This is the day tha tthe Lord has made, we shall rejoice and be glad in it.

Salmon Falls Prims

Friday, August 19, 2011

sickness, the scare of my life and oh yeah….a winner!!!



~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!!

Blessings~ Sara


  1. Sara, Wow honey you have had a rough time lately. Hoping everything will work out. Hoping your son is well on his way to recovery and that nothing serious showed up with your husband. You may never know what happened just proud for all of you that he seems okay now. Congrats. to Carol on the giveaway win. Great Santa. Thanks for a great giveaway.
    Thru Nanas Window

  2. Oh sweetie~ Such a hard time for your family.Good you're keeping faith.I'll say a prayer for you and your family as well.So scarey not knowing.Thanks for hosting the giveaway.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  3. Hi Sara: and your family have been through a lot lately!! I hope your husband and son are doing better.

    I am so excited to have won your awesome Santa!!! I love him! Thank you so much. I have the perfect place for him during the holidays:)

    Thank you again for hosting this fun giveaway.
    God Bless!


  4. Sara
    What a week~ OH, Sweet Girl my many thoughts & prayers with your family & you~

    What a wonderful verse to hear waking up every morning as a child~ just a beautiful rise to a day~

    Congrats to Carol!!
    Sara thanks for a wonderful giveaway, Santa so cute!!!

  5. Hello Sara! I can only pray that you will know more of the Lord's grace to help you through - at least all turned out well.
    You and I are both blessed to have a mother who would quote the Scriptures every day - precious!

    Thanks for hosting a wonderful giveaway!

  6. Congratulations to Carol!

    Thanks for hosting such an awesome giveaway!

    Oh my, Sara! Sorry to hear all that you've been through! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! I hope your son and husband are doing better. Take Care and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    God Bless!

  7. Oh Sara,
    Yes, how scary!!
    Thank God he is okay now.
    I will be sure to remember him (and you) in my prayers.

    Congratulations Carol on winning this fabulous Santa!!
    Thank you, Sara, for hosting a wonderful giveaway.

  8. Sara,
    What a scary time-You all will be in my prayers.
    Congratulations to Carol on the win.
    Thank you for hosting a fabulous giveaway.
    May you have a better few weeks-you deserve it!!

  9. Oh Lordy, you sure have had a time of it. I imagine the stress just got to be too much for your hubby and his body told him by making him pass out. We've been in the same predicament with our son when he was 15. Two doctors misdiagnosed him of appendicitis and he got gangrean and almost died. I lost 20 lbs. through that ordeal. I have to remind myself that those doctors are only human and don't always know what to do. I'll be praying for y'all to be well. Hugs~Carol
    p.s. Congratulations Carol!