Saturday, April 24, 2010


Looking at cars, counting them, calling out colors, guessing where they were going...
Cuddling with Mama

Tea party. The "diaper hand" is to cover the IV used to give her meds.

Playing doctor really helped her feel less afraid

Being comforted by Dada

Life has been busy busy busy for us in the islands. With my husband and I having opposite schedules and two kids and only 24 hours in the day, time has been zipping by at astronomical speeds. Right before Easter my little Rosebud got a "tummy flu" that turned out to be salmonella poisoning in her bloodstream, and we were forced to stop dead in our tracks and reevaluate life. It's amazing what focus one can gain under situations such as these. After four days in the hospital we got our little girl back, the twinkle in her eye reappearing for the first time in weeks. She's doing great now! For those of you who knew, thank you all for your prayers--they said it would be 7-10 days in the hospital, and possibly three weeks, so four was a miracle! For those of you who didn't know, sorry, I was so overwhelmed that I didn't call anyone.
Here are some endearing photos of our stay. We thank God for the wonderful doctors and nurses who helped us to keep up the upbeat, positive atmosphere, and who were very compassionate and honest with our 2 year old. It was also amazing to have my parents here to help with our 1 year old and to come and encourage our little Rosebud in the hospital.


sherry said...

I'm so glad to hear that Cadi is all better! What a scary time. i was definitely rooting for her (and you) from California. Love you!

Kevin and Keri Sheckler said...

Jessica! So glad to hear that all is good.
I've missed reading your updates.

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Colleen said...

Cute picture and your kid. She is beautiful.

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