Seeing the blessings

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Isn't she funny?!?  She's in her stander, playing with a toy from her occupational therapist.

Caroline is such a cute muggins.  Her smile is one of my personal 7 wonders, and just when she seems unaware of what's going on around her, she surprises us with a glance that says "Hey, I have a strong opinion about this, and I will share it with you someday."

Lately, her health has been stellar.  She hasn't had to go the hospital in months, and most of her doctors see her only on a check-up basis.  

We've become so used to this stability that we've almost taken it for granted.  It took a set-back a couple weeks ago to remind us how quickly her health can change.

At first, a low-grade fever hung around for a few days.  We assumed she was simply fighting off a virus because she had no other symptoms -- how naive we've become : ).  Late at night on the fever's third day, her breathing became labored, her heart rate sped up, and she needed her O2 bumped up to almost twice the normal levels.    The pulmonologist said to bring her into the office first thing in the morning, but if she got any worse, to take her to the hospital right away.  We were scared, but prayer and a blessing helped us feel peace.

Thankfully, she didn't have to go to the hospital, and with a lot of breathing treatments and antibiotics, she improved and is healthy again (very healthy - see above taken yesterday: ).*

We love our girl, and mini-trials like this help us remember how precious she is and how much we would miss her if she had to leave us.  That's why we really try to SEE her beauty daily.  She's our little bug, and we're blessed to have her.

*C's health changes on a dime. I wrote this post a few days ago, and mid-yesterday she spiked a fever again. This sickness stems from a UTI and I guess the first round of antibiotics didn't take:(. She started more meds last night, so hopefully her body can completely fight off the infection this time. 


  1. Erin Casa de SionJuly 13, 2013 at 4:41 PM

    Thinking of you guys, hope Caroline is doing okay soon. Can't wait to hear Ivy's 9 mth stats.

  2. Thanks, Erin! 9 month stats coming soon...


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