Wednesday, December 28, 2011

We Had A Scare This Morning


Dear Ones, some of you know what happened this morning from my comment on Facebook asking for your prayers, but I wanted to share this with those of you who may not know.


My son in law called me this morning and informed me they were in the ER with our little granddaughter, Carter, who is 21 months old. She's had a runny nose, cough and fever for about a week. You know how little ones are, they get sick and get better and play, fever comes back...

Well, she had a bad night not sleeping, fever rising. This morning her fever popped up very high and she lost consciousness in my son in law's arms. They called 911 and the ambulance came to take her to the hospital. He said they were working with her and were getting her fever down but she was just lethargic. Needless to say our daughter was so upset and crying so hard. My heart just broke into pieces!

My husband and I felt so helpless. Many of you know they live in upper New York and my husband was searching for a flight. One of our precious ones offered to get us to New York! I just cried at the love. They had taken a chest xray, blood work and other things and all the results came back normal! Praise God! They said it was probably viral.

Her fever came down and our daughter said the doctors wanted to keep her over night in case her fever started rising again. I was so glad for that.

Well, technology as it is, made me very happy as we Skyped with her in her hospital room tonight. Bless her little heart! When she saw us she held up her bottle so we could see it. She talked a little bit to us but looked so worn out. They had put an IV in her little arm and taped her arm to a board and then had put a sock over it so she wouldn't mess with it! Her daddy had brought her some Veggie Tales toys and she was shaking them at us!

Just spoke with my daughter and she was holding little Carter and she was asleep now. My daughter and son in law are staying the night with Carter in her hospital room. Her fever had risen again but again they were able to get it down. I know they are just worn out.

I want to thank you all for your love, concern and prayers for my little granddaughter. I love her so much (I know all you grandmothers know how I feel).

So...I just haven't felt like visiting much today as I felt the wind was knocked out of me. But...I am so grateful to my God for His awesome power and answered prayer. Again, I thank you all so much for the prayers and I really do love you.

You are all my sweeties and God bless you,
Shelia ;)

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  2. Shelia
    It is so scarey when these things happen. I'm glad she is better, but will pray she' home soon.
    I wouldn't feel like blogging either!
    I can't wait to hear she's home again.
    Blessings-Kimberly

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  3. Oh my goodness she has really had a time of it! I am so glad to hear that she is doing better. We sure serve an awesome GOD and praise him for answered prayers!!

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  4. So scary for sure! When I first saw your post, my heart about jumped out of my mouth. Glad to hear things are getting better. Be sure and let us know when all is clear for her.

    Take care,

    ~Linnea

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  5. Oh Sheila, my heart goes out to you and your family. Well wishes for little Carter to have a speedy recovery! Susie

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  6. Thanks be to God Sheila! It is so scary when the babies get sick. I remember having a terrible scare like that with Jack and taking the ride in the ambulance with him. It was a scary day. Sounds like she is going to be just fine. XO Happy New year to you my friend.

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  7. Oh, how awful! I am so glad that she is doing better! Our thoughts and prayers are with you. How wonderful that you could see her over Skype. Hopefully she will continue to progress and be over this quickly! Lots of love and have a great New Year.

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  8. Bless you all! Glad your grandbaby is feeling much better! It is so scary when something happens to your children or grandchildren and you feel so helpless. Sounds like she is headed for a full recovery and will be back to normal before long. You are all in my thoughts and prayers!
    Big HUGS))
    Donna

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  9. Bless you all! Glad your grandbaby is feeling much better! It is so scary when something happens to your children or grandchildren and you feel so helpless. Sounds like she is headed for a full recovery and will be back to normal before long. You are all in my thoughts and prayers!
    Big HUGS))
    Donna

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  10. I did see your Facebook request and had great joy in saying a prayer for sweet little Carter. I'm so glad she is better. It's so frightening when little ones are so ill. Hope all continues well and that Carter is completely healed very soon.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  11. Oh, I'm so glad that Carter seems to be getting better, although those crazy fevers can be scary. Thankfully she's at the hospital where she can whatever care she needs. My prayers are with you.

    - The Tablescaper

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  12. Oh, Shelia, that is scary! Praise the Lord little Carter is doing better. I will be praying earnestly that she will be totally well before too much longer and back at home.

    Hugs,
    Carol

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  13. Oh thank God! I will be praying for your entire family.

    xoxo
    Andie

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  14. Oh my sweet friend..as a grandma I know how you feel and am praying for Carter and all of you..Hugs Gloria

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  15. Oh Shelia I am so sorry to here about your granddaughter. Keeping all of you in my prayers! It is so scary when they're little and can't tell you whats wrong. Sounds like she is going to be just fine and hopefully will be coming home tomorrow! Martina

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  16. Such great news! Bless her little heart and bless our dear Father in Heaven who sends blessings to us. I know how scary this is, our daughter Tiffany had her two little ones rushed to the hospital last winter and they were there for 2 nights. Hugs to you grandma, I know what your were going through.

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  17. That poor baby. I hope they get the nasty virus out of her system. I am saying prayers. I am glad she is doing much better. Shelia, you must be so drained too. xo

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  18. Oh Shelia, I am so sorry. I'm glad Carter is doing better, how scary. Please know that Carter and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers. Keep us posted, ok?

    Hugs~Love~And Prayers,
    Liz

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  19. What a scare! So glad little Carter is doing much better!!! Praise God!!! Praying for her, her parents, and for you and your husband!

    Please keep us informed!

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  20. What an awful scare for your entire family. I will keep Carter and your family in my prayers.

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  21. I am so sorry your grand daughter has been so sick. Praying she is much better soon!

