joy to my heart and a smile to my face every time I see her pictures. So thankful for Nora! 🙂 You must be one special lady to be blessed with such an incredible, special gift. Thank you for being such a wonderful mother.

  7. I AM RUNNING A LITTLE BEHIND, I MYSELF HAVE BEEN UNDER THE WEATHER. I AM THRILLED THAT LITTLE MISS NORA IS DOING GOOD!!!!!! THE PICTURES OF HER IN THE E.R. IS SO TOUCHING. LOVE THE ONE WHERE WILLIAM IS TOUCHING HER SO TENDERLY, I ACTUALLY COULD FEEL THE LOVE WITHOUT SEEING HIS FACE. THE ONE OF SWEET LITTLE MISSY AND YOU IS BREATH TAKING. LOVE THAT ONE. GRETA IS SUCH A SWEET AND CONSIDERATE LITTLE GIRL. HER BRINGING IN THE ROSE AND LEAVING IT THERE FOR WHEN YOU AND NORA WOKE UP WAS GREAT. ALSO LOVE THE PICTURES OF NORA WITH THE ROSE. NORA AND GAVIN GETTING READY TO GO NIGHT, NIGHT IS A REALLY GOOD ONE TOO. GRETA’S PICTURE WITH NORA IS SO FULL OF LOVE. GRETA ALWAYS HAS THAT BIG SMILE. NORA LOOKS LIKE SHE IS GIVING THE PEACE SIGN FOR EVERYONE, WHAT A BLESSING SHE IS. THANK YOU FOR SHARING ALL THESE WONDERFUL PICTURES!!! I LOVE YOU ALL AND CONTINUE TO PRAY DAILY FOR ALL OF YOU GUYS. GOD BLESS.

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