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ugh, no news! {update #2}

January 29th | david



we drove to children’s hospital LA today

but they had scheduled david for a regular CT instead of a sedated CT.


3 hours in LA traffic and no answers.  big bummer.

did i call his doctor and give an earful?  um, yes.

i honestly don’t mind the time–i would drive anywhere, pay anything, and wait for hours

if it would help the situation.  it’s the lack of information and answers that’s wearing on me.

so we are scheduled to go in monday morning

they will admit him if he is still congested (he has a cold)

run a sedated CT and schedule surgery.

on a happier note,

i had the most delicious chocolate croissant and coffee this morning,

i found a cute dress at target yesterday

we had a blast playing at disneyland (gotta do something to fill the time!)

and david has been in pretty good spirits.

thank you again and again for your sweet comments, encouragement and prayers.

we are so grateful.  hugs, hugs!

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  1. Michele says:

    Lisa I am so sorry that they are prolonging this for the both of you. It must be so frustrating. Hoping that you can all relax this weekend and that all goes well on Monday.

  2. Susan says:

    One day at a time. Tomorrow will be a better day. Keeping you in my prayers. Whenever I am having one of those days I just keep the mantra…Tomorrow will be a better day. it is amazing because when I wake up I usually find myself saying…what a difference a day makes. Hope all goes well on Monday. Have a great weekend

  3. Tina says:

    Hi Lisa – so sorry that that happened to you guys! Gorgeous pics !! Wishing David and all of you the very best for Monday. Thinking of you across the miles – Tina xx

  4. Oh that first photo makes my heart go all mushy!

  5. Heather says:

    Thinking of your sweet little David, and your whole family! Big hugs!!

  6. Michelle says:

    Hi Lisa,
    From one mom twith a kid with special needs to another…it’s okay to be frustrated and even yes angry. It’s hard to have to keep preparing yourself for the “what ifs”. You are not alone :) You and David are in our thoughts and prayers. Big hugs – you are doing a great job holding it together.

  7. kerry says:

    Keep on keepin’ on Lisa. I love the way that you are trying to make sure that the kids have fun and stay active while you are waiting through these tough times. Continued positive thoughts and prayers…

  8. Joanie says:

    Wow, three hours in LA traffic??? Someone needs to pay! Just kidding, but I am sorry for the frustrations and delays. I hope resolution and GOOD news comes swiftly. Sending you and your family love.

  9. mandy snow says:

    I so know the no answer thing and it makes me cry every time…its frustrating to say the least…my son has something that so far I have found no-one in the world has…I need to talk to someone with his same condition, but so far zip!…so yes, my dh and I are experts at not knowing…sounds like you will get some answers, even though you have to wait a bit longer…its silly I know, but what helps us is….it always could be much worse than what it is…
    take care…xxx

  10. Jenifer T. says:

    So sorry things have been like that for you! Hope you are able to relax together as a family this weekend and have things get done next week. You are keeping a great attitude!

  11. Destiny D says:

    Praying, praying… Destiny

  12. laurie eller says:

    you are so inspring. always have the ‘glass half full’ attitude. :) so encouraging to others (like me). hope little david feels really great soon! :) sending prayers your way. – laurie

  13. Rhea says:

    Thanks for the update, but not for teasing me about Target. You have to call it something else. Just kidding!!!! Praying for David!!!!!!!

  14. Brianna says:

    Oh Lisa we’re praying for you guys!!! Miss you all!

  15. dawn says:

    okay, that stinks. It’s good to find those things to be thankful for in the midst. I will pray that you will have eyes to see God at work in your lives each day of this journey.

  16. Brooke says:

    Hello Lisa…I’ve been reading your blog for awhile now and so I feel like I know you guys. Just wanted you to know that I am praying for you guys and little David. Even though I don’t personally know you I feel anxious about David getting the scan and you guys being past this. I have three kids and so I know that feeling you of wondering/watiing/worrying. I’m sure everything is alright and this will all be over with soon. I am praying for you guys. And yes, you’ve got to call Target something else. :) I live in Spain…no Target!

  17. Southern Gal says:

    Praying answers will be provided soon!

  18. linda says:

    Lisa, you have such a gift for making the best out of a difficult situation…What a blessing that is for your precious sons, Matty and David! May God continue to be with and encourage you and your family throughout this time of waiting and wondering…

  19. paige says:

    oh goodness… sound like such an amazing mama. i know that was tough having your baby go through the ct–ugh is right!
    praying all is better soon.
    & the dress…do tell!

  20. Jessie says:

    Bummer! Hope you all have a restful weekend, they get you all in Monday and figure out what is going on!

  21. Geneviève says:

    My thoughts are with you and your beautiful family!!! David is such a warrior, he’s going to get through this with flying colors.

  22. Kenna says:

    Praying you receive the answers you need soon. It is so hard to watch our kids suffer. Hopefully Monday will bring all the answers and help you need.

  23. Julie says:


    I am mostly a lurker, but I just wanted you to know your little David has touched my heart. I am praying for you as you wait and wait. It’s so hard to see our kids sick.

    I hope they find out what’s going on and you are able to make him feel better soon.

    In Christ,

  24. vicki says:

    I know from personal experience that the wait is the most painful part…it seems like all the strength in the world can’t help the stress and anxiety of waiting for results. Hang in there Lisa…the coming week will bring some answers. xo

  25. Trina Walker says:

    definitely relax during the interim- what else can you do. Hope Monday is information- filled!!

  26. having no answers is the worst! i find myself in a continual struggle for desperately wanting answers and trying (not very successfully) to be okay without getting many. i know answers are just around the corner for you guys, but i’m sure the waiting is very difficult!

  27. chenoa says:

    i guess we can only feel a litle of your heartache through this post…& i hope you can feel a little of our prayers
    so many lovely wishes & hopes for brighter days xo

  28. Christi says:

    aw honey i am so sorry that happened to ya’ll. I will continue to pray for you guys and will claim healing over David.

  29. Hoping some answers come your way very soon!! I hate waiting for things with my kids. It seems to take twice as long… Hang in there.

  30. Karen says:

    Lisa, I know this must be really frustrating for you and your family. Praying for you.

  31. tchrtiff says:

    Lisa, just found your blog via Home Sanctuary. I can so relate to your frustration with the medical process; It’s so draining. Praying that you get information and answers soon.

  32. Grenda says:

    I know you are not in LA for fun but it was a treat to run into you at Disneyland. Hope I didn’t freak you out when I recognized you. We’re thinking good thoughts for David!

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