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  22. Shelia I am so glad she is alright and getting better. It is so scary when little one's get sick like that. I do know how you feel, being a Grandma has been the biggest blessing and I love my little guy so much. I'm praying for her and all your family. Hugs, Linda

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  23. Oh my dear friend, what a scare you all had, I can just imagine!! We went through something worse with our little grand when she was only 1 yr, 4 mths. Praise the Lord that she's fine and all the family started to breath again. Thank you for sharing my sweet lady, I'm sorry I didn't know, with all this busy days, yesterday was my mom's bithday and I spent the day there, people going in and out visiting her! Hope your little one is home soon and back to normal. Now I can wish you the happiest and most wonderful year for all of you. Blessings.
    FABBY

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  24. All of us, especially we grannies, held our breaths waiting for the thumb's up sign ... you could have heard the sigh of relief if you listened carefully.

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  25. Sheila,
    blessings for little Carter.
    I am so sorry to hear this and praying for her healing and coming home..
    I know this is so upsetting for all of you.

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  26. God bless your sweet little Carter and bring her back to health...Strength and rest to you and her parents.
    Blessings Kelsie

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  27. That's so scary Sheila. I'm glad she's doing better and hope everyone will be home safely today:@)

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  28. I'm so happy for you all that she is doing better! I hope she is home very soon, happy and healthy. I know how exhausting this must be for her parents and for you sitting at home worried sick yourself. She has the greatest Healer, and no one loves our little ones like our heavenly Father. (((((Hugs to you all)))))

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  29. What a relief that your sweet granddaughter is doing better. I hope that she'll be back to her normal self today.

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  30. Shelia,
    Prayer wheels a 'turin in my heart for little Carter and her family...and for you being so far from them at this difficult time. May God renew her health and give all of you peace and comfort as He works through the hospital staff to help bring Carter back to her bubbly, active little self, once again! Keep us updated!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  31. Hi Shelia! Thank God everything is already fine with your grandchild. I will surely include her in my prayers. :)

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  32. Oh Shelia, I'm so glad that she is okay. I know that you were so scared and I can't imagine how helpless you must have felt. Please know that I am saying some prayers for you and your family.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  33. Oh, Sheila, how scary. I am so glad it is just viral. I pray she continues to get better and no more of that high fever comes back again.

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  34. Oh sweetie, I know I hopped on the prayer chain a bit late but know that my heart and prayer are with your precious little Carter.

    Those 'Littles' sure know how to hold our hearts and I know how scary it is when they hurt.

    I'm prayin' that her fever stays down and she has a quick and complete recovery. Bless her heart...it's so hard when they don't understand.

    My own Social Butterfly spent her first year in NICU, then had many surgeries and procedures due to the congenital heart defects she was born with. 'Sure couldn't tell by seein' the woman she's become today. Sorry...got wordy here...my bad!

    God bless you dear Sheila and feel the hugs and prayers I'm sendin' your way. :o)

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  35. Wow, what a scare. My toughts are with them and you. Prayers coming your way. Lori

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  36. I just saw this, poor sweet Carter! And her mom, dad, and grandparents!!! I hope this morning she is all better, God love her - and thank goodness for Skype, right? that had to make you feel better, being able to see her and all. Shake those Veggie Tales, sweet Carter, and feel better fast!!!

    Hugs,
    Mary

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  37. Oh Shelia, I have been away and I'm just so sorry this happened to precious baby Carter! Thank God she is doing better, I'll be praying for her!

    Blessings sweet friend.
    Nancy

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  38. Shelia I am so sorry you and your family had a scare like that. I am glad Carter is feeling better. I am sure your daughter was wanting her Mom. I will keep you all in my prayers

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  39. That is such a scare and I'm so glad to hear she is doing better now. I'll keep her in my prayers! ♥

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  40. Praying for little CARTER and your family-

    mary

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  41. Oh, Sheila, what a scare!! I'm so thankful all is well now. I know how you feel about being far away from our grands, I've never lived close to mine :-(

    Prayerfully,

    Katherine

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  42. Shelia, praying for your little one. Oh how scary for you guys, she is such an absolutely darling! My grandma's heart understands how you are feeling and also giving thanks that she is doing better.

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  43. Oh honey, what a terrible scare!!! Am praying they get to the bottom of this and that she comes home right away.....and how difficult it is to be living so far away....I know you want to be right there hugging and comforting everyone....thinking of you, hugs...cleo

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  44. It seem like every parent has at least one scare like that. Gald she seems to be on the mend, will keep them in my thoughts and prayers, Laura

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  45. What a scary thing! How thankful we can be for the blessings of medical technology, good doctors, and prayers being heard and answered! Glad to hear she's on the mend.

    Robin

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  46. Sorry to hear this about your grandbaby...I know how scared you were. I send up a prayer for her. Blessing Trish

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  47. Sheila,
    So glad to hear she is better. God answers prayers. I'm so thankful for that.

    Happy New Year!
    Kathy

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  48. Shelia, God Bless each one of you! I am so thankful she is getting better...it just breaks our hearts when our little loves are sick...

    I will keep her and each of you in my prayers!

    Lou Cinda

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  49. Oh Sheila what a scary thing for you!!! Being a grandmother I know you must have felt helpless!!!
    So glad they kept her at the hospital for close observation.
    Please keep us updated on her progress. Prayer to your sweet granddaughter and to you and your family.
    Suzann ~xoxo~

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  50. Oh shelia, I am just reading this! We had the same thing with our 1st grand dau when she was a little younger than your dgd. I remember it so well, and I know what you are feeling. I think Lily was there for 3 days in isolation.
    So happy it all turned out well! God bless her!

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  51. Shelia, I had been so busy working that I had not known about your precious little sweetheart. I don't Facebook, but our sweet Jeanne told me. Praise God that she is better, and that she has all of you to love her and hold her dear.

    Love to you and your family from me, sweet friend.♥

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