Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Life changes in a moment's notice

I guess to say it has been a "rough" couple of days would be an understatement, but the reality is that it has been.

You see, in this picture there are two things of special notice...the black truck through the windshield you are seeing this from is my husband and in the ambulance is my oldest son Nick (15) and myself (riding shotgun) as we make our way to the ER.

I had been sick the day before with a cold/flu and when Nick woke up Sunday morning not feeling well we thought he was getting the same sickness that I had the day before. I still wasn't well so I stayed home from church and has Nick call into work that day as well. He & I took a nap and when I woke up I saw him having Grand Mal Seizures.

I called 911 and thus began a new path for our family. After being in the Peds ER for a couple of hours the doctors decided that it would be best to transfer him to the local children's hospital for more testing. It is the same hospital that Nick spent 51 days in the PICU in back in 2005, so we were thankful to still have friends there and knew we would be in the BEST hands while we were there.

They did MRI's, CT Scans, EEG's, and did lots of blood work over the course of the time we were there and thankfully everything came back clear. That's the good news. The bad news is that unless they "catch" him in a seizure they can't really tell us what is causing it. (Is it just me or does that sound really crazy?)

They put Nick on some anti-seizure meds for a year and a half and for a week or two we are going to have to really watch him to see how he handles the meds and also to see if he has any other seizures.

My head is spinning from the information, from the new path, the "stuff" that goes along with it, and all the while I am wondering if I will ever get the picture of him seizing out of my head. Even though I don't know how long this new adjustment will be for us, I DO know that God is in complete control of the situation, that we are in His hands, and that He is faithful.

You see, Life changes in a moment's notice, but God never does. So, here we are, on this new path on our journey, seeking to find the JOY each and every day, while we love, serve, and grow to be more like Him.

I've got so many incredible God moments over the two days we spent in the hospital and can't wait to share with you how we've seen God's grace throughout this bumpy part of the road.

In the mean time, our family wants to take a minute to say THANK YOU for all your thoughts, prayers, emails, FaceBook comments, Twitter messages, and comments. Your support has been the extra "umph" we've needed to take one more step forward in the face of these scary days.

Seeking JOY on the Journey,


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11 Mel's World Friends Comments:

Mari 10:40 PM  

I'm so glad you are where you are now and that the reports have been clear. Continuing to pray as you go through this next step.

Kathleen Couch 10:40 PM  

Mel,
So sorry to hear about Nick's illness. You are so special to be able to glorify God, through it all. It is easy to say wonderful, spiritual things when you aren't in the fire.
I'll be praying for your son, and your family.
Kathleen
www.twitter.com/kathcouch

KJ 10:53 PM  

Its, good to hear you encouraging yourself in the Lord, Mel. I have never been through something like this within my own family. I can only imagine what it was like. Please count on my prayers. You are so right. God never changes. He had all this mapped out before you hit this turn.

Hugs, KJ

Shana 11:10 PM  

God Bless you all and your family is in my prayers!

Praise and Coffee 6:04 AM  

Thinking and praying for you. The memory doesn't go away, but the pain and fear of it will. I promise.

Praying for wisdom from the One who does have all the answers.
Much love and hugs!
Sue

Lisa 8:55 AM  

Still lifting up the family in prayer. That this may be a glitch that will pass soon.
I am excited to hear about your God Moments.

Melissa @ The Inspired Room 9:54 AM  

Oh, Mel, this is heart wrenching for me as a mom. Life does change in an instant. Keeping you in my prayers as you trust in what God can do through this new path.

Hugs and blessings,
The Other Mel

Michelle 10:11 AM  

Have they looked at blood sugar? When ill the blood sugar can drop and cause seizures. Please remember to update so we know how to pray. We're having our own set of -special- things going on at our house.... Our daughter could use prayer as well.

Vicki Dauer 12:29 PM  

Praying for you and Nick. It is scary to see loved one have seizure. Praying that it was just once in lifetime thing.Praying that the meds can be adjusted well.

Thanks for the update.

Vicki

Pamela Kramer 2:16 PM  

Prayers are with you and your family Mel.

Robin ~ PENSIEVE 8:13 AM  

Continuing to pray for all...I cannot imagine walking this; the kind of thing that knocks the breath out of a mama's (& daddy's) heart, unexpected and so difficult in the moments.

{{hugs}}

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