Thursday, October 9, 2008

Back in the Hospital

Hello everyone. Shawndra is back in the hospital with bowel complications. We arrived via the ER Tuesday morning. Initial tests indicate partial bowel obstruction. It's been three days now with very little output. I won't go into details, but attempts at flushing things through are not working. Just a few minutes ago an NG Tube was placed in her stomach. Okay, enough about that.

Ella came to visit Mommy at the hospital tonight. Her little laugh always brightens up a room (and we needed it). She danced for us and sang a song. She handled Shawndra's situation pretty well. She's spending the night with Grandma and Papa tonight so I can stay with Shawndra.

I'll leave with a few photos of the Worlds of Fun trip Ella and I took last weekend with my good high school buddy, Jason, and his 4 1/2 year old daughter, Jillian.
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21 comments:

Paulette said...

Shawdra,
I am so sorry you are in the hospital. I am uplifting you in many prayers. Please know your prayer warriors are with you.
The pictures are awesome!Ella looks so grown up!
May the Lord heal Shawndra.
Thanks for letting us know Doug

Anonymous said...

wish i could come sing a song and dance for you too. good thing the little one is there to cover that off. praying for ya, sister.

stassen

Anonymous said...

Shawndra & Doug,
You are in our prayers...God is holding you very near...I am humbled to feel I know the two of you...your blog is so uplifting to me and to countless others...We hope you will be home soon and back to enjoying your sweet Ella....~Blessings~

Don MacLeod said...

Hey Shawndra

I found walking the hospital hall to be more comforting then staying in the room. Engage the staff and your fellow patients with a smile.

Save the bed for naps and sleeping. Sit up, stand up and keep moving as best you can. Flowing blood and worked muscles helps the healing and will get you home sooner.

Hold Fast

Don MacLeod

Andrea said...

Missing you and hoping you will be home soon! Get all that gunk out so we can get to the wedding!! Love you and get well soon!

Robyn said...

Saying a prayer for you and your family. Keep your spirits high. May God heal you, you are so brave!

Anonymous said...

We are praying for you. Bowel obstructions are awful, I know from my three I have had. We are all thinking of you and hope you feel better really soon!

The McRaes

Anonymous said...

Many thoughts and prayers are heading your way. Hang in there :)

The Palmer Family

Lisa said...

Oh no...the dreaded NG TUBE! I do hope the obstruction gets resolved and things get moving soon! You are in my thoughts and prayers! Such cute pics!!

Michelle said...

Shawndra,

I was so sorry to read this today...you are in my thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery. Stay strong, and know that you are in the prayers of so many.

Cute pics, too!

Michelle

Anonymous said...

Shawndra-

Sorry to hear that you are in the hospital. Hope you feeling better soon! Please know we are here for you and your family! Our thoughts and prayers are with you always! Keep Believing!!!

Cute pictures of Miss Little Ella!

The Mudge Family

Anonymous said...

Shawndra is in my prayers...as you and Ella are Doug...
your pictures are so nice...thx for sharing!
Sue
Suew1234@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Shawndra is in my prayers...as you and Ella are Doug...
your pictures are so nice...thx for sharing!
Sue
Suew1234@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I PRAY THAT SHAWDRA WILL COMPLETELY RECOVER FROM THIS BUMP IN YOUR ROAD....LEAN ON THE GOOD LORD AND HE WILL SEE U ALL THRU THIS ONE TOO....KEEP THE FAITH...WITH CHRISTIAN FRIENDSHIP, YOUR ANGEL OF PRAYER IN KC, MO...JEN MILLER :) PS LOVE THE PICS DOUG

Anonymous said...

Shawndra,

So sorry to hear that you are in the hospital! You are in my prayers and thoughts daily and I will be checking the blog for updates. Glad you got to visit with your sweet Ella - I'm sure that must have lifted your spirits!

Jennifer Teegarden MD

Team Piggott said...

Oh Shawndra. I'm sorry to hear you're in the hospital. I see that you went in Tuesday morning. I was just leaving the hospital Tuesday morning after having fetal surgery on Monday. I am praying so hard that things make a turn around for you and you are back at home and running around with Ms. Ella in no time. Please know we are here for you if you need anything...all of you.

Always in my prayers.
Roseanda, Antwan & Micah
RHolliday@sbcglobal.net

Anonymous said...

Oh Shawdra, I'm so sorry you're in the hospital. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Thanks for the update, Doug!
Shelley

kelley said...

Those photos are like looking at a little Beauchamp girl! I am sure she is just as much fun as you as you two were. I can't tell you what fun I had all those years. I hope your hospital stay is short and your current issues are quickly resolved. As always, if there is anything we can do to help, we are more than happy to.

Astraea said...

We're praying for you, Shawndra.

Vickie Kruse said...

Dear Shawndra, I have just started following your story. I am a warrior on Stephanie Vest's site & 1 of your warriors requested prayers for you this week. I went to your site & couldn't stop reading.
You have been in my thoughts & prayers daily now & I woke @ 5 am so I could have time this morning to let you know I am thinking of you & praying for you!
You are so strong & have gone thru so much to let this bump in the road get you down. Keep the faith, feel the love & keep on keepin on! God bless you & your beautiful family!
" A New Warrior in Jefferson City , " Vickie Kruse

nancygrayce said...

Praying.