Thursday, May 10, 2012

Getting Back to Normal.......


We’re back at home!  Things are pretty much back to normal around here except for all the “stuff” accumulated in our house from cleaning out Pawpaw’s house getting it ready to sell. 



Last week, right before the hospital adventure, we had just finished moving everything out of Jason’s dad’s home.  We pretty much came in and left it in our house with the intention of getting it all organized over the weekend.  We had to go from Plan A to Plan B, which was to camp out in the hospital from Friday evening to Monday evening (which wasn’t so bad by the way).  The hospital was wonderful.  Luke and I slept on the futon bed and Jason on the recliner chair that stretched out to a bed.   

We have a "coffee table of goodies" from the hospital.  She received the dog from Grandmama nad Pop for all the guests, nurses, doctors, and staff to sign, flowers from a friend, and the teddy bear and a balloon from a friend.  She also received a book and cards!  We had so many calls and texts and knew so many were praying!


But Praise the Lord, Joy is much better and by looking at her now, you’d never know how sick she was this weekend and how much pain she was experiencing.  After the pancreatic enzyme they were watching came down to 296 (from the original 1346) and she was able to eat without hurting so bad, they let her go, which was Monday afternoon.



We still don’t know the cause, as I said in the previous post, but we are to call the pediatric gastroenterologist if she has any other kind of “stomach episode” like this and get her to the ER so they can check her pancreatic enzymes again.  Documenting any further episodes (which we hope and pray she doesn’t have) may help with figuring it all out.  Besides sending us home on Protonix and a low fat diet, we have no restrictions.  That sounds pretty easy but for a picky eater like her, it’s not really so easy.  They told us to just take it slow and make small dietary changes, which is what we’re working towards.



Joy’s post today goes into more detail, if you’d like to read more.  I just wanted to update you on the fact that we’re back home and Joy is doing well and that we thank you all so much for lifting her up and covering her in prayer.  I can see God bringing good from this already, if nothing else but to help her overcome some deep rooted fears.  Now, it’s time to get all this “stuff” organized and finish up our school year!  Then…..we’re looking forward to a trip to see our friends, Kim and Chuck, whom we were in China with (and that also came to see us last September) the end of this month.  We’re so excited!  I think we all need this! 



Thank you for stopping by today! 

19 comments:

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Good morning Tammy,
I'm so happy to hear that Joy came home from the hospital and that she feels sooooo much better.
It's so scary when our children are sick and it's out of our hands.
Praying that the episode does not return.

And good luck with getting Jason's fathers belongings in order...it's an unending task it seems but you will get it done.

Blessings,
Karen

Wendi said...

I am sure normal has never felt so good! I am so glad that Joy is doing better. Praying there isn't another episode.

Sheila said...

Good morning Tammy~
happy to hear Joy is doing better and was able to come home. Will be praying that she stays healthy and not have to deal with this again.
Sounds like the visit with your dear friends is just what you all need-some R&R and fun times!
Take care.
hugz and blessings,
Sheila

bettyj said...

Tammy, I am so happy Joy is home and better. Pancreatitis is horrible. bless her loving heart.Enjo your trip.

Heather's Stitches said...

I'm so glad to hear that she is feeling so much better and is home! There is nothing better than being HOME!

Sharon said...

Glad to hear that she is back home and doing well.
Prayers for continue health.
Hugs

Penny said...

So happy to know that Joy is home and feeling well!! Prayers for her continued good health....

Good luck with the tasks at home, and enjoy your time away.... sounds like it is so very needed!!

Susannah said...

So good to hear Joy is feeling better. Glad she is home. I hope that "sickness" does not return.

LynnMarie said...

We all love NORMAL don't we! Glad she is home and slowly getting well.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

I was thinking and praying for you and especially Joy this morning as I was taking my mom to the hospital for her follow up visit. I'm glad you all are home but I really do hope this doesn't happen again to her! Enjoy your day and enjoy organizing!

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

glad to hear that Joy is feeling much better now..have a wonderful mothers day.;)

JeanM said...

Glad to hear all is tunring around for you. Joy I was happy to hear you are feeling better.
My Mom had pancreatitus and it was always set off by fresh cherries.

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

How wonderful your back home, sending prayers for continued wellness!!

~Sara said...

So glad to hear that you are home and Joy is on the mend. Continued prayers.

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Nancy M. said...

Oh, I am so happy that Joy is better! Praying it doesn't happen again!

Melissa said...

Oh my! How scary! Good to hear Joy is doing better. Poor thing!

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