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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Remember how much fun it was for me when my daughter 
woke me up at 4:00 in the morning on Monday 
to tell me how she just threw up? 

Well she threw up all morning and had such a high fever. 
And she never left her bed.
Well the guest room bed since her bed was being fumigated.  

She's never been this sick.  
EVER.
By Monday evening I knew something was wrong.
Terribly wrong.  

I had been pressing on her belly all day and she had no pain at all.
Until 7:30 at night. 

We rushed up to the hospital and by 11:00 she was 
having surgery to remove her appendix. 

All is well now.  
We are home.
She's in quite a bit of pain.

But it's so good to see her sleeping on our couch instead of the 
hospital bed she's been in since Monday. 

The Colonel was able to get an emergency phone call to us that was 
routed through the Pentagon.  
I missed the phone call but he left a really nice message 
which I was able to play for Olivia to let her know that her daddy misses 
her and was so worried about her.  

I think I'm going to write a soap opera 
since my life seems to resemble one lately. 

God is so good.  
He's been so faithful to me.    

Thank you Lord for Your protection on my family.  

And in case you're wondering, my mother had her 
appendix removed when she was 19.  
I had mine removed at the age of 6.
My sister had hers removed also when she was 6.
And my son Michael had his removed when he was 9.

24 comments :

  1. I am glad to hear your daughter is home now and is going to be all right. Sending prayers your way.

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  2. Sending prayers to your daughter.
    I am glad to hear that she is at home now and getting rest.
    What a week you have had
    Hugs

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  3. I am so glad your baby girl is on the mend. What an ordeal she has been thru. You too Lois! I will keep Olivia and your whole family in prayer.
    Warm Hugs,
    AMY

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  4. So glad she is okay and at home. I know you were so scared though.

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  5. WOW...So glad she is home and on the mend. What an ordeal you've been through...I am glad she got to hear the message from her daddy. Bet that was good medicine. It does seem like not so good appendixes run in your family. Praying she gets better quickly now, and things settle down for you. HUGS, Debbei

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  6. Oh no! So thankful that you recognized it wasn't just the flu. I didn't know appendicitis was hereditary--I guess I'm fortunate since I know my mom her appendix out as a teenager.

    I hope things calm down at your house soon and that your daughter has a quick recovery!

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  7. I am glad that your daughter is on the mend, that must have been very scary for you. glad you got the message from the Colonel, that would have made both of you feel better. Your in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless.

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  8. Thank the Lord you knew what to look for! I'm so pleased your daughter is back home recovering.
    Praying for you all,
    Christine

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  9. I'm glad she's home and on the mend, I remember when my son had his out, I had NEVER seen him so sick! Gosh this has been quite a year for you:(

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  10. So glad the your daughter is home and on the mend. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. Blessings to you all!
    DD

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  11. So glad she is okay! I'm sure she'll be up and around soon. Sounds like you handled it well.I think you are a real "trooper".

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  12. Oh my goodness! Thank GOD you knew enough to watch her closely and be mindful of symptoms for her appendix!

    What a good Momma you are, truly. As frazzled as you must feel at times, and as hard as it must be to 'go it alone' right now, you are doing a tremendous job.

    I am sure the colonel is proud of you. Prayers and hugs to the little lady for a speedy recovery.

    Jenn

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  13. Oh how scary!!! God has certainly given you huge amounts of strength to handle all the emergencies you must deal with (and the day-to-day) while The Colonel is gone. I am so glad to hear that your daughter is going to be all right. God is faithful, He is watching out for you, caring for you, loving you.

    Liz
    P.S. Who needs an ole appendix anyway?

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  14. Lois, I am really glad to hear that Olivia is doing better! I just want to tell you....I am very proud of you. I truely believe you are tougher than nails!!

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  15. Wow, you have had your fair share of happenings, my heart goes out to your daughter and you both. May the Lord Bless her with a fast recovery.

    Hugs!

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  16. OH my, you have had a tough year. Sending healing thoughts and prayers to your family, especially your daughter.

    Hang in there,
    Cynthia

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  17. Oh No Lois........
    I can't believe it!! Bless Olivia's heart and yours. I am so glad she is doing okay tho. Will sure pray for a speedy recovery, and so glad you got her right to the hospital.

    That is something that all of you have had your appendix removed at such a young age. Guess it is in the gene pool, or at least that's how it sounds.

    So glad Phil was able to get a message to you guys. I know he must have been so worried.

    So glad the Lord is taking good care of you during all these crazy times!! You are a trooper girl!!
    Love ya, and will sure be praying,
    and tell Olivia to get well soon,
    Blessings, Nellie

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  18. I'm glad to hear she is doing better. How scary for all of you! Sending prayers your way!

    Jackie

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  19. So, something about you, your family and appendix(es)?? Ha! Glad to hear that all is on the road to well now...and that you already had a clue what might be up! And how nice that she could get a call/message from her daddy!!

    Have a healing weekend:)

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  20. So sorry your daughter has been so sick. I'm so glad she is on the mend. I'll be praying. Hugs, Elena

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  21. Wow Lois! You have so much going on. I am glad your daughter is doing good now. That must have been so hard to go through that.

    I am glad that the Colonel got to call and leave a message. I am sure he wished he could have been there with his girls.

    You take care! I am saying a prayer for you right now.

    Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

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  22. I am so glad that Olivia is doing well, Lois, and that the Colonel was able to send her a message, that book would have been a great read, as you have had a very (shall we say) interesting year. LOL You and the Colonel will have a lot of things to remember when he gets home. lol By then just being together is what will really matter. Which reminds me Have you got his return back to the seconds? I know you are so anxious, and I will be so happy for you, Let me say... YOU HAVE BEEN A REAL TROOPER!
    HUgs,
    Sue

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  23. I can't believe you had surgery on top of everything else. Hope your daughter is okay and feels better soon.

    All of your family had the same thing - odd.

    Sandie

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  24. I just read the more recent post and had to go back and see what I'd missed. So sorry you had this scary trial...glad your daughter is doing better now. I know you must be so tempted to discouragement...Is the Colonel coming home soon??? Hasn't it been just about a year? Enough already!

    Praise God for His protection on him and on your family...

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