Well, while your normal blogger is at DCMC with Luke, I was given permission to guest blog today and bring you up to date on a few happenings in the Whitaker snowglobe.
Let me take you back to Monday afternoon. Many of you know our love for St. Therese of Lisieux. We even took a special trip to Lisieux during a trip to France in March. Well, the boys and I were running errands and we saw that a store had roses for $10 a dozen. I bought them for Kathryn “just because”.
Kathryn called while we were out and said Luke is cra-a-a-nky, get home soon. I got home and put them in a vase. I brought red roses for no reason, little did I know St. Therese was sending us a little gift to let us know that we would need to lean on God very soon.
About 9 pm Luke was spitting up more than usual and we noticed a green tint. Kathryn said the NP made here repeat – “green throw up is bad” three times before she left the hospital in December with Luke. So we called the on call surgeon and he calmed us down and said to visit our pediatrician in the morning (a 4 month visit already scheduled). Dr. Enders said you need to see Dr. Meyer soon so off Kathryn goes to get x-rays and a short visit with the doctor and we earned a first class ticket to DCMC again. So…K and Luke are there now monitoring him overnight.
What does this mean? Well when you have surgery on your bowels there is a risk of developing strictures or a narrowing of the intestine. The contrast study showed he has a restricted intestine (not blocked) causing belly distention and some major pain. No surgery for today but more tests tomorrow will determine if surgery is needed.
As so many have said to me, you are so calm…I’m not calm, I’m actually freaking out but the Holy Spirit gives what we need all the time and He is allowing me to be calm and to carry this cross with grace yet again.
Keep the prayers coming gang. We need to be lifted up by your holy arms again the next few days.