This is what we do for the joy of the King,
For His peaceable Kingdom,
For a world in despair.
And this is why we bring any hope we can give,
Any bread from the table,
Any touch of His hand.
This is what we do.
This is where we go.
This is why we sing.
This is how we live.
This is who we are.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

We Love CHOC--When we Don't Have to Be There

As many of you know already, Haley is now having her turn at CHOC--the Children's Hospital of Orange County.

Yesterday Curtis and Kristi thought everything was on the mend. Curtis had brought Lexi home late Thursday night. She had responded like a trooper to the IVs, and doctors ruled out the possibility of a urinary track infection. (After she left the hospital, they finally were able to confirm that all her problems were from Roto Virus.

Haley had gone through all the same symptoms, but they'd made sure she'd continued to drink plenty of fluids and eat potassium-rich bananas.

Sooo, when they all woke up yesterday (Friday) morning, everything seemed to be on an upward turn. After noon, however, Haley's situation took a sharp turn to new territory--distended stomach, abdominal pain, violent vomiting, etc. Kristi's blog gives all the details.

As of this writing, Haley's still in the hospital. Hopefully, before the day is over we'll know exactly what's up, and she'll be discharged. Grandma Connie, Granddad Bruce, Mama Lyn, and I (Papa Don) spent last night helping Kristi de-germ their entire house. Washed, wiped, and sprayed every possible surface and toy with Lysol and Clorox products. Kristi and I left the "party" to go up to CHOC to be with Haley and Curtis for a few hours.

Haley was a real trooper. Curtis said she only cried out once when they inserted the IV stint. No whimpering or fussing at all. (Lyn and I were with Curtis and Haley earlier in the afternoon when the Ambulance/Fire truck took her away to the hospital. She was a quiet little soldier then as well. No apparent fear or worry. Of course, she had Sully [Monsters Inc.] and a great little stuffed dog the firemen gave her to give her solace!)

We're all definitely hoping and praying that next week will be noisily normal!

Thanks again for all your prayers for the princesses!

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