Thursday, August 4, 2011

Day 27

We are still in the hospital but hoping to get out this afternoon. We're still waiting on some of the test results to come back. We've been in isolation for going on 36 hours. Kari is getting restless and I feel so bad for her not being able to get out and play.

Kari does have Pancreatitis but can be helped with medicine and special diet I think. I'm still not clear on it all but after we get the test results we will know more of what we're dealing with.

When we're in the hospital, I'm reminded of how blessed we are. Yes, Kari is sick and we have a long road ahead of us. But then I think about the others that are in here and have it much worse than we do. Some of these kids have cancers that will not be cured. They are taking treatments with high hopes but all the whileknowing that it may only prolong their life at the most. There are others in here who have to be at the hospital for days at a time for chemo instead of just going to the Clinic for treatments. There are more that have no support at all....they are here day after day by themselves with no one to help carry their load.

We are so blessed with friends and family who care, who help, who go out of their way to see that we're not going through this alone.

I know that weeks like this will happen. Weeks when I'm scared to death for my baby, weeks when I honestly can't see the good in this situation, weeks when I want to scream "WHY???"
But I know that at the end of our rope, God will be there holding out His hand for us to grab onto and that hand will carry us a little further down the road.


  1. I love you all and I'm praying hard! The wedding is in 9 days! Can you believe it??

  2. I am inspired by your ability to witness how you are being blessed. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Give Kari a big hug and let her know that we are all praying! Please let me know if I can do anything at all!!

  3. I'm so glad you all maybe getting to go home today. I know a stay at the hopital is hard on everyone. Kari looks so cute in her hats ! She's so pretty ! We are all praying for you all.

  4. Mom and I would like to come and visit you all when Kari feels up to it. I don't really have any way of contacting you other than on here, but I'm keeping updated (and in turn updating Mom) through your blogs. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
    April Nunn (and Debbie Nunn)

  5. I love Princess Kari so much praying everyday for her!!:)) WE love you pray for you ALL!!!:)) Tiar

  6. Praying for Kari, you, and everyone in your family. I pray that you get to come home soon.

  7. Your pictures are so precious! How great to have family that all wore hats with Kari! She is definitely very loved :) I'm hoping & praying that you get to come home & things continue to improve. My heart hurts for you, as you deal with watching your little girl go thru this. I love you & am praying....

  8. LOVE THE HATS! Kari is beautiful!

    Hang in there, Sis. Love you all very much!.


  9. New reader. Just read your entire blog and I'm sitting here in tears.
    Your children are just precious and Kari is beautiful.
    I have grand children that are close to your children's age and to be honest, I don't know what I would do if I were in your shoes. Can't even go there for the pain is too real.
    I do want to send Kari a little gift and would like an address please.
    I'm in NC so I won't be knocking at you door.
    Praying for you, Kari and your family.
    Linda Miller
    Charlotte NC

  10. Absolutley LOVE the hats!! I ws talking to your Mom the other night & it brought back to my mind when John Wesley was a baby.He was put in the hospital@ 9 wks old,he was loosing several ounces every day.Then when he was 4 mths old wth virial Mengititus.Through all this we were not saved! Then in March,we were gloriously saved!!John W. turned 1 yr, in May. He was put in the hospital in July.At first they couldnt figure out what was wrong?? Very Scary. They did surgery & found out his appendix had ruptured.I tell this LOOOnng story to say the 1st 2 times we didnt know the Lord the last one we did.the diference mere words cant tell.But Jesus is truly the Comfortor in times like u r going thru even when no-one else is around He will always b there!! love-n-prayers Jane

  11. well Kari I am so sorry that you and your mommy are having a tough week-but you all look beautiful!! Does that help? Probably not. Love you guys, hope you rest well at home tonight :)

    Much love,
    Tim, Angel, TL and Miss Q

  12. I am so excited that you have this:) I'll be following!


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