Thursday, October 7, 2010

A Scary Blessed Day

Jing had a cardiologist appointment today
and we left home around 8:30.
A little over half way,
Jing was really quiet one minute
and crying inconsolably the next~ very out of character for her...
she never cries except
when she wakes up at night looking for me.

I pulled over at the first exit
and got out to try and comfort her~
even got her outside for some fresh air.
I couldn't get her calmed down but knew we had to keep going
so we wouldn't be late for her appt.

We had just gotten back on the interstate
when I looked back and her head was leaning back,
face so pale, and mouth open...
scared me to death!
I yanked the car over to the side of the road
and jumped out to make sure she was breathing
and had a heartbeat~ mine pounding out of my chest.
She was not really responding to me
so I called Scott very scared and had him meet me at the dr.
Thank goodness~ Rosie was with me
and got in the back with her until we got to the dr's office.
She finally woke up and cried pretty much the whole way~
we did finally figure out she needed to potty.

The whole way the only thing I could think to do was pray.
I got behind every single slow car
and stopped by every red light
but I knew God was right there in control.
That's the only way I was able to keep it together.

Long story short~
Cardiologist thinks she needed to potty so bad
and preceded to hold it instead of wetting her pull up
making her short of breath
and thus passing out.

They did do an EKG and Echo~
both showing good reports of her heart.
Because of the episode she experienced on the way,
they gave us a Holter Monitor to wear for 24 hours.
It will record her heart activity
and IF she should have another spell,
I am to push the button so it will record what's going on.

I was also scheduled for a hair appt today
so the big girls helped me with the little ones
and I was able to come with no gray! :)

SO... why scary and blessed?

Scared that she had episode
but blessed Rosie was with me.

Scared that we were on the interstate
but blessed we were headed toward Scott
and he was able to meet us.

Scared that something bad was wrong
but blessed we were on the way to the cardiologist!

Scared that it will happen again
but blessed we have the monitor to record all activity.

Scared to go to sleep tonight
but blessed God loves her way more than me
and already knows the plan.
I pray He takes care of our sweet baby.

Here are some pics from the day...

Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.


  1. So thankful you got news from the doctor- I would have freaked out and gone into panic mode. Love all the new pics - your hair looks great!

  2. What a scary day indeed. Glad to know she is ok. I love the little girls' pink jumpers. Jing is so cute with her hands on her head and waist... mimicking her big sister!

  3. Just reading about it made my heart stop, couldn't imagine being the momma who had to still drive.

  4. Oh, I can't imagine how terrified you must have been.
    Thank You Jesus that precious little Jing is ok!
    What a sweet little girl that she didn't want to wet her pull up.
    I will be praying for your little one, and her family.
    God's peace and God's healing.

  5. Oh my word my friend...I am praying hard! I cannot believe we are walking through a similar thing. If you need anything at all let me know.
    Big hugs from me,

  6. Oh my goodness ... what a sweetheart for wanting SO BADLY not to have an accident with her pull-up ...
    Praying for you BIG TIME! I just recently caught up with you now that you're back from your trip. What a blessing your posts are--and I pray that you and Shannon (comment above) will be strong supports to each other through your girls' heart episodes ... or scares. It is amazing how your posts are similar in some ways. SO glad her cardio appt. went well and that you are flourishing in love!

  7. It never ceases to amaze me how God works on our behalf. Even in the midst of fear...there are blessings.

  8. oh my - that is scary! What a very determined little girl you have! praying all will be fine now!!!

    and to have only brown hair is a blessing, yes, I know just how you feel :)

    Missing you!

  9. Glad it was such a simple thing; sorry for your terrible scare.