Saturday, April 5, 2008

Bounce

We were all including our pediatrician (who saw the twins 10 hours after landing) completely caught off guard with how quickly Diezel went down hill. When we first went to the doctor on Tues am they had improved so much. They were alert, eating and drinking(way more than my other kids do)They looked great. The doctor and I decided to touch base everyday, but we both felt considering how far they came and the fact we had spoken while I was in Ethiopia and how good they were doing that they would be better off at home away from the germs at the hospital. We agreed to take it day by day. On Wed we talked I told him Diezel's diarrhea had increased but he was still eating and drinking and playing. On Thurs am I took them back to the doctor Daizey was doing great and Diezel was still having Diarrhea as a precaution we decided to admit them at that time under mutual consent for aperiod of 23 hours. He still looked good. Within 1 hour of being admitted he did an forseeable nosedive. We almost lost him. It took us all by surprise but most of all the doctors. They had never seen anything like that. I was terrified. They were terrified. Just as quickly as he took a turn for the worse he bounced right back. I can not explain what happened. It is easy to get stuck in the if I just would have path, but there is no sense in it nor is there any peace there either. Looking back would I have had him admitted first thing tues am? Probably not. There was no reason at that time. They would have not given him any IV's then just like they are not giving Daizey any now. When I first sat down to write this post sitting in the hospital holding my babies after being awake for days, I wanted to share all the great milestones that happened today. Like the fact that Daizey walked today for the first time, that she finally bonded with her dad, and she ate in front of people. /i wanted to share that Diezel walked today and is doing great. I wanted to thank everyone for their support and prayers, I wanted to praise God. Instead I ended up having to defend myself and my doctors decisions to a person named anonomyous. A name i can't even spell. I know you left byour comment out of concern and not judgement. So with that I say thank you for caring and God Bless you.

PEACE.

23 comments:

Stepping Out of the Boat said...

You are so sweet!!! Praise Jesus for their improvement...and we'll just keep on praying!

Heather said...

I would have done the same thing! Praise God that Daizey walked today and for Diezels improvement! I will continue to pray for your family!

Jackie Sue said...

so glad and grateful to God that your babies are better. there will always be people who think they could have done it better...shake it off and walk in the truth that you are loved and your children are loved and the truth is that people can be so unkind...focus on your kiddos and rest in Your Father's love. hope things continue to improve.

crispy said...

Steffany, when I read that comment it made ME feel bad, and I could only imagine how it made YOU feel. (I am resisting defending you right now...)

On a positive note, we can see that God's timing is perfect. He knows what is best. He is guiding you and He is leading you to do what is the best thing to do for those children.

I am so glad to hear that they are doing better. Your family has been such a burden on my heart and I am glad to bring some praises to the Father.

Just look at how through all of this God is bringing people closer to Him. Isn't that the whole idea, to be more Christ-like.

-your sister in Christ,
Cris

Stepping Out of the Boat said...

All night I kept praising God for Daizey's strides in bonding! I am so happy that even though you guys are in a small hospital room, she is making such wonderful progress. And I can't believe how fast Diezel has bounced back...WOW! I was so scared when you called, I can't even imagine how hard it must have been on you.

You two are AMAZING parents and I praise God you are in my life!

stephanie said...

the fact of the matter is this would have happened to Diezel whether in the hospital immediatley or not, because it was all part of the Lord's plan, helping us see how He is faithful and our ultimate Protector.
I am so blessed to have witnessed so many firsts today! Thank you for letting me be a part of it. It's amazing how much you fall in love with these babies in just a matter of hours... CALL ME for anything

Ginny said...

Steffany, we are so thrilled that the babies are doing better! I never questioned your judgement for a second and I cannot believe that anyone would. You set a beautiful example by not getting angry!

Tara said...

YAY God! I know how exciting those milestones (developmental and bonding) can be. They must be extra sweet considering what you have been through in the last week.
Prayers and Praise
Tara

sara said...

