Monday, January 4, 2016

I am the fun one. {Day 144}

Really I am the fun one.

Ask around. Ask my friends. Ask anyone who knows me. They'll tell you how much fun I am. It's usually the word I've heard people use to describe me most. I promise.

But, lately, I don't like what I see ... every single post is about sickness. Sure, it's mostly thankful and hopeful, documenting this journey we're on. But, geez ... who wants to read about sickness and hard times EVERY. SINGLE. DAY??

Not me.

I would probably just de-friend myself. I think some people actually just don't want to hang around me as much right now, which makes me giggle because I totally understand. I think there are too many expectations, not from me, but from them. These expectations are ones they put on themselves to say the "right thing," whatever that is. There is no "right thing" so everyone is off the hook! We're just trying to be normal.

People like to read happy stuff and stuff that makes them feel good. I get it. I want to read that. They want to be around fun, happy people too. Nobody wants to hang out with someone who may break down in tears while sharing chips and salsa. I don't.

Trust me. I want to have fun. And, I want to be the fun one again.

I've gone from 99% fun to 52% fun ... still fun, but not as often and the fun is mixed in with tears.

So, don't worry ... the fun me is still in me. My posts will be returning to light-hearted commentary on life and stuff as soon as I can get there. I would LOVE to write about my love for Vic's VapoRub, circus people, or biscuit cans again. Just not there yet. Soon, my friend, soon.

Day 144

We're struggling a bit this past week. 

Let me start with the good news though! La Petite Belle is 100% donor in her blood and T-cells.
Praise God! We are thrilled and so grateful for this news.
It's what we've been praying and waiting for.

With that said, La Petite Belle has been very sick for almost a week now. The symptoms run the gamut ... severe headache, fever for days, skin rash, elevated liver levels, and we're now going on day four of vomiting and intense stomach pain. My girl hasn't eaten since Friday.

We've been chasing symptoms and working with our doctor here and at Texas Children's Hospital to try and get this thing figured out. Two ER visits and a doctor's office visit, but no answers as of yet. However, she and I will be traveling to Houston tomorrow to get her checked out. Our nurse practitioner said to come prepared for an admission just in case. {insert frowny face here}

Please pray for us when you think about us. La Petite Belle and I will head to Houston early in the morning. Hoping and praying for relief for her!

If you would like to financially support Katie's (aka La Petite Belle) journey to healing, you can find more information here:  All funds go to cover medical bills and expenses.


Janet McLeod said...

I have been praying. I don't know Katie beyond our family's friendship with Richard, but her situation has been on my heart, even waking me in the night at times. There are likely many others like me quietly praying in the background. Just wanted you to know God is working and calling people to prayer.

sara said...

I echo what Janet said above! You are covered in prayer dear friend. God knows and hears and is working. Praying for safe travel today and answers.

Unknown said...

Daphne, in case you haven't heard it lately, I just wanted to let you know that you're a wonderful mother.