Emotional Rollercoaster

Well, after one night at home, would you believe we are back in the hospital?  Ug.  And what an emotional rollercoaster it has been.  Lois has been experiencing some pain, that was thought to be bowel issues from all the meds and being in the hospital.  After going home and figuring out that bowels weren’t the issue, we began to wonder what else could be the cause.  While attempting to schedule a follow-up visit with our doctor and describing the situation to the scheduling nurse, she told us that we needed to come in to make sure.  Of course this was after clinic hours but the nurse told us to bypass the Emergency Department and go directly to the hospital floor that was our home for the past week.

After arriving the hospital, we were told that we could not come direct to the floor but had to utilize the ED.  So we turned around and headed that way.  I imagine most EDs are busy, but I believe we caught this one on one of it busiest days.  After checking in and waiting approximately 2 hours God had mercy on us and sent one of the doctors that delivered Eben, from the hospital to the ED.  She was there to consult on another patient and recognized our plight.  She made a few calls and then collected us to bring us to the hospital.

Back on the Labor & Delivery floor, they began the process of determining the source of the pain.  After drawing blood for yet another round of labs, they did determine that the platelets are back to normal.  As far as the issue at hand, they believe it to be endometritis.  They have readmitted us into a room and started antibiotics.  So here we are again, up and down then a loop with a twist.  Those of you who know me may have heard my theory on rollercoasters.  I believe you get a certain amount of rollercoaster rides in your lifetime and once you have ridden those you are done riding.  Then when you have kids, it is like the discover card, you get a certain amount of rides back.  I believe I may have reached the end of my metaphorical rollercoaster days.

Pray that the docs get this under control as this condition could lead to issues for Lois currently, as well as for future possible pregnancies.

God is STILL in Control.

grant and lois

6 comments to Emotional Rollercoaster

  • Praying! Love you guys!!

  • Shannon Habas

    Grant & Lois,

    Hang in there. God has your back and He has your best interest at heart. He knows exactly what and why He is doing. He is God and He is good ALL the time. Continue to Praise Him in the storm. He does know your pain and identifies w/ your pain. He created your emotions and it is totally ok to cry out to Him and not to understand. Be strong in the Lord. Never give up hope. He has a plan for you both.
    In Christ,
    Shannon Habas

  • Keith and Marty

    Dear Ones,

    We are so sorry that you had to return to the hospital. We were so glad you were home. We will pray that it will be a short visit and that the drs. will have wisdom to know what the problem is and how to treat it. “Jesus, I am resting, resting in the joy of what Thou art, I am finding out the secret of Thy loving heart.” That reminds me of you.
    We love you.

  • Ginger

    Continual prayers. I love you both very, very much.

  • linds.corinn.

    Love & Prayers. xo

  • My deepest sympathy to you both at this time. With your strength & faith, I am confident that you will adjust and I hope the period of adjustment will not last too long. I know you are surrounded by many loving and very religious relatives, and I pray you are comforted even as you mourn.

    I found this bible verse. “From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise because of your enemies to silence the foe and the avenger.” Psalm 8:2

    I think it is interesting that even infants, who cannot communicate with us, can praise God in ways we do not understand. I believe that Eben served the Lord with his life. I also believe that the miracle of his life was seen by the strength and complete trusting faith of his parents.

    Please let us know if there is anything at all that you need. Very sincerely, Cynthia Otteman

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