Thursday, May 20, 2010

Filling In The Blanks

So I once again have been a lame blogger. I have had a bunch on my plate to take care of so I hope you will forgive me once again.
Gabby is doing better. She is starting to gain weight like the doctor wanted her to. She is also filling out in her skin. She has a much better color to her now too. She has been a real trooper through all of this. She has made it to school I believe 3 full days since home from the hospital. She tires out very easily.
I have just finished my second quarter in school. I have 10 weeks left in the basic program then hope to get into the Masters program right after. Finals are always stressful but I felt good about them. I will find out grades either this Friday or Monday.
Hope everyone is doing well. Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Sunday, May 9, 2010

So Much To Say

I have so much to say but there is not enough time for me to write it all. Life was going along pretty normal with the everyday things, stressing about doing well in school, trying to take care of things on my days off and then April 26th at 3:20 am we get a call from the doctor telling us to wake up Gabby and see how she is feeling. I am thinking "well she is going to say tired", but we did and she did. He then told us he wanted a follow up on her blood work that day but if she got dizzy or any other symptoms to get her to the hospital right away. So I went to school and ALan took her to the lab to get blood work done. Long story shortened by about 13 hours I got a call on my way home from school from Alan saying we needed to take Gabby to the hospital. Her blood count was dangerously low. I got home changed my clothes and we left. For the next 5 days Gabby spent in the hospital. She had 2 blood transfusions, a barium x-ray, colonoscopy , a scope down her throat and blood taken 8 times and 4 IV picks placed in her poor little white arms.
She was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. This is a life long disease she will have to learn to live with. We are adjusting her diet and the doctor has her on different meds right now to help her regain her appetite, gain a little bit of weight and help her to regain her health.
My week off from school was a hard one to miss but loved being able to spend time with Gabby just watching TV,talking and enjoying each other. It is so hard to watch your child suffer and be in pain. I just tell myself it could always be worse. I am blessed to have the love and support of friends and family. Heavenly Father has been there to help us with blessings and things will be okay.
I am currently getting ready for finals and starting to stress but this too shall pass and all will be well.
So until the next time I get on here, and I hope it won't be too long I hope everyone is doing well. Hugs, Bobbi Jo