Friday, July 25, 2014

Trip to the ER

For a change we took Victoria in to see a Dr this week. She is two and in the stage where she loves getting in trouble, or so it seems! So one afternoon this week I found her in the pantry where she had managed to pull her high chair through the door and then got on it and was able to reach my medication. I know, this is not good! I asked her what she was doing and she proudly showed me the empty vitamin E bottle. it was almost new and I had not taken out much more than 15 out of a hundred if even that. I quickly picked up the pills I found and then off to google to see what happens in a v e overdose. I didn't need to read much past the words: in case of overdose seek emergency medical attention. 

I called Daniel and told him what had happened and that we needed to take her in. I also called the local nurse, who contacted a ped for me and then called me back and said I needed to make that child vomit. I had never done such a thing before, but by then Daniel was home so he held her while I stuck my finger in her throat. She threw up a blob of the stuff, but we still felt we needed and were encouraged by the nurse to take her in. You don't let a child eat 80 or more v e's and not do something about it! I also looked in my chart to see what to do in case of vitamin overdose. It said to give charcoal and milk so that's what I did.

Off to the nearest hospital we went. It was one hour after ingesting the pills that they suctioned out her stomach. It must have been the most horrifying experience for a little girl, but one that needed to happen. She showed no negative side effects so we believe she was spared the worst. I am so thankful I caught her in time. The Lord is merciful!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Trip to Guatemala

We came back from a short trip to Guatemala city. The Dr. took a good look at her, did several tests, but was not able to find any more at this point other than the uti she has had. We are to watch out for more uti s in the next few months. If there is a further problem that she gets them, we are to come back for more testing to see if her urethers have defects. Otherwise, he encouraged  us to just feed her, perhaps try a little formula on the side to see if that did the trick. Not that I think it is the problem, but if that would fatten her up I'd be willing to try it.

What we would have liked to see was if there was a way to get her tested for metabolic diseases, but it seems like that's not so easily done this side of the US. The blood would need to be shipped to the US, or we would need to go there for further tests. We feel that is a little out of reach at this point. But the Dr himself was so unconcerned about any serious problems that we don't feel it has to be done right now. 

She is a happy and healthy girlie otherwise so we might just be destined to have a small baby on our hands. She is clearly very smart and alert.

We might have more questions in the future, but for now we try to relax and believe that the Lord is guiding us and we can trust in Him and that we are doing our part.

Monday, July 7, 2014

The decision

 We have made the big decision to take our girlie to Guatemala City tomorrow. We have seen Drs here several times but so far no one can give us the answers we need. There are times when we look at her and see nothing wrong either, but then she should be recovering from her lost weight but does not. She is such a sweetheart and we just want her suffering to end. She looks happy here, and thankfully we have lots of those times, but too often I can tell she has discomfort. 
We need to trust that the Lord has led us to take this way. Right now all we see in front of us is a big mountain, but we can trust the Lord is holding our hand as we climb it together.
 The following song has been my comfort so often after this baby, and it will sustain me further.
I know not what awaits me,
  God kindly veils my eyes,
And o’er each step of my onward way
  He makes new scenes to rise;
And every joy He sends me comes
  A sweet and glad surprise
  Where He may lead I’ll follow,
  My trust in Him repose;
And every hour in perfect peace,
  I’ll sing, “He knows, He knows“;
And every hour in perfect peace,
    I’ll sing, “He knows, He knows

One step I see before me,
  ’Tis all I need to see,
The light of heaven more brightly shines
  When earth’s illusions flee;
And sweetly through the silence comes,
  His loving, “Trust in Me!

Oh, blissful lack of wisdom,
  ’Tis blessed not to know;
He holds me with His own right hand,
  And will not let me go,
And lulls my troubled soul to rest
  In Him who loves me so

So on I go not knowing;
  I would not if I might;
I’d rather walk in the dark with God
  Than go alone in the light;
I’d rather walk by faith with Him
  Than go alone by sight
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