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.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Day +85 by Gigi

Livi had herself a day today! Poor little girl, she has had almost 100 days so far. Some better than others as you know. Yesterday, her doctor said we just needed "to stay the course". (No, he didn't mention anything about a thousand points of light.) Today, Livi veered off course in a major way with a morning diaper which, as her nurse described, was "Livi lying in a pool of blood". Previously she had been having very dark stools, which is an indication of "old" or digested blood having passed through her intestines. As the doctor mentioned yesterday, that was "normal" after her procedures on Wednesday. "What you don't want is bright red blood", he said. Livi got it confused and did the opposite. Such a two year old. I am kidding of course, it was scary. This whole process has been scary. After each "crisis" we tend to let out our collective breaths and thank God. I want to be as intense in my thankfulness to God for these answered prayers as I am desperate in praying for the answer. And so I want to thank all you blogreaders for your faithfulness to pray for Livi and us. We all know we cannot make it through one day, let alone the last year+ without your prayers as well.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

praying, praying, praying. Thanks for the updates. We'll keep on praying and WATCH GOD WORK!!!
-Sue F.

9:39 PM  
Blogger momofcolin_chloe said...

Always thinking of you all. How blessed Alivia is to have Emily. How blessed Emily is to have you. Thankful for the loving arms of the mommies (and let's not forget daddies) in your family right now. This would be a much longer road without so many caring hearts close by. I say prayers of thanks for this constantly. Praying always for your girls.

10:28 PM  
Blogger Jude's Mom said...

You're an incredible mother and grandmother! Thanks for the post and for the evidence of your faith. We are hanging in there with you every step of the way. Prayers are added upon prayers for Alivia and for all of you. Take heart...

Much love to you.

10:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Though we have never met Livi or your family, we think of you often and continue to pray faithfully!
Kristen Evans

10:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Plains are still praying. Gina

10:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying for all you and that you have wisdom, rest and encouragement.
You are never alone. I am thanking God in advance for the great things he has planned for precious, sweet, brave Livi. (and all of you.)
After 100 days do they give you something special?? (I know it's not the kind of award you want) but I think a message, pedicure, manicure, dessert and yummy coffee, a round trip flight to Hawaii?? would be appropriate.
Sleep tight
Diana B.

10:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My dear ones, Praying for a restful night for all and good news tomorrow. Thanks for calling, Dave and thank Gigi for the latest report by blog. So glad Emily and James had time together. 'Course you know I love you. Marmie

11:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, Gigi,

I need to talk with youn's. Beth and I would like to come out this week and wondered if that would work out for you. Good or bad idea? Need to know where you're staying. You can let me know if this will work for you by email:


I love you all,

p.s. this is how I've prayed for Livi today:

See! The Lord promises a present deliverance. "Now will I break his yoke from off thee." Believe for immediate freedom, and according to thy faith so shall it be unto thee at this very hour. When God saith "now," let no man say "tomorrow."

11:37 PM  
Anonymous Carmen said...

What else can we say except that we are praying for you and your precious gift from God! Again, I marvel at your undying faith and strength.

*Your Canadian Friend*

12:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying for the Lord to turn this completely around. I have been thinking on that verse that Elijah was a man just like us and he earnestly prayed that it wouldn't rain and it didn't. And then that it would rain, and it did. And how Elijah earnestly prayed for the widow's child who had died. How he didn't give up, but prayed for the boy 3 times before God raised the boy from the dead. I believe that there is much perseverance that the Lord is teaching me, and all of us, here as we pray and stand in faith for Livi. Much that we are learning about knowing our GOd who loves us and will indeed give us all things. He tells us to ask. To not give up. To not be discouraged or disheartened. But to believe on Him. He is the Resurrection and The Life. Christ our Healer! Let's continue to pray with joy and thanksgiving, with confidence in our God, that He will turn this thing around and heal Livi completely. And all that said, which I earnestly and wholeheartedly believe and live, my heart still aches for all of you. I so want to see the move of the Lord here. Janet S.

6:04 AM  
Anonymous jamie said...

We are continuing to pray for each day for healthy healing for livi and for grace for you all. praying that livi will stay the course. your continual thankfulness towards God is honoring and glorifying Him as you all walk along through this long journey. love you all-jamie

7:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gretchen, Dave, and all--
We always hear that God doesn't give us more than we can handle. HE obviously knows that you are special people, but I pray your "testing" is nearly done and the answer is at hand. I have been intently following Livi's plight(really the plight of the Allen/Haughery family) and hold you all in my heart daily.
Linda Nance

7:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dearest Emily, James, and grandparents,
I am starting today with prayers for Livi..


8:05 AM  
Blogger peg said...

thank you for your example of thankfulness and faith. you get the mom of the year award for sure

8:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many, many prayers go out to you Alivia, and your family. I cannot get your family off my mind. I pray for complete healing for little Alivia and rest and strength for her family. Emily, you have such an undying faith and strength - you are Alivia's angel. As you know, God will take care of you all!! --Beth Fulmer---

8:37 AM  
Blogger Bueche said...

Glad to hear from one of the Dancing Grannies, while the other one smoked me during the CrossWay Mile!

Our intercession for Livi is as strong as ever. We aren't about to stop now.

8:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update, Gigi!
You all are being tested by the fire, but you are coming out as pure gold...no...pure platinum...with diamonds, even!
You are more than "staying the course"; you all are running the race and fighting the good fight of faith! You have placed your complete trust in God, something that He wants us to do and will reward you for it.

Hey, Kristi! If you and Beth get to go out, BIG hug to Gigi from me and be sure to get a return hug back!

Still praying for complete healing of Alivia!

Mary Ann K.

9:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will be praying that livi will switch it the other way, maybe even stop it all! I am glad emily can have her best friend with her! I can't believe it has been 100 days, I'm sure it seems really long for you guys. I pray you will all be able to go home very soon. Praying, praying, praying!

love ya all,

9:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've never met your family but have been reading the blog and praying for you and Alivia everyday I can't imagine how scary this is and what you are going through resting in God's grace

9:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We miss you sooo much here in Indiana. Emily is very blessed to have parents like you both. We are always praying for Alivia, day and night.Thank you for the updates.
The Scherf's

11:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thinking of you and praying hard for dear Livi....stay strong guys! A Friend

11:56 AM  
Blogger Sara said...


"Oh, to burst open the door of our Joseph’s granaries, and see the plenty which he hath stored up for us! This will overwhelm us with love. By faith we see, as in a glass darkly, the reflected image of his unbounded treasures, but when we shall actually see the heavenly things themselves, with our own eyes, how deep will be the stream of fellowship in which our soul shall bathe itself! Till then our loudest sonnets shall be reserved for our loving benefactor, Jesus Christ our Lord, whose love to us is wonderful..."
CH Spurgeon

12:24 PM  
Anonymous tina said...

praying & thinking of you all today. xoxo

1:12 PM  
Anonymous Monica C. said...

I am still praying for you all and am always thinking about you. I pray for better, stronger, brighter days. God bless,

1:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dear haugherys,

even tho we've never met, it's amazing how attached i've become to livi thru reading this blog. i pray for her every day, numerous times, and pray for your whole family also, for strength and comfort. love you all!

emily from landisville

2:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are praying for Livi and Jackson. How's the little guy doing?

11:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Testing this out in hopes that I can send comments again. I haven't been able to for a while.



8:22 PM  

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