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


Just me~Bobbie Jo said...

((((((((((Bobbi Jo))))))))))
I will be praying for all of you!

Jacob and Meredith Hammond said...

So what kind of diet does Gabby have to stick to? Is Chrons disease similar to Celiac Disease? I have a really good friend who is a nutritionist that helps build meal plans for people that require special diets. If I find any cool recipes or ideas, I'll send them your way. I am so glad that Gabby is okay!

Amy said...

So sorry to read this news of yours. Your poor girl. And seeing a child suffer is equally hard on a mother. My prayers will be with you guys as well!

Megan said...

Bobbi jo,
I was so sorry to hear about Gabby on Sunday. I was even sorrier that the Bishop didn't tell me cause I would have come to the hospital to see her.
Please let me know what treats she can eat and somethings that she enjoys doing.

GRAMEE said...

I have been Praying for your family
for weeks..

I will continue. she looks to tiny and frail in that hospital bed.

Leslie said...

Bobbi Jo,
It's been awhile since I visited you...Sorry to hear about Gabby but I'm sure you'll figure it all out. I know several people with Crohn's and just finding out what is wrong with them made a huge difference, from there you adjust and figure it all out. I hope she's feeling better...

Thinking of you...


JackandJaneyNichols said...

So sorry to hear about all this....our thoughts and prayers are with Gabby and her parents! Good luck on your finals, hang in there, kiddo! xoxox

icandy... said...

May God bless you and your family.

Don and Amy Bennion said...

So sorry to hear about Gabby. I know how hard that disease can be, Don's cousin's child has it as well. I hope she starts to feel better as the meds get into her system and as her diet changes. We'll keep her in our prayers.
I love Naima's name! Don has another cousin named Naima. It ws the first time I had heard it, and I have loved it since then. Your little Naima is precious. Congrats to all the family!


Leisel said...

"This to shall pass" that is one of my favorite quotes. I ran into Gabby at grandma'a party. I didn't even know all this was going on. I'm so sorry.