Saturday, June 7, 2008

happy anniversary

today is the anniversary of a loss in my life. not a very big one, but a significant one. exactly one year ago today, my i lost my appendix. it was a crazy and scary time, made more so by the fact that i was 6 and a 1/2 months pregnant at the time. the day before, i thought i just had the flu and even went to the hospital to get re-hydrated. but the next morning it became obvious that something far more serious than the flu was going on.

the whole day in the hospital i was well cared for by nurses while doctors went nuts trying to figure out what was wrong with me. preterm labor? nope. kidney infection? no. infection in the uterus? thankfully not. in the end, i had an MRI which found my appendix to be "suspicious". so they removed it. the surgeon was wonderful and a labor & delivery nurse stayed with me the whole time monitoring caleb.


the amazing thing was, though, that i never really worried about caleb. i just knew that he was going to be ok and that i would get to meet him and hold him. i was just really thankful that that didn't come until august!

2 comments:

travisandmarcy said...

Lauren -
That's amazing...I didn't know that! It's beautiful that you were just able to trust the Lord with Caleb's life. And wonderful that He took care of you before anything truly went wrong.
LOVE reading your blog!!

See you Tuesday!
-m

Amy said...

I happened to think about that the other day and remember how you had that appendix thing happen. Crazy.