"He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm,
and carry them close to his heart, and shall gently lead those that are with young." Isaiah 40:11

Monday, May 2, 2011

Another Spell

Rachel just had a spell.  We were in the middle of making plans for the day.  I was going to take the kids to a park and be back so Dave could go pick up a play structure we found on kijiji....and then suddenly everything was put on hold. The kids got thrown in front of the TV again while we took care of Rachel...oh what is our life?

ok...change of plans...picnic in the back yard.. Dave is going to watch Rachel inside. She's sleeping now. I can hear Ethan asking (in tears) why we can't go to the park.  Ethan has such a hard time already with any change in plans.  And Dave is telling him that we can't go to the park because Rachel is having a hard time..oh this is hard...please pray for our family, for our kids.  This is so hard for them to understand. 

to answer your question Amanda - the spells don't have anything to do with medication.  We give her fentanyl after her spell begins and she was having spells long before we gave her this drug.  We do believe that it is helping her - she visible relaxes not long after we give it to her.  (her body is still in distress but she doesn't seem conscious of it) And it works so much faster than the morphene did.  One doctor told us that she was quite certain that Rachel would not survive these spells either, if it were not for the fentanyl.  We think that the fentanyl even works to open up her arteries. I'm so sorry to hear about your Mom.  I have never heard of that happening before. 

7 comments:

Noella said...

Praying continually for you and your family.
Love and hugs

Hope's Blog said...

Praying for peace and understanding. It is so hard for any kid to understand a change of plans...no matter what the change is for. Praying for peace for you and David as you deal with the pain of watching Rachel and the pain of knowing how hard it is for Ethan and Abigail as well.

Sandi said...

Oh, Kendra, so sorry to hear about this. I can only imagine the daily challenges you face in caring for and loving all three of your children - each one unique, with such different needs right now. Prayers for strength and wisdom...

Lorissa said...

Kendra, I have no words, just tears. I'm praying for you, Dave, and family. Praying for rest and peace for tonight... and wisdom, strength, and courage for tomorrow. Love you.

Kathy and Carl said...

We are praying for you and our thoughts are always on your family. We will especially pray for this kids. We can't imagine how difficult it is for them. We love you a lot.

Meredith said...

Your family is in the hearts and on the minds of many in Edmonton. One breath at a time--that is all you can do. All of your children have the best parents possible! You and your family are an inspiration of strength and courage.

Kara said...

He is with you in this sorrow, this heartbreak. Hurting for you.