"So promise me you'll never forget...that you aren't an accident or an incident...you are a gift to the world, a divine work of art, signed by God. You were deliberately planned, specifically gifted, and lovingly positioned on this earth...Flooded by emotion, overcome by pride, the Starmaker turns to us, one by one, and says, 'You are my child. I love you dearly.'" Max Lucado, God Thinks You're Wonderful







Thursday, October 2, 2008

Sadie's home...again!


Sorry for not posting in several days, but we have a good excuse.

Sadie woke up Monday morning with a fever. Because of her age we had to take her to the ER where they ran several tests to see what was causing the problem. They put an IV in her head, then moved it to her arm and then her foot. Needless to say, the girl has been a trooper with all of the poking and proding they have done!

They admitted us and put us in isolation because they didn't know what caused the fever. They ran a TON of tests and cultures trying to figure out what it could have been. Thank God for insurance!
We've just been discharged this morning. God is incredible because there could have been several serious things wrong with Sadie that caused the fever...but they found NOTHING! All we know is that it was a virus of some type, but she is perfect now!

They found a murmur when listening to her heart and ran an echo cardiogram yesterday, but only found a normal opening in her heart that should close in the next few months. This was the cause for the murmur.


GOD IS SO GOOD! Thanks to all of you that have prayed for us. My goodness, how God continues to amaze me with the way He has blessed us. Hope you enjoy the pictures...of course we had to document everything!




This last one was just after the doctor came in to tell me that all tests were back and everything was negative. I just couldn't help but cry over this sweet baby girl that God has blessed us with. When you have a sick baby, you come to the realization that God may have only given them to you for a short time...we had to face that reality on Monday. To know today, that she is healthy just made me teary and ever so thankful.

12 comments:

Terra said...

Praise God it wasn't anything serious!! She is so adorable... even when she doesn't feel good. We've been praying for her. Hugs and kisses!!
Terra

Angela said...

I'm so glad your family gets to be together at home again! Molly, thank you for giving me a few minutes of your time yesterday! It was so good to hear your sweet voice! I will keep praying for little Sadie as her body continues to recover from this virus. On the bright side, it does look like you and your family got some sweet cuddle time with her while she was in the hospital! :) Love you!

Becki Francy said...

so glad our sadie is okay....and now you know she has a healthy heart!!!! Did you tell the Dr. that heart murmur's run in our family??? Hee hee!!!! Love you all - so glad you are home....loved the pictures. Esp. of Blake.....

Robin said...

WOW---it has been crazy for you. Thanks for the update. I missed seeing those cute little cheeks. God is SO good and I'm praising Him for taking care of His precious baby girl.

Robin said...

Praise God! Thanks for calling this morning. I've been thinking, praying, and worrying about you all so much the past few days. I'm thankful nothing is wrong and you are back at 'home sweet home.' Talk to you soon. Love you bunches!

Gail said...

Praise God!! So happy to hear all is well with little Sadie.
Gail

Anonymous said...

Oh, Molly, what a week! You just never know what is coming with these little ones. I am thanking God that she is okay and everyone is home safe together again. I love you.

Misty

Melodie said...

deja vu for me! not trying to compare stories by any means. but i remember so well being there in that hospital with a sick newborn and it was heartbreaking. so glad that she is healthy and you all are home. love the pictures!

Anonymous said...

I found you thru Robin Roady's blog. I find your story inspiring and wonderful. I actually went to school w/ Brent Shockley for years! I think your children are beautiful and I think you seem like a wonderful family and MOM!! I think of you all often and check the blog often. I'm so glad Sadie is A-OK!! What a wonderful thing you're doing in such a hectic world. I'm a mother of two wonderful little boys and I can't imagine having either one of them in the hospital. Bless your hearts and again I'm glad everything is ok!! Say hi to Brent for me. Amy Pempin (Stover)

Ann McNellis said...

I'm so glad everything is OK and you are back home. I have been praying for little Sadie and know God healed that little one! Thanks for the update and we'll talk to you soon.
Ann

Kara said...

Oh my, had no idea this was going on...so glad all is well. God healed her little body. I can't imagine having to go through that with Cole. I pray all continues to go well now that you are home!

Carrie said...

I know you have to be so tired! I am so glad things are ok. We love you.