i thought it was a nightmare.
but it wasn’t.
it was, unfortunately, real.

on friday night, while L was asleep,
he had a grand mal seizure.
it was terrifying.

we immediately rushed L to the “hostable” (hospital) as K would say it,
where he was thoroughly examined by
doctor upon
doctor upon
doctor.


you see, with his diagnosis alone, he is more susceptible to seizures.
but after
test upon
test upon
test,
all the docs could come up with was that
this seizure looks to have been caused by just a cold.
just a cold.
Praise Jesus. 


and, we were released from the “hostable” merely five hours after arriving.
that is record breaking for our family.
record breaking.
Praise Jesus.

L is doing well and is nearly back to normal
from this little cold.
Praise Jesus.

and other than hanging out,
L has mastered a new trick (thanks to B):

touchdown!

and as Auntie B has reminded me
over and
over and
over again,
God has prepared me for this.
and i know exactly what to do.

instead of letting fear take over,
i cling to Him and His Word.

But he said to me, 
“My grace is sufficient for you, 
for my power is made perfect in weakness.” 
Therefore I will boast all the more gladly
about my weaknesses, 
so that Christ’s power may rest on me.
2 Corinthians 12:9

and when i do, 
His perfect peace 
covers over me 
like nothing i could ever experience without Him. 

we are on the other side of this seizure now.
and, the hardest thing about yesterday
was when i was trying to remove the sticky tape
left over from the heart monitors.
and do you know why this was so hard?
well you see, because as i was wiping it off of L,
it was tickling him.
and he couldn’t stop laughing.
Praise Jesus.

i continue to be so comforted by the words in Jesus Calling.
i feel as though He is speaking directly to me.
directly.

656. my weakness
657. great doctors
658. a greater God
659. being home as a family
660. sweet little L who continues to strengthen our faith
 

13 Responses to not a nightmare.

  1. melbry15 says:

    Praise God that L is ok and that children are soooo resilient!

  2. Allison says:

    Praising Jesus with you……so glad he is home and feeling better!

  3. Momttorney says:

    Oh mama, I saw the beginning of this post in my google reader, and my heart dropped into my stomach, literally. I'm so glad little L is okay, and that there was no bad news. So glad.

  4. Mommy Girl says:

    So grateful that L is fine.
    k5We miss you all and will take a rainche5 (that was some words from Mack!) xoxoxo

  5. Anonymous says:

    Your strength is always inspirational to me!

  6. Kristine says:

    Oh my! You are such an inspiration! So happy to hear he is ok and all is well again. You are one strong mama!

  7. Jackie says:

    We'll continue praying. Praise God for all the blessings you wrote about. I'm so sorry.

  8. Mom2One says:

    Glad your lil' guy is alright. Seizures are insanely scary. I know you're relieved. Praise God that he's A-OK! God is good!

  9. Anne Eurose Abris says:

    You and L and the rest of your family are an inspiration. Thank you for sharing your stories. Jesus is using you to reach out to many, including myself. Thank you.

  10. Grant & Jill says:

    Have you heard Sovereign Grace Music's song "peace"? I was listening to it while I read your post. It all just goes together so well. ANd I love the wisdom that you've been prepared…. trained…. for this. Oh, yes you have. And you are passing that wisdom on to all of us.

    We love you guys. xo

  11. rebecca says:

    oh my goodness…how scarey. I'm happy to read he's doing well! 🙂 best wishes!

  12. Circus Daily says:

    Ok, I'm caught up now….

    Wow, so scary, and he's so precious.

    God only gives to you what you can handle, (like you so well know)…you guys are wonderful parents. Prayers to you and your lovies.

  13. Alyssa says:

    So glad he is ok!! That must have been so hard. What a relief!
    You inspire me Hill! A woman who knows and when I mean know I mean experientally that her Strength comes from Him, so refreshing.
    Love you
    Alyssa

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