Monday, October 18, 2010

Anna seen at Children's Hospital

I went back and forth about blogging about this. I feel like my blogs haven't been exactly "up beat" lately, however I made a commitment to be honest about motherhood so here I go. 
Anna was diagnosed with Gastroesophageal Reflux at Children's Hospital ER this weekend. It is so significant that she is now considered "Failure to Thrive" and her white blood count is elevated. This explains so much because Anna has been such a fussy baby since she was born. She would spit up buckets and didn't like to eat a lot. I express my concern to her doctor but was blow off several times. Her percentile went from 66% to under 20% in just 3 months and she only gained 1 pound over a 3 month period. This was absolute torture to hear this and I couldn't help but think it was my fault for some reason.
Anna is now on different formula and medication and she is doing SO much better. I am so thankful. This morning though, switching her formula did a number on her little stomach. I finally got her calmed down and was about to "throw a pity party" for myself. Instead of crying, I ran and grabbed my bible and turned off the TV. 

I started to read the chapter we read at church yesterday and I came to...

 "Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all we ask or think, according to the power that works within us." Ephesians 3:20

Hope this verse encourages everyone out there as it did me!


  1. Hooray for the Living Word! I'm so glad you posted about will encourage others for sure. Love you. We are still praying for Annabelle every day (Elleanor always reminds us to! It's super sweet.)

  2. Jess, wow you're an amazing momma and I'm so glad to hear Annabelle's doing better. You have really encouraged me with the verse you posted, you have no idea! Thankyou for sharing! -Alanda

  3. Jess thanks for sharing. I love you and your honesty. You encourage me everytime we talk..