~the past few weeks have been very crazy here. It all started when our youngest son had to go to UC Davis for a few tests for his stomach issues. The University Hospital is about three hours from our house. We arrived the night before the tests and he was having sore throat issues and a fever. We made sure to ask if he would be ok for the test and they assured us he would. After the tests he was really out of it and slept most of the day. That evening he was really complaining of a sore throat and difficulty swallowing. During the night he was having trouble swallowing so bad that we took him to the emergency room. The Drs. put him above the ambulances that were arriving as we were and started and IV right away. We got a little scared. They drew blood and we waited. The Dr came into talk to us about admitting him. Long story short he had mono and strep throat. His tonsils were so closed they almost needed to put a tube in to stop it from closing. He was having pancreas issues form the mono and went without food for a week. He was in the hospital from Tuesday through Saturday.
On Friday evening after a stressful week of dealing with that and being at the hospital continuously, I had the scare of my life! We came home from the hospital and my husband went to change out of his work clothes . He had been gone for a little bit so my older son and I started looking for him and calling him. We looked in the bedroom, outside, no answer. I went into the bedroom again and around the bed and he was lying on the floor passed out. You can imagine what went through my mind! We called him and aroused him onto the bed and called 911. We soon realized that we would be able to get him to the emergency room before and ambulance could arrive. He was very out of it and was scaring us badly. After an emergency room exam he was admitted around four am. Day after day of testing and still they found no reason for why that had happened. Tuesday morning they decided that they would discharge him because everything turned up well. He is home now and back to work, but my mind still lingers to that spot where we found him, what if it happens again, while driving……….no answers. Just a simple faith that says it wasn’t his time, and I can’t go on in fear when I know that God has a plan and we will never know all of the details. “This is the day that the Lord has made we shall rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24. My mother would wake my brothers and sisters and I up with this verse every morning.
Now onto happier times……..
We have a winner for our Santa give-away!!!!!!
The winner is Carol. She has been notified and as soon as I receive her address this adorable Santa will be on its way to her. A big thank you to all who entered and shared my blog and to all of the new friends that I have made along the way. Keep checking back, because I have received so much positive feed back that I am thinking another “fall giveaway” is in order. Thank you again for all of your kind words and support!!