Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The Hardest Post

These are difficult words to write. I have to step away for a while. My darling daughter Jennifer is expecting her first baby in July, but has been diagnosed with Preeclampsia. She was rushed into the hospital this afternoon for admittance. Unfortunately the only real treatment is delivery. She is 21 weeks along. Her OB/GYN is going to try and control her blood pressure to gain more time for the baby and she is receiving magnesium sulfate to protect her. She will be in the hospital until delivery and I will be with her and her husband. I will try to add updates as I have time, but please add her, Roby and us to your prayer lists. She wants this baby so much and I want them both safe. Thank you.

51 comments:

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Of course you have to be with your daughter. Oh, dear Debbie, my prayers are with you and your family. Here's hoping everything will work out well.

ajunkqueen said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you, and your family. Medical care is much advanced now I feel confident it willl have a great out come.
Renee

Junk Palace said...

Your family is on my prayer list. I'm sure your grandbaby will have a perfect arrival.
Lillie

linda marcov said...

You know we are right there with you, there is nothing more heartbreaking than having one of your children suffering... know that many many people have you and yours in their prayers... you are the most delightful person and I am sure having you beside her will mean the world to her.... take care of your sweet self, stay strong. Love Linda

sepiadreams said...

Bed Rest, Bed Rest. My prayers are with you and your family. I had this myself so I know how scary this can be. Love Tiina..

THE VERANDA said...

Debbie - Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Take care.... Maggie

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Deb: I will definately keep you all in my prayers. I had this too with my first son, it was scary and he was born two weeks early. He was fine, just didn't have any eye lashes. I'll pray for God's mercy and protection over your daugher and grand baby!! Please let me know if you need anything my friend, T

Scrappy Doo said...

Debbie
Our prayers are with you and your family.
Scrappy

Antiques and More Blog said...

Debbie, I will keep you and your family in my prayers and thoughts, and that God watch over the doctors taking care of your daughter and grand baby. If I can do anything for you, please don't hesitate to ask.

With much love,
Lisa

Unique Unique Design said...

Debbie, I saw this at about 1 A.M., but was unable to add a comment. But you all have been in my prayers since then and will continue to be. What hospital is Jennifer at? Is there anything I can do? May you and your family know God's peace during this difficult time.
L. marcie

Whispering Pine Cottage said...

Debbie, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Angie

David said...

So sorry to hear this, Deb. You can definitely count on my prayers.

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

Faith, hope and love. The greatest of these is love. Can you feel the love? I hope so. Prayers are being lifted. ~Mindy

Marie said...

My prayers are with you and your family.
Take Care, MArie

bella shabby said...

I wish I could be right there to lend you strength and support. My heart is right there with you , Debbie. In prayer I'll put Jennifer and your grandbaby in God's loving care. Sue

Cher said...

We're there with you in spirit, girl. Take care of all the kiddos and hurry back to blogland. We'll be checking in so keep us posted!

Blog friends are the bestest friends!

The Texas Woman

Shannon @ Silver Trappings said...

Debby, I'm so sorry. I will pray for the safety of both your daughter and her baby.

Shannon

Moonlight Hollow Musings said...

Debbie:

Take a deep breath and let's look at all the positive things. That helps. First of all, the doctors diagnosed the problem and have Jennifer where she needs to be...in bed, receiving medication and supervision by professionals. Second, you are lucky enough to be there with her! There is nothing like the loving care of Mom! Third, your blogging family is sending up prayers for the care and well-being of Jennifer, Roby, the baby, Cat Daddy and YOU!

I am praying not only for the health of mother and baby, but I am praying for God to give you strength! I know you are probably the glue that holds you all together...and glue needs to be strong under pressure! So I am praying for you to have strength, composure and faith. I pray that God gives you peace of mind and the calmness needed to reassure your lovely daughter.

Debbie, just remember that we are all Steel Magnolias!

Malisa

Cathy said...

Debbie,
My heart goes out to you and your family! I was so sorry to read about this today. I will be praying for you all and if you don't mind I will ask for prayer at my bible study as well.
God is good and he will give you the strength you need to make it through! Again, my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Cathy

The English Cottage Collection said...

Debbie~My prayers are with you and your family! God is good and he will watch over, protect and give your family strength when you are in need and ask him for his help. Take care ...
Debra

LaurieAnna's Vintage Home said...

Oh darlin, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God watch over you, bring peace to your heart, and give you strength as you go through this difficulty.

You will be missed my dear, please keep us posted as you can.

