I posted this on Instagram today, but in case you don't follow there, please pray for Norah Jane.
Last night Jason and Naomi took her to ER for a high fever. She had to have a spinal tap and an IV for fluids, as she was dehydrated from diarrhea. The spinal tap came back cloudy, which initially led doctors to believe she has meningitis - either viral or bacterial. She was admitted and has been doing much better since receiving antibiotics and fluids...we're still waiting on results of the spinal tap, because it takes 48 hours for the culture to grow. No news is good news right now as far as the culture grows, because obviously it is not immediately showing signs of bacterial meningitis. Naomi is there with her now- Jason has clinicals tomorrow, as he is entering a nursing program...we have Koa. This has been a very trying 24 hours, and we covet your prayers. Little Norah was a preemie, and she is still only 6 pounds. They had quite a difficult time getting her IV in last night, and it just about broke our hearts seeing her so upset.
So many of you, through IG, have been praying for her- will you continue to do so until she is completely recovered ? And pray for Naomi and Jason as well ? We so appreciate it.
And none of this is about me - but I'm asking for prayer too...my emotions are shot. If there's anything worse than seeing your own kids go through sickness, it's watching your grandkids do so. I just feel so helpless. I'm so thankful for prayer, because it does give me something to "do".
And for some reason I am missing my dad so much tonight. It's been four months today since he died, and some days it just hits me harder than others. I wish he had gotten to meet Norah. And Hayden. And to hear that Monique is pregnant. And I just miss his voice saying "hello, Pa- tree- sha."
I'm crying now, so I'll end...thank you so much for your prayers.