We’ve had some up and down moments over the past several days while we continue to wait for news about what the doctors have decided about Breach or No Breach. And Yes, that means we still haven’t heard anything from the doctors about a final determination.
Late Thursday night we had our first few episodes of nausea with Lizzy. The first time it happened, Lizzy was laying in her bed and told Lori that her belly hurt. Lori went in Lizzy’s room and laid down beside her to comfort her. A few minutes later – here it came! Lori jumped out of bed and rushed Lizzy to the bathroom. There was a trail of “stuff” from the bed to the hallway to the toilet. I don’t think Lori has moved that fast in a long time! Sitting in front of the toilet, Lizzy looked up at Lori and said “I can’t wait to tell Treas that I threw up in the middle of the night, and this is scary”! Always thinking about her big sis!
Unfortunately there were 2 more episodes that night. We called the clinic and they instructed us to give her some of her anti-nausea medicine and it worked pretty quickly to stop the outflow – it was a long night!
Yesterday (Friday), Lizzy had to get some blood drawn to check her “counts” (white blood cell count, red blood cell count and platelets). She was very apprehensive about getting “poked” again.
We are able to do the outpatient lab work locally at Norton Children’s Brownsboro location. So, Lori took her to Brownsboro. The nurse who drew the blood was very good and she was able to numb the area before the “poke”. It was a very good experience for Lizzy, but when she came home, she held her arm straight down by her side and said “I just got blood “drawling” so I can’t move my arm”. And for about 30 minutes, she didn’t move that arm at all – it was pretty cute!
Later on Friday Lori called the Cincy clinic to get the lab results. The nurse told her that all of her counts were normal!! Thank you God!!!!
When we decided to set up this blog site, Lori and I debated quite a lot on what the name of the blog should be. Lori is the one who suggested “small but fierce” and she couldn’t have been more accurate. If you think in terms of boxing movies, Lizzy is way better than Rocky! Over the last 4 weeks, we have watched this little, petite sweetheart take punch after punch and body blow after body blow. And for a short time, those punches knock her down. But boy oh boy is she fierce! Every single time, she gets up off the mat, shakes it off and says “I’m still here and I’m still fighting”! She is incredibly resilient and SHE IS FIERCE!!
Lori keeps saying that what we are going through now is only adding to the incredible testimony Lizzy already has about how God has worked in her life. And she is right on. God has done, and is doing, amazing things through this little girl and we are so excited to see how she is already touching lives!
Thank you for your continued support – the cards, emails, comments on the blog and meals delivered to our home all serve as encouragement and acts of love that mean so much to us. And most importantly, thank you for your prayers – that is what sustains us. We love you all!