Thursday, February 7, 2008

Thankful Thursday-taking care of Jared

I am so full of thankfulness today that I can't do another thing until I write this! Jared has been complaining of a stomach ache for about a week. He had a low grade fever and I just assumed it was a stomach bug. It would come and go and he would feel better, go back to school, then it would start again. Tuesday morning he said his stomach was hurting and pointed to his right side. Oh no, maybe his appendix. We went to the doctor, he sent us to Scottish Rite. We arrived at 1:00p.m. and waited until 4:30 for a room. The whole time I was waiting I was thanking God that we were only there for a stomach ache. My heat was aching for the children coming in there with much more serious conditions. After a series of tests, at 1:00AM the doctor said it was an appedicitis but they wanted to wait until 7:30 a.m. to do the surgery. So, after 17 hours in the emergency room they moved us to an overflow room for surgery. The hospital was so full they didn't have a "real" room for us. Jared had his surgery and we were able to go home last night at 6:00p.m.! It was just a God thing that I listened to my child. I have been so busy lately and it is a miracle that his appendix did not rupture. He was not showing any obvious symptoms. Thank you Jesus for:

*Making me stop and listen.
*Providing an awesome hospital only 1 hour away.
*Providing awesome doctors.
*NaNa and PaPa stepping in and helping with Jacob and Jenna (again).
*A wonderful husband who left work to be with me and Jared.
*Caring friends and family calling to ask how Jared was doing.
*Janet-a meal tonight, for real? Thank you so much!
*Penny-taking care of things at church (again) and being such a dear friend. What a blessing she is to me.
*Jacob-for Jared's "stash" (will post picture later) and showing love to your brother even though you were jelous that he got his appendix out instead of you. Ha
*A faithful God.

God spoke to me the past 2 days in a mighty way. I have been too busy. My mind is too cluttered. He wants me to listen to Him like I listened to Jared.

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jodi said...

Great thankful post, Michele. So glad Jared is okay.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful analogy of our need to listen to God's voice. Thank you for sharing your thanks.
And God bless that special son of yours, having surgery as a child. Must have been hard for you to walk through this experience.
Kathy b

Amy said...


I'm so glad Jared is doing well now. What a crazy thing! Hope he has a speedy recovery!

Denise said...

Bless your thankful heart.

Chelle' said...

Love your post today. And am THANKING God with you for His faithful Hand in the midst of this situation.

Almost 3 years ago my son, who'd just turned 3 at the time, had emergency surgery on his intestines. Had 5 inches of his intestines and his appendix taken out.

It was not easy to turn him over to the surgeon then just as I know it was not easy for you to turn your son over to the surgeons now.

Thank you for sharing your story.

Jay & Michelle said...

Michele, so glad that Jared is doing better. Thanks for the reminder that we all need to slow down and listen.

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made said...

Hey Sis! Jared is very blessed to have You and I am so relieved to know that Jared is okay!
Psalm 128:5

eph2810 said...

Oh, I am so glad that you were able to get your son to the hospital, Michele. What a good thing that you have listened. How neat that you had all your family and friends to help you out as you were in the hospital with your son.

Thank you so much for sharing your grateful heart with us this past week.

Blessings to you and your precious family.