My sweet friend Allison was just down the road and offered to come over and watch the kids so Clint could take me to the hospital. (thank you so much, Allison!!!!) Clint took off work early and came and got me. We sat in the ER waiting for 5 hours. (can you believe that?!) So many people were praying for us and I definitely felt the prayers. As I laid there on the little bench in the waiting room, my cramps slowly went away. And believe it or not, those five hours were a really special time for Clint and I. He was so sweet and comforting, sitting there holding my hands, rubbing my back, and praying over me. We really bonded. And I am so thankful for that gift.
We saw a lot of really sad and serious injuries/sicknesses yesterday in that ER. It put a lot of things in perspective for me. We really are so blessed and God has looked after our family and protected us all from so much. As Clint and I sat in my little hospital room waiting for the doctor to come and see me, we prayed for the people we saw who were so sick and near death. I am honored that God would listen to our prayers and hear our cries for mercy.
The doctor gave me an IV of lots of fluids, anti-nausea medication, and potassium. I was very dehydrated and that was the main reason for the cramping. They did some blood tests, a pregnancy test, etc... The baby is fine. And I am starting to feel a little better. I am still not able to keep anything down, but I am forcing myself to eat and drink so that I do not get dehydrated again.
I am praying for a full recovery by the end of the day. Please pray with me! (and pray that my kiddos do not get this as well...)
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