On Wednesday night came the unexpected which landed Jack an ambulance ride to the ER. Shortly after the boys had fallen asleep, Jason and I heard an odd sound from their room. We found Jack in a full seizure (only we didn't know it was a seizure at the time as we had never seen anyone seize before). Admittedly, it was horrible to see our child in this state and quite frightening as Jack came out of the seizure and was unresponsive, couldn't focus, couldn't squeeze my hand, speech was slurred, etc.. They did blood tests and a CT Scan at the hospital, the results of which showed nothing unusual. Later this week we will see a pediatric neurologist, and Jack will have an MRI and an EEG. We are praying that the doctor will get a better understanding whether this is a onetime thing or if it might occur again. Until we know more, Jack has a few restrictions - no biking, no swimming, no climbing, no video games. He can play baseball though!!!! I have a whole new perspective and compassion for families with children that have seizure disorders.
Looking at Jack Thursday morning already, you would have never known what had happened Wednesday evening. And, best of all, his doctor gave him the a-okay to go to school Thursday afternoon. So thankful for that as it was his last day of school and a milestone - his last day as a student at the elementary school!
Here are a few pictures from the last day of school - so thankful for these kiddos of ours!
Last Day at the Elementary School Together
Love this teacher ... she was my 1st grade teacher, Jack's and Samuel's
What a great year Jack had under his teacher's instruction
And, today we unexpectedly ended up hanging out with Jon and Rita and the kids again. The kids (um, Jason and Jon inclusive) had such a fun day of just being kids!
Before this though, I have to highlight that in a way that only God can orchestrate after a week like this, He spoke to my heart in the message this morning which was "just" two short verses from Philippians (3:10-11):
that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, that by any means possible I may attain the resurrection from the dead.
If we know Christ, if we understand the power of his resurrection, we will find that we cannot overcome our circumstances but it is the power of his resurrection that allows us to overcome our trials. It is the resurrection that gives us the ability to cope when things don't go exactly as we've planned and when we do not understand the purpose. We have hope in Him. This is not to say that I'm not still a nervous nelly and that I'm not still fearful as I am ... I am a work in progress.