Struggling…. - Aria MacDonald


Not much change to report in Aria.  She is still hot and has spent most of the day lying down in bed.  Her colour is good though and she is talking and happy so that is a great sign.  But still it would be nice for that fever to break and soon.

We are all struggling a bit at the moment.  At about 1.30 I started to feel very ill so Hamish and I had to swap shifts.  I was hoping he might have another night at home to fully recover because he still isn’t 100%.  But I got a wicked headache and felt nauseous.  Thankfully Asher is a good boy and entertained himself while I lay on the couch.  Feeling a bit better now but looking forward to a good nights sleep.

This morning while Aria was watching her cartoons I got to go down to the family rooms and spend some time with Sam’s mum Shirley.  We talked and encouraged one another and spent some time praying for our kids and families.  Our admission seems easy and straightforward compared to Sam’s battle at the moment. 

I would doubt an hour would pass when I don’t think and pray for Sam.  We are currently on ward 24B which was the ward we spent the first 8 weeks of Aria’s life.  I just can’t help but be hopeful because we were told Aria would die and her condition was fatal but God rescued her and brought us hope.  Perhaps He might see fit to grant Sam that same hope and time with his earthly family.  But if Sam should be called home into the strong safe arms of Jesus we will still praise Him because that is a miracle too.

7 Responses to “Struggling….”

  1. Lori Hollingsworth says:

    Beautifully said!!!! We are praying for little Samuel all the way over here in Texas as well. Please tell his mom!

    Also praying for you all to feel better (and Aria’s fever to break) SOON!!!!

    Love you dear friend!

  2. Samantha Sutherland says:

    Thinking of you and your special girl. I’m glad you are able to be with Shirley too while you are up there. Funny to think how far you have come with Aria and all the little (and big) milestones along the way!

    Samuel has been on my mind too and I have been praying for him and his family. Hugs to you xxx

  3. Bill & Delwyn says:

    We join with you in praying Aria will get better soon and they will find out what is wrong and be able to treat it. Pray also you and Hamish and Asher all get better also.
    Love from Bill and Delwyn

  4. Ruth says:

    Praying for your family and for Sam’s family!
    Get well soon MacDonalds!!

  5. Tiffany says:

    Poor Aria! I hope her fever breaks soon too! At least she’s in good spirits. Sounds like you had a migraine headache Anita. I get those every so often, & they’re not fun! In one way or another God answers prayers, so hopefully there will be an answer for Samuel soon!

    Tiffany, from Michigan.

  6. Steph says:

    Thinking and praying for your all, as well as wee Sam. xx

  7. Al\ says:

    Love and hugs for your family.
    Thinking of you all.

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