Thursday, April 14, 2011

I've Lost Count of Emergencies but I'm Determined to Give Da Count

Calypso has had a very rough 2 weeks.  She's been very ill.  We still don't know what's going on.  I have lost confidence in and respect for our local doctor after the way the most recent episode and requests related to it have been handled.  Calypso continued to deteriorate.  I very much want to avoid having her admitted to the local hospital yet again for a variety of reasons but it seemed we were headed that way.  With the help of an old friend a couple hours away I found a specialist.  Thanks to the same friend, who also happens to be a nurse I was able to bring Calypso to his family's house so that if an ER trip and resulting admission became necessary we were in striking distance of the hospital where the specialist practices.

Today was pretty bad and I thought for sure we'd be heading to the hospital.  Thank God for my friends.  They were able to get fluids and some medication into my poor girl and for the first time in days she is sleeping.  The nurse half of the couple has also graciously agreed to come along to the specialist's appointment to be an extra set of ears for me.  I need that because quite honestly, I am worn down and this is too important an appointment for me to miss something because I am not at the top of my game.  Calypso may yet wind up being hospitalized but at least if it's after the appointment we will be doing so not in a state of panic but because it's part of an overall plan.

I am profoundly grateful for the advocacy, comfort, know-how, encouragement, and love of these friends and counting it all.

I'm also deeply grateful for any prayers given or good thoughts held for gaining an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment so we can, once and for all, get our girl back on her feet.

17 comments:

Mother Theresa said...

Oh Lime, I am so sorry to hear that Calypso is so ill. I'll be thinking of you and sending my best vibes for her to get well soon. I hope she won't need to be hospitalized and that they figure out what is wrong once and for all. Hugs.

Beach Bum said...

Prayers and good vibes coming your way!

Cricket said...

oooh, I'm so sorry to hear this. Well, I'm glad that at least you have some support with it all, and of curse I will continue to keep you and yours in my prayers.

Dave said...

Michelle, I understand how upset and concerned you feel,(having had a sick wife) and we feel for your daughter Calypso as she suffers, and our thoughts are with you both. May you both get the help you need and may it be successful - Dave

Jinksy said...

Best of healing vibes and good wishes to you and yours...

Susan in the Boonies said...

I have prayed for your daughter and for you this morning.

haphazardlife said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. Sending healing vibes your way.

- Jazz

Bijoux said...

Praying you get some answers, and soon.

Craig said...

Friends - real friends, who will hold you up when you're running on empty - are gold. I am so grateful on your behalf that you have some of those. . .

{{{hugs}}} for you; and I'm praying for both of you, that you have strength and peace and mental clarity, and that you get a clear diagnosis, and Calypso can get healed up ASAP. . .

Suldog said...

Prayer said, of course.

Craver Vii said...

Poor Calypso. Praying.

for a different kind of girl said...

So sorry that there's still so much going on with your dear girl, but it definitely sounds like your friends are a blessing in what I hope is the first good step toward getting something figured out and healing to begin. I'll keep Calypso and your family in my prayers.

(M)ary said...

I stopped to send some 'God Bless'-es your way before writing this comment. I really do believe in the power of prayer when it comes to health. Let us hope that a combination of prayer and good doctoring bring your daughter back to her lively and healrhy self!

snowelf said...

So okay...I was getting all set to write this really sweet post about what a great mom you are and how we are all worried about Calypso and sending positive vibes, when I scrolled the comment box up...and the word verification for today--

noplop

seriously! I just burst out laughing. i kept thinking of all the times people try to poop very quietly in public restrooms. I know--gross, right!? But you know what I'm talking about. I just coudn't help it! ...my chilis think i'm a freak. (okay, they don't becase they are use to me reading funny stuff in blogs, but still, they raised their eyebrows for a second) Anyway, I think we should take this as a subtle reminder--not that you need it, but that God is with us and will always find a way to make us smile even when sucky life stuff is going on. Yea, I'm going with that.

love,
--snow

coopernicus said...

lean hard....

~Tim said...

Sending positive energy your way. Y'all hang in there.

Hilary said...

Oh Michelle. I couldn't sleep and for some reason you were on my mind. I decided I'd better catch up on your blog. I'm so sorry to be reading this. Sending big hugs your way and my very best thoughts for your baby. I see by your next post that there's some improvement and I'm glad for that. May it continue to be so.