Big Texas hug coming to you!

LaurieAnna

Artsy Fartsy said...

You are in my thoughts and prayers. We are all saying little prayers for you and your family.
Many Many Blessings,
Janna

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage said...

Love, thoughts, and prayers to all of you!

Amy

Simplicity Cottage said...

Oh my goodness, Deb. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Please keep us posted.

XOXO
Donna

donna baker said...

Dear Deb, there is no greater pain than having a child who is hurting. I pray that you and your family will be comforted and given strength and I just know that Jennifer and her baby will be fine.

Linda said...

Praying!

Frippery said...

Oh Debbie I am praying that all will be well. Hugs and Love, Pam

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Sending prayers up for Jennifer & baby!

thedomesticfringe said...

Oh, I am so sorry. I will be praying for the baby, your daughter, and you...the rest of the fam too. Hang in there!

-FringeGirl

Peggy. said...

Your girl is in my prayers. Make sure you take care of yourself during this...they are going to need you even more when the baby gets here.
Peggy

patricia@ReFind Home&Garden said...

Oh Sweet Debbie, please know you and your sweet family are in my heart and prayers. Much Love and big hugs, Patricia

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Oh Debbie,
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you now. We're all here for YOU.
xo~Tracie

lulu Redstar & Lauri Evans said...

I will be thinking about you, and praying for the baby and your daughter. Love and hoping for all the best. Lauri@chippys

Maison Douce said...

Oh, Deb, I am keeping good thoughts for your daughter and her baby.... I truly hope for the best!!! Take care,
Isabel

The Feathered Nest said...

Dear sweet Debbie, Your daughter and grandbaby are in my thoughts and prayers ~ hugs to you, Dawn

cheryls fascinatingfinds said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you

Anita said...

When I delivered my first baby, all I wanted was my Momma. Not my husband, my Momma. I puked all over her during labor. She changed clothes. I swore at her. She smiled and reassured me. Your daughter is SOOO lucky to have her Momma there. One can handle almost anything with their Momma there. Your presence will mean so much. Our prayers will try to lift up up as best we can...becuase she sur eneeds her Momma to be so strong...MAKE US MOMMAS PROUD, girlfriend :)

Anita

sparkled*life said...

My heart just sunk as I read that....I will be praying for her for sure! Please do keep us posted I want to know how everyone is doing.

BlissfulDayDreams said...

Hugs and Prayers for Jennifer and your grandbaby to do well and be safe.
Hugs,
Melissa

delighted heart said...

Praying and believing that all is well in Jesus name.
Love and Hugs!
Patti

IRENE said...

Praying. All our lives are in God's hands and God rejoiced in His children.

misselaineous said...

good morning, sweet lady. tried to send you my prayers yesterday, but couldn't get it to post. new day, hope your daughter and baby are doing better...my prayers & thoughts are with you and your family. *elaine*

summersundays-jw said...

Looks like you have lots of prayers & good thoughts coming your way. Please know that mine are in that group. I know lots about seeing your daughter go through such scary times -- it breaks a mom's heart. But I now have a beautiful, healthy 7 yr old g'son. Keep the faith! Jan

lulu Redstar & Lauri Evans said...

Darling BFFL....big hug and love to your family and you. You know the doctors and nurses are taking such good care of them. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.
much love, lulu

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Praying for your daughter and the grandbaby...xo and hugs from here,

Lidy

time-worn interiors said...

Oh Debbie! I will keep you guys close to my heart and pray everything goes well! Hang in there girl!
Love Theresa

Bonnie said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Bonnie

Lisa B. said...

Hope things are going well for your daughter and baby. You've all been in my thoughts.

I tried to leave a message hear yesterday and kept getting aced out somehow.

Dixie said...

Debbie.. my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I know how hard it is to go through this with your daughter. My #2 daughter lost her first baby at about 18-weeks. It was a very difficult time for us all. I pray that your family does not have to go though that pain. take care. God Bless. Dixie

Moonlight Hollow Musings said...

Debbie: Glad you can feel the prayers! Its all we can do right now. You just keep those nursed on their toes and make sure they take the best care of mother and baby! Hope you are getting a little rest...I know you are not...and I wouldn't be either! However, I did find out that I was much better for Lurch during his surgery if I went to bed at night instead of setting up around the clock. You do what you need to do and we will keep praying for you! Let me know if there is ANYTHING I can do to help!

Malisa

frippery said...

Debbie, Just stopped by to say I miss you and hope things are going well. Still praying, Hugs to you and your family, Pam