Treading water - Aria MacDonald

Treading water

Sigh, it is nervous times in the MacDonald house right now.  Hamish and I feel things aren’t 100% with Aria and we are just waiting.  Or are we just being paraniod??? 

Aria is waking up early (5am) and coughing.  This Staph she had is sticky and can lurk around.  We know if it is still around, Aria will get sick and the line will go.  Which means an awful hospital admission for her and us.  But there is nothing we can do and there is nothing else wrong with her that we could pin it too.  So we just wait and see what happens, living with what feels like a big cloud over our heads.  Back ground stress I think they call it.

I watched THIS on TV on Monday.  BIG mistake.  For some reason I had forgotten or repressed the idea that people do die from line infections.  Argh!  Makes me realise how precious and uncertain Aria’s life is!  Both of us have moments were the reality of what we are living with hits us and it is hard to deal with.  But we try hard to remember it is our pain and Aria’s pain will be over should the very worst happen. 

Sorry getting a bit serious today!

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9 Responses to “Treading water”

  1. Deborah says:

    O no! Praying that this cough goes away and that the nasty staph will be defeated. May God comfort your hearts and give you peace in Him.

    Love you heaps
    Debs

  2. jen says:

    praying for Aria I hope its nothing
    also praying for you and Hamish
    Kea Kaha, Kea toa, Be brave, Be strong
    lots of love and blessings
    Jen

  3. Heather says:

    Lots of Love to you guys.
    I think of you and Aria often

  4. Samantha Sutherland says:

    Hon, You definately need to watch something lighter. This sort of stuff is just adding to your stress unnecessarily! There are times, even now, when i have to turn off things like that or in fact anything regarding illness in children or child abuse, it really makes me feel aweful for days. Keep your head in a good place – you need to do all you can to cope.

    Praying that Aria’s line is safe and she avoids hospital for the rest of the year at least. Always thinking of you – hope we can catch up next week xxx

  5. Steph says:

    Thinking of you all at this time of uncertainty. It reminds me of a verse from scripture, ‘Do not worry about tomorrow as today as enough worries of its own……..’etc. You get what I mean! :)
    Love Steph xx

  6. susan says:

    i just watched the video and it is scary stuff. just listening to “Shout to the Lord”. .
    “..You’re my tower of refuge and strength…nothing compares to the promise I have in you.”
    God is in control. We are praying for you all.

  7. Dawn says:

    It’s been a few days since this post, and haven’t heard a hospital update, so i’m hoping it’s all ok thinking of you all as usual, all our love

  8. Nola says:

    remember that ‘trusting is resting in God’s love kowing that He holds the future”. it is pretty scary, but God is still bigger and will remain so!!

    Praying for the working out of this current sitation.

    Love Nola

  9. Ali/nerdygirl says:

    Hey babe thinking of you xoxoxo

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