Who's the cutest girl around?

I am a mom of a cutie pie (very biased). And I wanted to share my experiences with others (including my cuties grandparents, great-grandparents, numerous uncles and other relatives). I love being a mom and can't imagine doing anything else.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Intermediate Unit

We got moved to the intermediate unit last night around 4 or something..My internal clock is on strike. The intermediate unit is one step down from the intensive care unit. It was a horrible night. She kept dropping her stats (not being able to keep her oxygen levels up where they need to be) and when she would alarms would go off and all the nurses on the west wing would come running. Finally they moved us and now she is hooked up to a ton of machines. There are wires attached to every kind of bell and whistle. Needless to say she is freaked out and won't go to sleep for any length of time. So on top of everything she is really tired. The oxygen mask they have for her is the smallest and softest but still way to big for her so it is pushing on her face and eyes and just looks really uncomfortable. Soon someone from cardiology will be coming to take a look at her heart to make sure that isn't involved too.

Please pray for clearing lungs, no heart involvement, sleep, slowed breathing. Also pray for her mouth...She keeps chewing on in the inside of her cheek ( I think its because she is so dried out and because she had a little place where she had already bit and it is bothering her) so her little lips are all covered with blood. It must be so irritating. Also please pray that my mom and James get better soon. We miss their help so much right now. They won't be able to come and see us and it is really hard. Thanks


Blogger Carol said...

I'm praying Emily.......

Carol M.

10:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying and praying. You poor dear. Sorry that it was a rough night. Sorry that your mom and James are sick. I will pray for strength and rest.
Love, Les

10:53 AM  
Blogger beth said...


11:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are on my heart and in my prayers. Praying for her lungs to clear, for easier breathing, good oxygen levels and some sweet sleep for you ALL.
Laura Mohney

11:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Emily, you are one of the strongest people I know. You are in our daily prayers. I would like to come see you and Livi. Which hospital are you in? You can email me at amylaporte@gmail.com.

Amy LaPorte

11:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Emily, I haven't been on the computer all weekend. So I just got caught up with all your news. We are praying for you,James, Livi & your family.
Love & Blessings, The Kings

11:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Emily -

this quote was in the latest post on Ian's blog...i thought i would share it with you and everyone as we continue to pray for alivia!!

lisa evans

"Beware in your prayers, above everything else, of limiting God, not only by unbelief, but by fancying that you know what He can do. Expect unexpected things, above all that we ask or think. Each time, before you intercede, be quiet first, and worship God in His glory. Think of what He can do, and how He delights to hear the prayers of His redeemed people. Think of your place and privilege in Christ, and expect great things!" -Andrew Murray

11:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying with and for you all, esp. Alivia.
Maryann Plesnicher

12:02 PM  
Anonymous The Garners said...

We love you! We're praying!


12:16 PM  
Anonymous Viv said...

You guys are constantly on our hearts. We're praying.
Viv and Matthew

12:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Emily, it is mom in quarantine. I am working on a quick recovery so that I can come back where I want to be! Mom

12:55 PM  
Anonymous Beth said...

Emily, I have been praying. I have put a post on my blog so that everyone who reads my blog will pray. Please know that for every 10 people that are commenting about praying, hundreds more are actually praying as well. Love you guys and little Alivia and I don't even know you.

12:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


all of you are in my prayers. i will especially pray that your heart, mind, and soul will be able to "be still, and know that he is God". love, Leslie M.

1:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will be praying for you guys today. I pray for healing for livi. I hope her mouth feels better soon. You are in my thoughts and prayers.


2:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying for you all!


2:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Emily,

Sounds like a rough night. We're praying for you, and Alivia and can't wait till you can come home! I would love to come and visit but I also have the flu:(

SOnya L.

2:34 PM  
Anonymous Lori Randolph said...


2:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Praying. For every prayer I say today, you are in it. Everytime I think of my boy it leads me to pray for you as well.

Lord, thank you for keeping Emily healthy and please continue to protect Emily from all of the sickness around her so that she can continue to care for sweet Alivia. Please, please, please help Alivia's little body find the strength to continue to fight this battle. Please heal those who need to be with her now as well. Please provide her with comfort so that she can rest. Amen.

Might as well pray as I type, too.

2:51 PM  
Blogger Jen Clemmer said...

Praying, Praying, Praying . . .
Brad and Jen Clemmer

3:36 PM  
Anonymous Laura C. said...

I'm praying for you all, Emily. For all the things you requested for Livi, for James and your mom to get better fast, and just that you would all continue to be comforted by the Great Physician. Thanks for all the updates.
Laura C.

4:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just ading myself to the list of those who are sitting with you in spirit and praying for all of you.
Cathy S.

4:47 PM  
Blogger Karen Hevesy said...

What a wonderful idea the bracelets were, everytime I look at my wrist I am reminded to pray. I am also able to pass along the prayer request to people who ask me who Alivia is.

5:27 PM  
Blogger Karen Hevesy said...

What a wonderful idea the bracelets were, everytime I look at my wrist I am reminded to pray. I am also able to pass along the prayer request to people who ask me who Alivia is.

5:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


You are in my thoughts throughout the day. Praying for healing for Alivia, rest and strength for you and your dad, and a quick recovery for James and your mom.

The quote Lisa Evans put on here was very timely. Remember God isn't limited...

I would love to visit you all, but we have been struggling with allergies and colds (hard to tell where one stops and the other starts).


6:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How wonderful Emily that so many people care so much for you and your family. I pray God pulls you through this.


6:44 PM  
Anonymous tina said...

oh emily, sounds so hard. will be praying for you my friend...and of course for sweet alivia...and all of the rest of the family. much love to you all. xoxo

7:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i am praying for you along with the masses


7:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying fervantly,


7:48 PM  
Anonymous Betsie C said...

Emily, I haven't read your blog for a few days. I am sorry to hear that Alivia is having a hard time and has the flu. I think of you all so many times during each day and say a prayer for you all each time. I will continue to do so. Love, Betsie, Greg and Zach

8:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Be strong and stay positive. We're all with you.... prayers from here too!

8:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am praying soo hard, i pray for healing for Alivia, i pray for peace, comfort, and strenth for you, James, and your family.

Where shall I go from your Spirt? Or where shall I flee from your presence? If I ascent to heaven, You are there! If I make my bed in Sheol, You are there! If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there Your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me.
Psalm 139:7-10

God is with you, He is with Livi, He is with your whole family. He will not leave you or anyone else. His hand is guiding your family every step of the way, even if you don't always feel it, He is right there, right next to you.

I am praying sooo hard,

9:17 PM  
Blogger Parmer Clan said...

We are praying and praying....and Gabe won't let us forget either. He wears his bracelet to preschool and talks about Baby Livi. He named one of his sister's dolls Baby Livi too. I wish you could hear him pray for her....it would melt your heart.

We love you and are praying for a quick recovery ....of everything!!

The Parmers :)

9:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just wanted to let you know that, I along with everyone else, am still praying for all of you. You guys are so strong. I know as a parent you do what you have to without thinking about it, but someday when you're telling Alivia all of the hardships you went through I'm sure she'll be proud and amazed!!
Hoping you stay well and get some rest tonight-
Natalie Murdick

10:50 PM  
Blogger Pauline said...

Keeping all of you in my prayers.

11:05 PM  

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