Steffany,
Lifting you up in prayer! Not just for the babies, but for your other kiddos and especially YOU! I am praying for your strength & patience, as well as continued health improvement for the twins...praying......

emily said...

Praise the Lord for his improvement. You are such a good mama and have such a tender heart for Jesus. I'm sorry you had to address the comment from anonymous for one second. Take care of you, your babies, your man and other kids.

You have a large community committed to praying for you:)

Tengesdal 4 said...

Steff- PRAISE GOD for little feet taking such big steps!!! I am praising Him for little smiles, little steps, and God's timing and blessings. Enjoy your day- know that there are so many of us cheering you on in this jouney!

Anonymous said...

God IS SOOOOOO good! Blessing to your family in this transition time.

Fantastic Four said...

Praying and Praising! He is so good!

You don't have to defend yourself. I think its easy to WANT to point a finger. I started asking some of the same questions. I hated that they were in the hospital, I was upset that you have been put through so much, and I wanted to say that it was someone's fault for some reason. I asked why the doctors didn't do more at first...but everything worked out and I would have probably done the same thing-get those babies home! The kids are going to thrive in their new environment with you, Adam, and the kids at home. Praise Jesus, and Praise YOU! Thanks for the update and the pictures!

I can't wait to see you all next week!

Anonymous said...

Steffany and Adam,
Praise God that Diezel is doing better. We were so very worried about him! AHHHHHH !!!! I am so thrilled to hear of their improvments. Jalene still won't stand. call me after you get sleep and lets talk to see if I can do anything for friend & husband. Lots of loves and prayers, Jenny. PS. My head itches ?????

Wife to the Rockstar said...

You are so wonderful... I would have done the same thing. Who would want to put their babies that you JUST got in a hospital? I know I wouldn't. It seemed like they were doing so well too!

We are praying for you and those sweet babies here!

Karin said...

Brandis blog pointed me here a few weeks back and I've been following the goings on ever since.
I agree with Jackie Sue! No matter what you do, someone believes they can handle it better. Your strength and dependance on God is evident and beautiful. I thank God that thru the hard times, He gives hope as well (with the progress the kids are making). Praying for strength, rest, peace, and continued healing for the whole fam.

Karin

Lyndsay said...

Love you. So glad you're home and that those beautiful babies are doing better. Still praying for all of you! XXOO

Michael and Michelle said...

I am so happy to hear that the twins are doing better!
Praise GOD!!!
As for as responding to anonymous.....don't feel like you have to. The rest of us following your journey, through this blog, can see clearly that you have always had the best interest of your babies in mind! Flying out of the country, BY YOURSELF, to take care of them alone, WOW!!! You truly are an amazing mother!!! I guess you haven't ever been "alone" our God is so awesome/He has been with you through it all!
Blessings,
Michelle

Amy said...

You should never feel the need to defend yourself. You're doing a great job in terribly difficult circumstances. So glad to hear things are going better. I'm so glad God provided for you, sending you to the hospital just in time for Diezel's nosedive.
You're doing terrific (I'm NOT just saying that! You're amazing) and just know it will soon get SO much better!

Holy Chaos said...

Blessings to you and your family!

you wear Jesus's coat well.
(this is from The Beloved Disciple Bible study-talking about showing Jesus to the world by wearing his coat well. Have you done that study?)

Tabitha said...

Once again I feel so blessed to be able to peek into your amazing story. May God continue to bless you and your beautiful family!

Julie Larson said...

Your strength is in obeying what God asks you to do at each moment in life. You are an example to the rest of us on how to do this well. Satan wishes to throw you off your course and doubt what God asks of you. But know that even when hurtful words are spoken from man's mouth, it is not in man's opinion for which you live. You will not succumb to these trials but continue to rely on God's strength in your heart and in the hearts of all these brothers and sisters in Christ you pray for you. God bless your obedience and faith in Christ.

Donna Barber said...

Babies are the most resilient people I know. Thank- goodness they and you are doing and feeling better.