Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Lindsey's First Hospital Stay!!!!!

First, I would like to say, Praise The Lord for His protection over the life of Lindsey and that this story did not end up any worse than it did. So, here goes...

Let's just say that the last few months have been a little stressful and so due to some business that we needed to do in Seattle my husband planned a little "get-a-way". He booked us a beautiful hotel room. We left Thursday after he got off of work and left little Lindsey at home with Nana and Papa. We planned to stay in the Seattle area until Saturday morning and then drive home to be in Spokane Saturday afternoon. We took care of our business on Thursday evening when we arrived in town and then were left with a few days to just have fun. On Friday we went to IKEA. This was so much fun. I have affectionately named IKEA the "girl's Cabela's". It was great. We then headed for the Seattle waterfront and did all the sight seeing things to do. Pike's Place Market, the original Starbuck's, the water front and even a one hour Harbor tour on a boat. We were having a great time. We picked up a pizza and headed back to the hotel. While we were eating our pizza we got a phone call from my Dad...Here is where the real story begins. They were headed to the ER because Lindsey had decided to get into Nana's purse and open her Diabetes blood sugar medicine. Some how she got the child safety lid off and when my dad found her she had blue coming out of her mouth. These pills are the melty kind. My parents call poisen control and when they told them the type of medicine it was Poisen Control said to head to the ER right away. My dad said that we would prefer to take her to the Children's ER but that the Holy Family Hospital was about 5 min. closer. Poisen Control did not even give them the option and said to head to Holy Family and that they would call the ER and tell them that they were coming. Upon arrival at the ER, Lindsey was given an IV and an "soda drip" (sugar water) was given to her. This medicine has the potential to drop a child's blood sugar fast and very low. This can cause seizures and brain damage. After consulting with the on-call Doctor at Children's Hospital they decided to admit her to Children's Hospital for observation. They were concerned because they did not know if she actually got any of the medicine or just got it in her mouth and then spit it out. They were also concerned about the time of day. It was bed time. They did not want my parents to wake up to a baby having a seizure in the middle of the night. At this point we packed our things and began the 4 1/2 hour drive home. We arrived at the hospital at about 1:00am. Lindsey was asleep and so Nana and Papa and Daddy went home to get a good night's sleep and I stayed at the hospital with Lindsey. We stayed in the hospital until about 5:00pm Saturday and everyone was fine. We were all just a little tired. We are so thankful that this was not as bad as it could have been. The nurses and doctors were all great and everyone just loved Lindsey. At one point, Lindsey was in her crib screaming, Happy, happy, happy. This is her newest word. I also forgot to tell you that because they had already put the IV in at the first ER, Lindsey had to ride in the ambulance to the Children's Hospital. She even got a teddy bear from the ambulance people. Here are a few pictures from Lindsey hospital room.
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Again, I can not say how thankful I am for the Lord's protection in our lives. Recently I have seen some blogs of people who have been through things that I could never imagine. Some of these trials even ending in the loss of a child to diesese. In the last few weeks, I have been reminded of a few things...

1. We Serve A Great God That Knows What Is Best For Each And Every One Of His Children. I am always amazed at the love and care that we receive from an Almighty God who takes a personal interest in our lives.

2. We Should Always Take The Time To Love Our Family. Some times we get so busy. I am learning to train a almost two year old. This can be hard at times to not get frustrated and to be consistant. Yet in the most frustrating moments, I am remembering to hug Lindsey a little longer and a little tighter. I am learning to be thankful for the people that the Lord has placed in my life and to not take them for granted. I am not a good driver at night. Yet, that Friday night, Jake needed a break and we switched places. I put Patch The Pirate in the CD player and sang as loud as I could without waking Jake up. I knew that with every rotation the the tires I was getting closer to my baby. Take time to love the ones closest to us.

Well, I am sure that there is so much for me to learn and as I think of more I will post my thoughts. This blog has mostly been a "scrapbook" type blog for me. It is rare that I really "share". Thank you for taking the time to read our blog and for checking in on our family. Have a great day!!!!