Well, we got the phone call that no parent wants to receive, especially if it is about your baby that is on the other side of the world. Sweet baby A is in the hospital. She was taken in Thursday night for rapid breathing and reduced feeding during the night. Friday we received word that she seemed okay and was being treated with IV antibiotics for severe infection including pneumonia. On a good note, they said she was back to eating normal.
It is such a hard place to be emotionally. We just want to be with her and hold her and advocate for her care. We were comforted by the fact that one of her “special mothers” is with her the whole time at the hospital. Last night I broke down crying. How do I thank this woman who is caring for our daughter when I can’t? How do I thank her for staying by her side while she is so sick? I want her to know how special she is to us for being by her side when we can’t. I am so thankful for the care A is getting over there.
Many of my friends from our agency’s Yahoo group have sent us emails. They told us their stories about when they got the call about their babies. One family had 6 week old twins, one family had twins that were only 4 and 6 pounds. How they were sick but got better. How they were so well cared for by their special mothers. How sometimes treating pneumonia is just like treating a bad chest cold and that they take the kids to the hospital because they know they can’t give them the best care they need. All of these wonderful people gave beautiful words of encouragement and shared their stories. Thank you for reaching out to us.
I want to thank all of you for lifting her up in prayer. Thank you for all of your encouraging words to Jesse and I. It is a hard place to be but God has given us such peace to know that He is taking care of her.