This last week has been a very difficult one. Our daughter, Jessica suffers from migraines. For the past two years she has been dealing with them off and on. For the most part, they are manageable with medicine, but there have been several over the last two years that have been horrible to say the least. Last Wednesday, Jessica began having a migraine that has been the worst one she has had up to this point. The pain has been so intolerable that we have had her to the hospital twice within a matter of three days.
It is so incredibly difficult to see your child be in so much pain. Jessica is a very happy, busy, energetic girl. It's hard seeing her not being able to do anything. Not wanting to talk or laugh, and just not be Jessica. When she has these migraines, one of the things I miss the most is her smile. She has missed 6 days of school. We have felt so helpless through this. The only thing we've been able to do is help her to be as comfortable as possible, remind her that it is going to go away, and pray. Like crazy. The doctor has pretty much treated her the best he can, so at this point we are pursuing other routes.
Yesterday, Jessica began feeling better. Her smile had returned, and conversations were taking place again. Slowly, the migraine is going away.
Today was even a better day. We had an appointment with a doctor and will have a follow up appointment next week. Steve and I have been praying for wisdom, and discernment concerning her care and course of treatment at this point. The doctor we saw today is a believer and I truly felt the presence of God in this doctor's office. I needed that. Jessica needed that too.
We just came in from playing outside. All of us. Jessica started up a little bit of soccer with Sam.
This is the smile I'm talking about...
Jessica wanted an "action" shot...
Ben practiced his pitching with Steve because he has baseball try-outs this weekend...
We laughed and had fun. I stood back and just enjoyed my children. I'm thankful that they have a Dad that teaches, guides, and totally enjoys playing with his children. I am thankful that God is restoring Jessica's health. I am thankful for family and for those who have been praying us through this week. I am also thankful that we have a God that cares about our every need and that He answers when we call.
Have a very blessed weekend!!!