Saturday, June 04, 2011

Sierra update

Last night I received a phone call that Sierra was re-admitted in the hospital.

My heart just broke, I was in the middle of hosting a crop of hundreds of amazing women and there was nothing I could do about it. I went to the back...cried for a few minutes...found out the details...and went back out as I knew there was nothing I could do.
I want to start out by saying that I have an amazing husband. He has stayed so strong through this whole thing and has not left my Sierra's side. He's been extra cautious as he knows I am freaking out...double checking everything every time I get a break (I have called Dr's., bishops, specialists, etc). Paul keeps telling me everything is okay and says, "Don't worry, I got it". I don't know if he knows this but every time he says that...I feel really good and it reassures me that everything will be OK.
Sierra has pneumonia. It started out on one side of her lung...she caught another bug and now has it on both lungs. For children with Hereditary Spherocytosis...pnemonia is really bad. She's going to have surgery next month...It's supposed to help her a lot. She's been so bad I suggested we do the surgery now, but unfortunately...they say there is no way, she's too sick and not prepared.
So we are going to get her all better and prepare her for next month.
I didn't sleep last night, I kept texting with Paul to find out the details and for about an hour...I did nothing but cry thinking that about her and how much I miss her. I'm also sad for my son lone ranger...who gets forgotten...not on purpose...but it happens as we have been in and out of hospitals the last few weeks. Next week...I'm going to take him out and spend some quality time with him.
I called Paul this morning to find out more details. He said that the nurse said that we have one of the sweetest little girls. He asked why. Last night he laid down in the hospital bed with Sierra and this morning he finally fell a sleep. The nurse came in to check on her and Sierra had one request, "please don't wake up my daddy".
I am so blessed to have the sweetest little daughter, I love her so much.
Thank you to everyone for your continual prayers.
Sierra loves reading your posts so please leave some here and I'll be sure that she gets to see them. Thank you everyone!!
Suzy West


Lori Gentile said...

Suzy, I'm so sorry. I can only imagine how scared you must feel. She is strong and more so because she's surrounded by love. I'll be praying for her and your family.

Katrina said...

Oh Suzy, I know you have to be worried out of your mind. Sierra is an amazing little girl, I know that and I haven't even met her. She is so amazing because you, Paul and Jeremy have helped her be that way.

Ms. Sierra if you are reading this, know there are LOTS, and when I mean lots, it's A LOT....people out here that are thinking, praying and keeping you in our thoughts. And you have to get better soon, because you know you have to keep your Mom from buying out Target every time she goes shopping there!

Great big hugs and if you go here:

My dogs have a message for you!!!! hugs, Katrina

SueNJ said...

You have my prayers as well. I hope that she is home really soon!

Happy Scrappin'

Sue B

TanishaRenee said...

I really hope your sweetie gets better fast. You are all in my thoughts!! HUGS!!

Arlene said...

Sending prayers for Sierra and you guys!!!

Veronica said...

praying for sierra. bless her little heart. she's so sweet to think of paul.

Nelana said...

Suzy my friend I am so sorry to hear Sierra is in the hospital. She is strong just like her mama, she will get better. I will pray for her to recover quickly. If there is anything I can do for you please let me know.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhh suzy...I am so sorry to hear all will be in my prayers :) hugs :)

Jeannie from said...

I can't imagine. I just had to write a very difficult not to my son asking him if he knew how much we as parents love our children and how much it breaks our hearts when they are doing things(or sick like yours) that we can't as parents stop or change. You are so lucky to have your husband there lifting you and her up and supporting you both. Some wise woman once told me in times or crisis, that you can't forget the ones at home. Much like you said you will spend some quality time with the one at home. You are a good mamma and I do hope that your sweet angel gets better and back home with you soon.

Lyn said...

We will continue to pray for a speedy recovery for Sierra, and for you and your family. Sierra is a brave little sweetheart and I hope to see her at the next crop fully recovered. Hugs to you all, Lynne

Debby said...

sending prayers for Sierra all the way from Israel.
stay strong

Suzy West said...

Thank you so much everyone for your kind words!! I'm so happy to be heading home to see Sierra and the rest of the family!
Going to sleep all the way home so I can be ready for my little one!!! I can't wait!

Slammer said...

So enjoyed meeting you this weekend you are awesome and i am praying for your beautiful little girl. Thanks for sharing a little speckof your life with me! lisa fragassi

crystal said...

I hope your daughter is feeling better! I'll send more prayers your way! I took your class this weekend in arlington and it was amazing! thank you!

egjk said...

Our prayers are with you both!