Thursday, November 20, 2008

Pictures of the Star that Began it All!

"Let Your work appear to Your servants,And Your glory to their children."
Psalm 90:16
Lydia with her "star"
(We're going to save it in our memory box!)

The star in a clearer picture.
That would hurt going down your throat!
Willingly Jesus',
Kimber

Pictures of Lydia during her "Choking Time"

Well, little Lydia is the happiest, bundle of joy today! We have our Lydia back! And there is no doubt that because of the many prayers offered up on behalf of our precious sister (and daughter) that Jesus had mercy on her and saved her life. Thank you all so much! We're acting like toddlers every time we see her smile and laugh! We haven't seen her smile for a week. By the way, yesterday was Lydia's 8-month birthday! The day her "star" was removed! Praise Jesus! When they (Hannah, Mommy and Lydia) got home last night and we had finished watching movies when we were younger, we talked for a little bit before bed. Mommy said that once the ENT put the scope up Lydia's nose and down into her throat he was looking around and all of a sudden said "oh, wow, OH, WOW, foreign object!!!" He goes "It looks like...like a star." Mommy was like, thank you somebody finally believed that something was wrong with my baby! (The star was balanced on her esophogus and something else, if I remember correctly - it could've tottered over to one side and fell into one of the "pipes" esophogus/wind pipe etc. and then they might've had to do emergency surgery) And mama almost cried; she was so relieved to know her mommy's heart was right and that Lydia was choking for a week! The surgery didn't take very long (I thought they were going to cut her open but they just somehow went into her throat and took pliers - or something like that - and pulled it out. They still used anesthesia.) and they let them out soon after!

"Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD,The fruit of the womb is a reward." Psalm 127:3

This is Lydia on Friday morning, I think.

I know this isn't Lydia but I took some pictures of God's creation the other day and I thought I'd share them now, to celebrate our great Savior!





Lydia when she got home last night (Wednesday)

Still a little sleepy

(some of these pictures are out of order - sorry!)
Eden and Josiah looking for Mommy, Hannah and Lydia to return.



Lydia and I (Kimber) some day when she was sick. She loved playing with my necklace and would chew on it constantly.



Same day, same baby, same problem
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Now those were pictures of when she was sick and this is a video I took this morning of Lydia playing on the floor! Enjoy!

video
Thank you all for your prayers!!!!! (On the next post I'll be putting a picture of the star she swallowed just for you to see)
May Jesus bless you all,
Kimber
P.S - We (Hannah and I) just gave Lydia a bath (she wasn't too happy with that) while Mommy and my 5 younger siblings are off skating. She's asleep right now.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Update 26: Lydia's Home!!!!!!! (well, Hannah and Mommy too!)

They're home! Lydia's smiling and everything! I would post some pictures of her when she arrived but it's not working. We're watching videos of when we were younger, while mommy nurses Lydia.

Thank you all so much for your prayers!
Kimber for the rest

Update 25: Lydia

Mommy, Hannah and Lydia are on their way home from the hospital right now. Lydia is finally sleeping peacefully!

Thank you all for the prayers!
God bless you all,
Kimber

Update 24: Lydia

Lydia's out of surgery and they're about to wake her up and see if she wants to nurse, since she hasn't nursed since 12:00.

For the rest of the family,
Kimber

Update 23: Lydia

Lydia just went into the "surgery room" a few minutes ago (it is almost 4:30 now) and Paw-paw is coming over to stay with us until they come home from the hospital.

Jesus' daughter,
Kimber

Update 22: Lydia

Hannah, Mommy and Lydia are going to Henrico Doctor's Hospital as soon as they can leave the ENT's office.

Lydia's going to be put to sleep and everything. The surgery doesn't take very long which is great! I just can't see Lydia being cut open...maybe I shouldn't think about it.

At least we know what it is that's causing this mucus-stuff. The word "surgery" (even if it means relieving her of pain) still doesn't sound very appealing to me...and I bet she will think the same too in a little while.

Please pray for the anesthesis (Spelling?) person to give her the right amount - no more or less than needed - and for the surgery to be REALLY quick and Lydia's recovery speedy (especially since Thanksgiving is next week and we'll be around family constantly plus we're going to a resort Monday thru Wednesday, the week of Thanksgiving) and that we'll have Mommy, Hannah and Lydia safe with us as soon as possible.

