Friday, August 27, 2010

A Day For Miracles


Hello and Welcome Bloggerettes to a very special event! This weekend, there are two blog parties going on that are all about a Miracle Makeover for someone very deserving and very special!

Our dear to our hearts Pink Saturday hostess Beverly and Sherry of Wings Of Phoenix along with Spiritual Sundays hostesses Charlotte And Ginger and The Katillac Shack Kelee are co hosting an event to honor Colette, a very special and unique gal. Please go to Kelee's blog to read her very touching story of immense strength in the face of great uncertainy.....

Kelee with her team at Guidepost Magazine tell the story of how they went to Michigan in the dead of winter to reach out and help this desperately ill woman.

It is a story that will bring tears....a story of hope and goodness!

I have had my share of little miracles throughout my life like most of us, but I could not think of anything to really write about. My mind kept going back to my youngest son, from my first marriage, and a scary little episode with a happy ending....an ending that was and will always be a blessing.

When my youngest son was just five months old he became ill with what appeared to be stomach flu and just could not get better....blood tests revealed he had a low white count and he was put into the hospital for IV's and medication. We lived in the small town of Cotulla, TX. The hospital had just opened and our doctor owned it and had his office there. At home were our other three children, all very young. My Mom had just gotten home to La Jolla, Ca. with my Dad after a happy Christmas visit, but came back to help me. I lived pretty much at the hospital. Our little one did not respond to the treatments and he was growing weaker....I stayed around the clock in his room...they brought in a bed for me and taught me to handle his IV's as they were a bit short handed....(of course, a nurse came to supervise.) Many days went by and slowly the baby started responding to the treament and was well enough the doctor told me I should go home and spend the night with the rest of the family. We were only a few blocks from the hospital and they would call me if I was needed.

They did not call and I had a wonderful time with my other three. The next morning, early, I returned to the hospital, remember, no one had called me, to find many nurses around the baby crib and the baby looking grey with his little lips dark in color..He was still...much to still....one nurse saw me and told me to run and get the doctor....I ran through the hospital and his waiting room and insisited he come with me.....after he examined the baby he told me to go and get my husband. I did...... when I got back I learned that after I left, the night before, the baby woke and cried. There was a shift change at that time and the new nurse on duty did not read the chart or she would have seen that the leaving nurse had given him a sedative....the new nurse, a good friend of ours, gave him another. It was too much for his little system and he went into a coma. The reason for the sedative was to keep him quiet for his recovery and because of the tube in his little arm.

I sat by his crib and prayed and cared for him and the happy ending is that in the evening he woke out of the coma with a cry of hunger.....

Prayer is powerful and I have seen miracles, big and small many times in my life....Many that have simply amazed me and reinforced my faith....My faith is strong and personal and within me...I am thankful for the many blessings I have, big and small....from a birds early morning song, to what is left of my family.
Jil

18 comments:

sissie said...

Your post is so heart touching. I am so glad that your little baby is still with you. Miracles do happen and I believe there are angels among us.

hugs and happy Pink Saturday.

Sissie

Charlotte said...

What a wonderful story. I can imagine how worried and concerned you were. I'm so glad your little baby received that miracle. Thank you for sharing it. It must have been nice living in Sedona. It is such a beautiful place. You're right. The church is wonderful.
Blessings,
Charlotte

someplace in thyme said...

I can not begin to imagine the stress and worry over a little tiny one being so sick. What a miracle indeed and a blessing to. Happy Pink Saturday Jil and Happy Miracle Party, Char

Shirley said...

Hi Jil, Prayers do bring miracles. It is so stressful when they are tiny and you can only try to imagine what is going through their little mine. I can remember going to the baby intensive care unit when my youngest grandson was born. They were so tiny and you prayed for each and every one that they would be given a miracle. He is the birthday boy on my last blog. He has more and made up for the time he spent there. How are you and the new medicine doing?Your Missouri Friend.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

I cannot imagine what you must have gone through with your baby, Jil! I have never had a child sick enough to be in hospital so I don't know what that is like. I thank God He spared me the pain of watching my little one suffer that way. I have seen many miracles however that I could have shared but I felt led to share that which I've written about. Thank you for sharing your story and I hope you have a wonderful pink weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Connie said...

What a story, sweetpa. I have a similar one I'm sharing for Pink Saturday tomorrow also. I'm so glad he was alright and got better. Yes, prayer does work.
xoxo,
Connie

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Jil Sweetie...
What a beautiful Miracle Story for your sweet baby. I love this share and the words that you wrote, in the manner that you shared them are just beautiful. Thank you for opening your heart with this share to me this evening. I have so enjoyed my visit.

Please stop by and read Colette's journey with this disease called cancer. I have shared her journey while Kelee shared her beautiful makeover. Many thanks again sweet friend. I so love to come and visit.

Many hugs and much love to you, Sherry

A Hopeful Heart said...

Yes, the power of prayer is amazing. I'm so glad that the Lord answered your prayer and healed your little boy. I know how trying those days must have been from my own experience. When my daughter was 17 months, she had a series of 5 grand mal seizures in about 4 hours. (I was pregnant with my second child at the time). All sorts of tests were run on her (brain scan, spinal tap, etc.), but they could never determine what was wrong. (They ended up leaning to a high fever bringing them on, as she had felt very warm when I had gotten her up that morning, but I never got her temperature taken before the seizures started). Thankfully, though, she never had another seizure. But I SO remember the agony and helplessness I felt when my little girl was in a hospital crib for 4 days.

Hugs to you,
Patti

Kelee Katillac said...

What an amazing MIRACLE.

I have God-bumps again. Everywhere.

Thank-you SO much for sharing it. I am so thankful for this opportunity for all of us to uplift one another.

Thanks for being a Miracle Team Member!:):)

Love to you!

Kelee

Natasha said...

That is indeed a true miracle. Thanks for sharing this beautiful story for this weekend's very special pink Saturday.

Blessings and best wishes,
Natasha.

Jacalyn @ rmebathproducts.com said...

What a wonderful end to a scary story! What strength it must have taken!

Hugs,
Jacalyn

Olivia~ said...

What a beautiful story about your son,
Hugs,
Olivia

That shabby Pink Girl said...

Hello Dear Friend.
I'm so glad your Son is safe and well. I believe you had your Miracle too. I know that Angels surround us, and come to us when we need them the most.
Love and Hugs to you my Friend and I always keep you in my Prayers.

marian elizabeth

Sarah said...

That is a beautiful story...God is so good! My story today is about a miracle involving our baby boy as well.

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Sarah
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Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Jil. Thank you for making Pink Saturday special, and for taking part in this day of celebration and thanks.

There truly are miracles going on all around us every day. We just have to open our hearts in acceptance.

I am so glad your sweet boy had this miracle. As mothers, we know about praying at our child's bedside.

Ann said...

Thank you for sharing your miracle today, a sick child is so difficult. God surely has blessed you.
Ann

lisa said...

Your post touched my heart, there are angels watching over us. I'm glad you still have your sweet baby.

Shirl said...

Hello , Happy Pink Saturday. This makeover for Colette is just wonderful. I really enjoyed the video. Your post is just so sweet,
Blessings, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage