Saturday, July 14, 2012

A Perfect Storm

July 4th week ~ Grandbaby girl's been healthy so we were optimistic that we could get her up to our small town's "3rd of July" concert, supper picnic, see lots of people, bring her home before the bonfire and bugs.  Maybe even a local parade on the 4th!  Well,  the storm clouds crept in.

Tuesday, baby brother had a well baby appointment and Grammy and grandbaby girl spent the morning at Barnes and Noble.  She loved seeing all the books and people and met an adorable 3 year old autistic boy in the children's section.  Meanwhile, the pediatrician spotted something on baby brother that she didn't like and called over to the local hospital who spoke with the first rumble of thunder....go to Children's.  Phone calls, dad home from work, to Children's.  Grammy could handle supper and bed with grandbaby girl.   Thunder and evening in the ER, no real answers, but mom and dad and little one home at midnight.

Wednesday, in and exhausted, disappointed to be just home...but .a ray of sunshine through the storm clouds, a patriotic photo shoot in the livingroom....sporting duds they'd have worn to a parade...
Thursday, surviving a week without our day nurse, staying in while the waves roll, a visit from our hospice nurse, grandbaby girl is a bit more secretional but we chalk it up to teething.   In for the day, preparing to pick up Grampa at the airport on Friday and deciding babies and Babymomma can come for the ride.  Somehow, we were completely unaware of the dark clouds forming quickly on the horizon, the full moon looming which would impact a tidal surge.

Bedtime Thursday night, grandbaby girl throws up shortly after going to bed......

Friday morning, completely socked in and the storm just hits us from all airport trip (thank goodness)....grandpa is stuck due to sandstorms.....fever just soars for grandbaby girl......all her medical personnel locally are on night nurse Thursday night, no day nurse, pediatrician away, back up pediatrician away, Hospice and VNA nurses both away!!!!!  Babymomma manages to get a hospice nurse to come out and the PACT team is called, by afternoon a Coast Guard Cutter is sent our way, and now Grammy is left with baby brother while the Babymomma gets to be strapped into an ambulance holding grandbaby girl for a ride to Boston.

A weekend spent at Children's, they came home Sunday night.  Baby brother survived the weekend with Grammy.....or is it Grammy survived? Grampa finally arrived home ....a surf advisory was in affect for the rest of the week, but we at least had some nursing coverage to help.....and above all, God who made heaven and earth and holds us close.


  1. Sorry about all that distress. Praying that the storm will subside and the sun will shine brightly real soon.

  2. Your post reminds me of the lines of song the kids sang in Ark-e-o-logy. "Sometimes He calms the storm, other times He calms His child." I looked up lyrics....don't think this is exactly the same song - if not, these lyrics are pretty close & I just tho't to share with you - as they seem so timely.

    All who sail the sea of faith
    Find out before too long
    How quickly blue skies can grow dark
    And gentle winds grow strong

    Suddenly fear is like white water
    Pounding on the soul
    Still we sail on knowing
    That our Lord is in control

    Sometimes He calms the storm
    With a whispered peace be still
    He can settle any sea
    But it doesn't mean He will

    Sometimes He holds us close
    And lets the wind and waves go wild
    Sometimes He calms the storm
    And other times He calms His child

    He has a reason for each trial
    That we pass through in life
    And though we're shaken
    We cannot be pulled apart from Christ

    No matter how the driving rain beats down
    On those who hold to faith
    A heart of trust will always
    Be a quiet peaceful place

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  3. you have such a way with words. So glad that God created you in His imagine or your last sentence would have not been stated to eloquently "(and above all, God who made heaven and earth and holds us close.)You are amazing, thats where you daughter gets it from. please give huggs to your precious grandbabies for me.

  4. Not so perfect actually and reminds me to be gratefull how healthy our four grandchildren are.....