Sunday, January 15, 2017

My Heart Is Breaking


I've been sitting in a chair now for forty-three hours, not counting the 5 hours that I drove forty-five minutes home to take a shower, a nap, and then drive back. I also didn't count the hours that I've spent pacing the hospital floors.

Just the chair time; forty-three hours (probably more by the time you read this).

It could be worse. The Girl Child has been in the hospital for much longer than the three days that we are currently at now, but honestly, this time is breaking my heart.

I hope this surgery was the right thing to do.


I've never seen her in so much pain, in my entire life.

So much pain that she is being nourished and hydrated almost entirely by IV. So much pain that when she sleeps, she holds her breath, her oxygen drops, her heart begins to race, and she wakes up in a panic.

She isn't sleeping much, so neither am I.


I'm really tired; physically and emotionally, but she is my first concern.

Please pray for her.


44 comments:

  1. Sending hugs, prayers, and strength to you and your beautiful girl ❤❤❤

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  2. Hang in there, Eden. There's nothing harder than watching your child struggle and be in pain, and not being able to do anything about it. *hugs*

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  3. My thoughts are with you and your daughter!
    Deena in LA

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  4. praying for you both... 2 kings 20:5 .. The Lord says: I have heard your prayers and seen your tears . I will heal you.

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  5. Praying for you both. Hugs to you and that sweet girl. Her body is healing and hopefully you'll look back and see was was worth it.

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  6. there is nothing harder than being a parent to a sick child. the feeling of helplessness and did i do the right thing. being alienated from your family may be a good thing and here's why. my wifes family tried to blame my daughters illness on me, like i was smarter than the 13 doctors she had. instead of supporting us, they used it as a cover to attempt to take custody! instead of supporting me they added to my stress. i will pray for you both. i'm sure you did the right thing.

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  7. Praying for you both from Michigan.

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  8. awwww *hugs* They aren't giving her pain meds?

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  9. My sympathies to all of you, Eden! Hospitals are never fun places to be, especially when you're worried about someone, and even more especially when that someone is your child. May the Lord comfort you and give you peace.

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  10. My thoughts and prayers for your entire family and especially The Girl Child. I'm so sorry that she's in pain. Hugs from TX.

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  11. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your daughter for peace and to be pain free and healthy. Hang in there, we're all with you!

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  12. Sending you my thought and hope that this is just part of a process to stop any pain. You might want to have a PO BOX and let people send her cards and stuff! 😍 i know i would!

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    1. I'm sure she would appreciate any love. Eden Strong, P.O. Box 121105, Chicago, IL 60612

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  13. Bless her ongoingly, and you, chosen family, and all her carers.

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  14. Praying for a speedy recovery for your daughter

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  15. Sending wishes for a speedy recovery your way!

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  16. Hugs to you and your beautiful girl.

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  17. sending lots of love your way for safe and speedy healing!!!

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  18. Sending positive thoughts and well wishes your way!

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  19. Hey beautiful girl - my puppy Rocky wishes you feel better soon!

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  20. Bless her very much!

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  21. Best wishes for a quick recovery.and maybe some ice cream.

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  22. love and quick healing vibes sent! ❤

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  23. Praying for a quick recovery!!

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  24. Prayers for your girl!

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  25. So sorry to hear, sending you both love

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