Monday, August 2, 2010

A road less traveled

Or one that has never been traveled in our home.  Tonight I will take Leah to Children's at 8:00 to begin her 24 hour fasting challenge.  I am counting down the hours, not out of excitement, and not really even out of fear, but just simply because I can't wait to get on with this.  I am tired of thinking about this test and wondering how she will respond to it and how it will be on me to watch her go through this.  But tonight I can just live it and see it unfold instead of playing out the countless scenarios in my head.  The goal is to fast her for up to 24 hours.  Then, when her sugar drops, they will get this "critical sample" of blood to see what has been causing her sugar to be all over the place.  A problem we didn't even know existed until April 28th.  They want to get this all figured out before flu season hits and she gets sick again, since getting sick could cause her sugar to drop dangerously low again.  So, as much as I don't want to put her through this test, I will do it in hopes that we don't have to ever see her so lethargic and unresponsive again.  And to get an answer.  We have now had 2 pediatricians and 2 pediatric specialists agree that this is the right road to take and I am at peace with the decision...just can't wait for it to be over!

"Rejoice in the Lord always; again, I will say refoice!  Let your gentle spirit be known to all men.  The Lord is near.  Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.  And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will gusrd you hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."   Phil 4:4-7

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