The Romance of Snow - Aria MacDonald

The Romance of Snow

Snow is very romantic, at least for this kiwi girl from balmy Auckland.   I sit and watch it whirling and swirling around in the air and wonder if it is actually falling or not.  I have a perfect seat on the window sill, I can feel the cold pane of glass on my arm.

This would all be very grand of course, like a Christmas card.  Except of course that there is no roaring fire in a hospital room.

Aria continues to dump out of her stoma.  The window for blaming the wrong feed is closing.  That, together with a temperature overnight of 38.8 means she is back.  She is also getting bad headaches in the back of her neck.  They come on suddenly and she cries and says ‘really sore’ and then they go again.  I feel really sad for her 🙁

I had been so excited for the next snow fall.  It came last night as we were bundling Aria up to take her in at around 3am.  The worst timing.  It was windy and snowing, took my breath away!  Thankfully they made it in ok.  Asher woke up this morning super excited to see it. Snow! Snow!

Scope this afternoon at 2.30.  Dumping and fever go with rejection so the biopsy will test for that.  Hopefully it is still the wrong feed but that doesn’t explain the headaches.  Apparently there are lots of kids in with tummy viruses.  It is that time of year!  Stink

18 Responses to “The Romance of Snow”

  1. stephanie says:

    Yikes. Poor girl! Praying Isaiah 26:3 and Isaiah 12:2 – for His perfect peace – and that you find an answer soon.

  2. jen says:

    prayers are being sent your way

    stay warm

  3. Rebecca Breen says:

    Awwwwww – poor little lady. 🙁

  4. Hannah says:

    And the roller coaster rides continues. Thoughts and prayers from a friend in kiwiland xx

  5. Lisa says:

    Best wishes for it being the wrong feed still. Thinking of you

  6. Samantha Sutherland says:

    Oh crap! Thinking of you and hoping for something minor rather than rejection. Lovely to hear about the magical snow – it entrances me too!

  7. Cousins Kathleen and Anita says:

    Yes, snow is beautiful to look at! What a blessing to have a car and the hospital not too far away. Keep looking to Jesus. The bumps in the road are bearable when you keep your eyes on Him aren’t they. Here fireworks are going off to celebrate that December has arrived. What a long way Aria has come since last December. Praise God!

  8. iliganoa says:

    Dear Anita, dont feel so bad, forgive whoever gave you the wrong order, God is so good, He alone will complete His miracle. Weve come this far and just so happy with the great outcomes. We trust our Papa and our Lord Jesus, He is making us all gratefully thankful this christmas time. Hang in there bro and sis, Aria and Asher. Papa is soooooooooo faithful indeed, amen!!!!!!! Thanks Papa for our miracle lady Aria and your touch of healing like the falling of the snow on that window pane, and we praise you Papa amen. Thank you Papa, we love you Papa thank you so much for miracle Aria. Great is your faithfullness, halleluia amen.

  9. Coralie says:

    I have faith, things have had a way of working out so far. The wrong feed certainly sounds like the catalyst. Aria is such a strong little girl and after watching the video it is hard to believe she won’t conquer this obstacle.

  10. Rod & Margaret says:

    Praying for you all.

  11. Jan says:

    hi my heart and prayers go out to you I am walking this with you love to you all. big hug for aria.

  12. Samantha says:

    Sorry to hear that Aria is back in hospital but very happy to hear that the scope was clear – that’s wonderful news 🙂 Trusting that Aria will soon be back to normal and that you can, once again, return home and enjoy the beautiful, mystical, magical snow 🙂 Bless Asher’s little heart for loving the snow 🙂 You’re all in our thoughts and prayers xxx

  13. ann says:

    Hopeing and praying its not rejection and just a tummy bug or the wrong food sending you all good thoughts.

  14. Eileen says:

    Please let it be the feed or a normal little kid virus. Hugs.

  15. joyce says:

    Keeping Aria and family in prayers that answers will come quickly and bring good news. God still hears our prayers.May today be a better day for Aria.

  16. Tiffany Keller says:

    Poor Aria! I wish I could help make everything better for her, & for all of you! Praying the biopsy will show that it is NOT rejection! Praying God will give you peace during all of this! God Bless!

  17. Viv says:

    Oh, that’s not good news. Praying it’s only a virus.

  18. Linda Crosbie says:

    Oh no poor Aria. We got your lovely Christmas card at work and people were talking about Aria and all of you saying how nice it was to see the kids dancing to Eagle Rock and also the news item on your local TV. You really do suffer the ups and downs. Prayers and much love coming your way.XXXX

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