I'll try to get some pictures of her after the surgery, once they get home - poor baby.
Praying,
Kimber

Update 21: Lydia

Hannah called while I was giving Josiah and Eden a bath and said that they did the scope and that a plastic star (one of those shiny, thin ones you can buy at the craft stores) is over her windpipe so she has to have surgery done immediately to remove it. They're about to do the surgery now and then they'll just have to keep her there (at the doctor's office) to make sure she's okay after the surgery.

Please pray for her to heal quickly after the surgery and to get home tonight!

Thank you so much!

Willingly Jesus',
Kimber

Update 20: Lydia

Hannah just called and said that mommy and Lydia just went back to have the scope done and to see the doctor.

Kimber

Update 19: Lydia

I just called Hannah at 12:20 and they still weren't "back" (being seen by the doctor). Their appointment was supposed to be at 11:30 and there were 3 other people who had an appointment at 11:15 (before them) and those people are still waiting to be called back.

School's been going great here and we just finished up lunch. Eden and Josiah are out on the trampoline and Caleb, Seth and Alexis will soon join then, and then I'll finish the rest of my Math!

Willingly Jesus',
Kimber for the rest of the Wass family

Update 18: Lydia

Hannah, Mommy and Lydia just left for the Eye, Nose, Mouth doctor and will be back around 3 pm. I'm (Kimber) at home with the rest of the family.

The appointment is at 11:30 for the scope; I'll let you know how it goes as soon as I can.

Resting in Jesus,
Kimber

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Update 17: Lydia

After the trip to the pediatricians this morning, they said that they don't know what the cause of the mucus build-up is. Lydia only had a few episodes of her "routine." Mommy thinks it is because the doctor gave her some saline, which is basically salt water. Tomorrow Lydia's going to the ENT doctor to have a scope put down to check for any abnormalities.



Willingly Jesus',

Kimber

Update 16?: Lydia

Lydia woke up this morning and looked a lot more perky but I was holding her after breakfast and she started the coughing-gagging routine again. I've held her for about 1 1/2 hours now and she's slobbered all over me! I didn't care though! Her "routine" isn't as violent but she still coughing up mucus-type stuff so mommy, daddy and Lydia are on their way to another doctors, right now.

Gotta' go get school done!

Willingly Jesus',
Kimber for the family

Monday, November 17, 2008

Update 15?: Lydia

"When Jesus heard that, He said, “This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified through it.”

John 11:4


Who knows this verse may come true....


On one of the comments someone asked if they ever diagnosed Lydia with anything. Well the answer to that is, not really. They know she swallowed something and she has to pass it but beyond that they don't know.


Lydia's current condition, isn't much better than it was on Friday, or Saturday. She's really clingy (wants to be held constantly - which works out great because we love to hold her!), and about every 20-30 minutes she starts gagging again. It's like all of a sudden she pulls her legs up to her chest, bends over, and starts gagging and most of the time this stringy, long, clear thing of mucus comes out of her mouth. Just at the dinner table tonight, as mommy held her, she coughed up some dried blood and stringy mucus. The dinner table wasn't exactly the best place to see that happen but when is it ever? :)


We're trying to be the same light-hearted family we are most of the time but every time she starts that "routine" again, it is hard to smile or laugh. We try to smile and continue the conversation, but it is difficult. We all just kind of sit there and stare at her. It's really sad. I bet she would appreciate being normal also. Mommy says she's still in pain every now and then. Poor baby.


We wish we knew she had something - instead of this continual "I don't know what's wrong." If she was older she could talk and tell us what hurts instead of just looking at us with drooping, puppy-dog eyes with tears trailing down her cheeks. :(


So, Lydia's condition: not gagging as bad, but definitely not right. Please keep praying for complete healing for her and that she won't catch any of our colds on top of what she's already going through.


Thank you so much!


Willingly Jesus',
Kimber


P.S - Josiah's birthday was November 6th. I never got a chance to make a post about him and won't probably get the chance now, with all Lydia's going through, but I didn't want to forget him. He's a special, little guy and we love him very much!