>I’ve been MIA from the blogging world of late. I had every intention of writing a blog entry within these last few weeks but between being swamped and exhausted, it just didn’t happen.
And then a week ago, we had a health scare with our youngest, AH. I can’t even begin to explain how incredibly scary it was.
We had been playing outside and after we came in, we realized AH was not acting like her usual self. Her balance was off and she was extremely lethargic. We took her to the emergency room immediately, where they did every test imaginable to find out what was wrong. Seriously, the works: blood and urine screenings, blood sugar testing, EKG, CT scan, spinal tap, chest X-ray. At one point, she wasn’t very responsive and her heart rate had gotten pretty high. I was totally freaking out inside, was physically shaking and trying not to panic. There was some serious praying going on.
Long story short, we stayed overnight in the hospital and thankfully, she had improved enough by the next day that we got to go home. She has completely recovered and is back to playing and laughing and the almost-two’s 🙂
I’ve thought a lot about those 24 hours over this past week. And aside from being eternally grateful that my daughter is alive and healthy, I am grateful for my Husband.
He was amazing. In the middle of all of the ER craziness, he was my beacon of calm and comfort. Looking back on it all, I am in awe of him. I know he was just as worried as I was but he was collected and decisive. I was a ball of nerves and I literally had trouble keeping my knees from shaking at some moments. He was great with AH, not taking his eyes off her, pretty much the entire time.
(The Husband keeping AH distracted)
I certainly hope nothing like this happens with any of our children ever again but I’ve tried to look for the positive in it. And if there is a silver lining that could come out of that terrifying night, it’s my new appreciation for the amazing man I married.