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Coping Better...And Some Good News


Saturday, March 08, 2014

2 Timothy 1:7
King James Version (KJV)
7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

My original reaction to the news of grandson Jakob's need for surgery on cartilage in his voice box was worse than fear. I found myself almost paralyzed, literally reliving - literally feeling all over again! - the terror of those first few weeks of his life. Coming home from a delightful shopping trip with my mother to have my Dad tell me that Jakob's arrival was imminent, at just 24 weeks and 3 days. Hanging up from Tobias's phone call referenced in my last blog still in tears. Taking a piece of printer paper and drawing a "baby" on it since he was only 11-1/4" long. Holding the paper and crying and crying and crying.....

But I have since been able to let go of that and get on with life. I wish I could say that it was just because of the strength of my faith, but I can't. It was definitely helped along by some good news on the medical front.

The doctor doing the surgery has postponed to the 20th. He is confident enough of not needing to do a trach that he will do it in what's called the short-stay area of the hospital. If he finds he needs to do the trach, he will not proceed but will wake Jakob up and then reschedule for another week out.

As an RN, I was never shy about questioning a doc. But only once did I ever refuse to carry out a medical order. My basic thinking is that I have the knowledge to know what questions to ask, and even to know when the answer just isn't right! And now that I know have seen the pictures from the MRI and know a lot more about the procedure, I'm confident about leaving the activity in this man's hands and the outcome to God.
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PEGGYO 3/20/2014 1:48PM

    How is Jakob doing now?

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JAXMOMMY 3/16/2014 9:41PM

    Oh! Glad you got good news and you found some peace! Do keep us posted. Sweet Jacob!

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GODZDESIGN95 3/9/2014 4:59PM

    Still praying...one can never pray too much! emoticon

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GRANDMASHUNGRY 3/8/2014 10:45PM

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DEBB1313 3/8/2014 10:29PM

    Im so happy that you have had some good news. It sounds like you are much more at peace and that is wonderful. I will still have you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

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KELLYFROG 3/8/2014 10:28PM

    Glad to hear you are able to cope with this. Hang in there!!! emoticon

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CIPHER1971 3/8/2014 3:47PM

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1CRAZYDOG 3/8/2014 3:39PM

    As a fellow RN, it is empowering to have the knowledge we gain from schooling and actually practicing the art of Nursing. However, on the other hand, it really DOES bring out the interrogator when something doesn't feel right. Glad that you were able to do some research and I'd be heartened too by the fact that the surgeon is willing to wait AND doing it in the short stay area. Sounds like a good plan.
All good wishes and prayers.

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TRUNKJUNK 3/8/2014 3:21PM

    It's awesome when we come to terms and stop worrying about things and remember it's all in God's hands. It's such a comfort in knowing God's got you, Jacob and the doctor all in His hands. I wish the best for you all.

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MALAMI518 3/8/2014 11:24AM

    I am happy that the doctor was able to give you some positive news and even happier that you are coping better! I'll keep you and Jakob and the doctor in my prayers.

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