Saturday, February 1, 2014
From my heart: Ambulance fun?
I naturally look for all the blessings God gives through these unexpected events and today the thing I was thankful for was the fun Hezekiah had with the ambulance driver. Not long after they arrived Adhere woke up and so I gave her breakfast before we left. There was no hurry to get going and so Hezekiah got to spend some fun time checking things out. Rachel got a nice photo too.
It was a bit frustrating for me to have them tell me the new dose and say "you can go home now". The doctor apologised for the mix up when I called in as it could have been done over the phone. While we were travelling home I spoke to the children about it all. It was good to talk to them about how I handle things like this because although I share it all on the blog, I don't always talk to them about the details. So I spoke about how even though a trip into town was not fun for them and not what we had planned for our day, we could trust that God had a bigger plan. We spoke about all the positives and all the things we could be thankful for. I shared with the children some of the conversation I had with the paramedic. She is someone who we are getting to know rather well now as she lives up the road from us and walks her dogs past our place. She stopped for a chat the other day and so we will see it as a blessing that I got the time to chat more with her.
It was also good to have a chat with a doctor who knows Asher's history better and talk about what our "plan" was for the rest of the day and weekend. She was even able to chat to Asher's neurologist (who she had spotted and quickly chatted to) about Asher's new doses - and so we had input from someone who knows her well and has a lot of experience with this. Asher has a follow up appointment at the hospital on Wednesday, so we will be able to chat more about things then too and see how she is doing on the new dose.
It was interesting to note today that while sitting, Ruth and Hezekiah are only just taller than their younger sibling. It will be interesting to take a photo of them all standing to see the true difference in their heights. It's amazing how much of their height is in their legs.
Only in the evening did I notice that Hezekiah was running around with NOTHING on his feet. Apparently the dressing was already off in the morning when he got up. I gave it a clean and was very pleased to see how much it had already healed (from just a day and a half of being nicely pulled together). The first photo is Thursday morning but it looked the same on Thursday evening before I re-did the dressing. Thankfully I did manage to clean it well that night before the steri-strips went on and it has healed beautifully. I can't believe it - the difference in just 2 days.