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.