Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Through the Fog

Years ago I named this blog "Through the Calm and Through the Storm." Since then, I've blogged through the calm -- beautiful sunny days spent vacationing or just regular homeschool days spent learning. I've also blogged through the storms -- months spent in the hospital while Lauren waited for a heart transplant, last year's rejection scares, and other big and not-so-big challenges.

For the past few months, though, we've been in a fog. So much of a fog that I just haven't felt like blogging.

It started one Wednesday night at the beginning of February when Lauren just looked a bit puny. She was very disappointed about missing a special activity at church, but honestly didn't have the strength to put up much of a fight. I tried to distract her with a game, but she was too tired to even sit up and play.

I thought it was just another tummy bug, but I was afraid that she had already fallen too far behind in terms of hydration. I took her to the ER and she was admitted for a few days.

She perked up, came home, and was even feeling well enough to make it to the Daddy-Daughter Ball at church.

Unfortunately the puny days returned and stretched on into March. Lauren spent her days lying on the couch watching videos, and I spent my days trying not to freak out about how far behind we were getting in our homeschool plans.

In mid-March, after her third hospital stay, Lauren came home looking fairly healthy and has continued to look good.

We still haven't quite figured out all of what's going on, but it seems like we've stumbled across a new plan that's working.

And now that I'm no longer worried about an imminent trip to the hospital and now that I'm juggling a few less medical issues, I've opened up the blog and started writing again.

Despite having so many foggy days in February and March, there were a few days of sunshine that I'm going to share about soon.

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  1. Lifting up your sweet girl and her mama!

  2. I am so sorry to hear about your foggy days , and I am so happy Lauren is feeling better. The foggy days have to be the most challenging because of the uncertainty. Definitely praying for you all! ❤

  3. You are an amazing woman of God.

  4. So glad Lauren is feeling some better & that you are blogging again. Know that you all & especially Lauren are in our prayers. Love to each of you❣

  5. Sorry for the fog, but hope the sunshine will now continue. Continuing to pray for sweet Lauren and for you!



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