Thursday, November 20, 2008

Thankful for the little things


Today was a big day for our "little peanut"~her parents and two sisters, grandpa and I trekked down to Denver's Children's Hospital for an evaluation of some conditions she's had since birth. Going to the doctors is quite traumatic for our little one due to the fact that she has had regular visits her entire 18 mos. Today was a turning point in her health, hopefully, that will help everyone to know the extent of what's really going on in her little body. Seeing the specialist wasn't as bad as it could have been but after that she had to go to the main children's hospital for an Upper GI and blood work. This is just the beginning for her and within the next month she will be admitted to the hospital for a gastro scope and other tests. Having said all of this, I will add that her parents were troopers and very strong. This nana had such a difficult time, sometimes I wish I could carry the burdens my grand kids face and allow them to be healthy.
I love them each so much and when they hurt I hurt. Now, I will tell you that the blessing in this was while waiting at the hospital for Mackenzie to undergo tests I saw children with cancer, oxygen tubes, other life threatening illnesses who may not make it much longer. I felt such compassion for these families and also realized what Mackenzie faces could be much worse. I am not thankful that any children have to suffer but I am so thankful that we have the technology that might make my "peanut's" life better.


  1. Thank you for the beautiful post Mom....I am to weary beyond imagination at the day and can't put into words it all so I was touched at yours! Love ya

  2. Thanks for the glimpse into what your little *Peanut* has had to go through her whole little life and your whole experience while at the hospital.

    Blessings to her and your whole family!

  3. As one Grandma to another my heart goes out to you. How incredibly hard for all of you. You know from reading my posts how much I love mine and I can tell the same about you. I am sure you have a lot of people praying for you but I will join in. It is so hard to be at a hospital and see all the suffering. Perspective is a good thing. Stay strong and keep praying.

  4. The tragedy of children being ill is one of the hardest things a parent can ever face. For Grandparents it becomes harder, because we can only watch, be there for support, and wait. It is the waiting part that tests our faith and our strength.

    My God Bless You and Yours!


  5. Oh Noreen. My heart goes out to you and yours. I know just what you are feeling and how you would take it all. Our four year old and 2 year old both had conditions that required so much intensive probing and testing and our little Prairie Hero had a pretty traumatic surgery at just 3 years of age. All I can say is that God provides the strength and peace to get through it all. On our own we would crumble. I will be praying for all of you and watching for updates.


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