My Week in a Word: Emotional

I went to the pulmonologist on Tuesday about those “normal” test results from my pulmonary function test. It turns out that my test results weren’t as normal as I was led to believe. There were some aberrations that the doctor thinks are variations of normal. He’s pretty confident because he told me he’s going to turn me back over to the care of my family practice guy. However, just to be sure, he’s running a test to check out one thing. It’s going to take a week to ten days for the results to come back, and then I’ll have to wait for him to read them and let me know. I’m hoping it’s more good news.

As I walked in from the pulmonology appointment, I saw the answering machine light blinking. I had a call from nephrology. I was nervous because they don’t call if your test results are normal. Sure enough, my labs from last week came back showing that my kidneys are wasting potassium. Previous tests showed they weren’t. We’re changing some meds, and I’ll see him again in a couple of months.

There’s more going on with Roo than I have said here. I will share soon enough, but right now I’m still processing and am not sure how I feel about everything myself. It’s enough to say that she will be seeing more specialists in the near future, in specialties we have never visited before. (Yeah, I didn’t know there were any left either.) Don’t be alarmed. She’s still doing well, for the most part. There are just some wrinkles that need to be ironed out.

Please continue to pray for us.

Lest you think that this week was all doom-and-gloom, be assured that we have had hours full of laughter too. Roo was so giggly at bedtime last night that we could hardly get her to bed! After DH tucked her in, PD and I could hear Roo singing at the top of her lungs. PD said, “Roo’s a riot!” That she is.

I also enjoyed some time with PD last night. We snuggled up on my bed with our books and enjoyed just being together. Roo kept DH entertained with some games on her DS. He was so patient—trying to listen to her and keep track of the World Series at the same time.

The emotions around here run the spectrum from the highest of the highs to the lowest of the lows, and all of them are grounded in love—the love we have for each other and the love God pours out on us.

I’m going to leave you for the weekend with my favorite item from our visit to Cracker Barrel last week. If it had been in my budget, I would have brought this home!

How was your week?

Photo credit: Jennifer A. Janes

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9 Responses to My Week in a Word: Emotional

  1. Maggie says:

    Your posts are always so, so edifying — even when you are facing unknowns and difficulties. I just went to the Father’s throne to ask His further blessings on you and your family. If there is any way I can be of service to you beyond that, just say the word.

  2. Jessie says:

    Praying for you and Roo! You are so positive through it all. I’m praying for some good news!

  3. Joy says:

    Jennifer, you and your family are in my constant prayers. The Great Physician will take care of you all. Blessings to you my friend.

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