Today I was reminded about how thankful one has to be in the face of adversity.
While walking with a friend this morning, I was telling the story of what happened on Thursday with my youngest daughter, Brityn. She went in for her weekly allergy shot and called me an hour later complaining about a stomach ache. I didn’t think much of it because she eats many foods that causes her to get stomach aches. About 30 minutes later when I arrive at my mom’s (she was with grandma), I walked in and she looked awful. Flush in the checks, pale in the face, coughing, somewhat difficulty breathing, crying because of her stomach. She then pulled up her shirt and she had hives covering her entire torso. Oh my goodness….she’s having a reaction! I called the doctor and they immediately said to call 911 because we didn’t have her EpiPen handy. So I did and within about 20 minutes we were taking a ride in the ambulance and spent a couple hours in the ER. Thankfully with Benadryl and quick medical attention, she was ok after a few hours and doing fabulously today!
It was scary and anxiety ridden and sad and the list goes on. I remained calm but deep down I was dying inside as my baby girl was severely struggling….and I didn’t know what to do about it! Even yesterday, I was still shaken by the whole experience. However, the calmness that came over me when my friend said…”She’s ok, you’re ok…and despite the ordeal there is a lot to be thankful for.”
Yes, there is. Lesson learned… Be thankful for the little things and hopefully the big things won’t seem quite so scary!
On a separate note, I’ll post more later about my latest diagnosis! All good news as we finally think we’ve found the last piece of the puzzle!