Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Washington's Waterloo

You might be wondering why my post titled Washington's Waterloo starts out with a photo of my daughter Emily.  Well, Washington's last battle that he lost was a throat infection from which he died.  Well Emily has the same kind of infection  that he did.  She has been in and out of the hospital since last Thurs.  The doctor told her that if it wasn't for modern antibiotics she probably would have died.  Personally I think prayers and the well wishes of her friends and mine and a priesthood blessing had much to do with her getting better.

  She was extra ordinarily sick and it came on strong and hard and fast.  What started out as a sore throat at the beginning of the week and turned into a life-threatening infection by Thurs.  She went to urgent care who sent her to the ER.  They admitted her put her on antibiotics, steroids, and morphine and put her in isolation and the waiting game began.  Where they going to do dangerous and possibly life changing surgery, see if just the antibiotics worked or something in between?  She did improve on the antibiotics and they sent here home Sunday morning only for her to deteriorate and end up back in the ER that night.  Different hospital- different doctor who lanced the abscess and drained it.  Emily said it was really gross all that pus being pulled out of the abscess in her throat, but she is now on the mend and home again.  Her cousin John turned into an angel as far as she is concerned for his concern and help even though he had many kids at his house including a six week old baby.  She has had many people help her and pray for her including people she did not even know.

  As her Mom and  being a continent away (she lives and goes to school in Utah and we live in Georgia) I can't think of words of thanks for her recovery and those who helped make it happen.  She is still going to need help for awhile and I would again ask for prayers on her behalf, prayers of thanks and prayers for those who are helping her so they will not get sick and they will know the spirit of joy in her service.
As her mother I have once again learned that you can't ever take for granted the ones you love.
Lolit posted this on her facebook wall and how true it is:

'There are 5 things in life you cannot recover:
A stone... after it's thrown. A word... after it is said.
An occasion... after it's missed.
...The time... after it's gone. A person... after they die.
Life is short. Break the rules. Forgive quickly. Kiss slowly. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably and never regret anything that made you smile.
Enjoy Life!!!!'



Debra She Who Seeks said...

Holy moly! Thank goodness for modern medicine, eh? Glad she's okay now!

Tamara said...

wow, i am glad she is ok. What a hard thing to go through, my thoughts and prayers are with her.

young-eclectic-encounters said...

Thank you Tamara and Debra

Betsy said...

so glad your daughter is improving-had the same situation with our son, fever 105 and 4 days in hospital and unsure if a peritonsillar abcess, mono, etc and no one wanted to try to do any surgery with a massive infection that could get out of hand. Thankful for good antibiotics with the final diagnosis tonsillitis. Happened again in his freshman year at college and he knew to get to doctor quick and the nasty little glands came out at his XMAS break-not the most fun way to spend the holiday season but he's been fine since. Something you may want to consider in the future. . .

David said...

Only when we are down and seemingly out do we realize the enormous power of prayer, even from people we've never met. God sees us in our hour of need, our hour of desperation and knows what is best for each of us.
Thank God for His healing touch for Emily.