The peaceful progression

This is how things have progressed since my post yesterday –

  • Daniel’s abscess became worse
  • Went back to the doctor who took one look and admitted us to the hospital
  • Stopped by the house for an overnight bag and to kiss the sisters
  • Checked into the hospital (always an ordeal)
  • IV’s inserted – which is a major feat with an infant
  • Antibiotic drip started
  • Surgeon comes in to explain what they will be doing to drain abscess
  • Family members stop by for support & prayer
  • Daniel is wheeled into the Operating Room – not very happy about leaving Mommy & Daddy
  • We wait on the floor outside OR
  • Surgeon comes out – reports surgery went well and that Daniel has 3.5 feet of packing inside the wound….where can 3.5 feet of anything fit into a 23 pound, 31 inch baby…that is what I want to know?
  • He is in recovery, we wait in the hallway

  • Back in his room post op – they hook him up to heart monitors, oxygen reading thingy, bp cuff – none of which he is happy about.
  • Mom takes pictures…why?  Because she takes pictures of everything (well almost – I have yet to take photos of my dirty dishes – but I am sure the day is coming)

  • He is groggy and doesn’t feel well – a very sick little guy
  • 11pm – Daddy heads home to take care of the sisters

  • Mom gets to “sleep” in a hard recliner while trying to comfort sweet baby in between getting poked and prodded all night by the nursing staff and having machine alarms constantly going off (what is the point of an alarm anyway if you don’t respond to it for 30 minutes? If I didn’t respond to my kitchen timer alarm – I would burn the dinner.  I do not get it.)
  • Mom does not sleep
  • Mom prays – for family friends and strangers – one whose baby is facing much more serious health problems, another who is having several post partum complications, others with finacial woes and relationship strains, wisdom for the single mom raising her teenage daughter alone and my mom who had knee replacement surgery yesterday
  • It is morning now – Daniel is still fairly fussy, mostly sleeping and is not interested in eating or drinking
  • We await to see what today will bring
  • Mom could use a Starbucks coffee (so much for the “fat face” plan this week – good thing I’ve learned to be flexible)
  • The perfect peace that passes all understanding continues to permeate my heart and mind….thank you Lord! Thank you all for your love, support, concern & prayers


Filed under Endurance, Life at the Lambdins, Lifes Challenges

23 responses to “The peaceful progression

  1. Kathy

    What hospital are you at??? I will bring you anything you want….
    I am wishing you all the best!

  2. Sarah

    Oh Beth, Matt and I are praying for you! Please let us know if we can be of any help!

  3. kate

    I wish I could be there to be with the girls! I am praying for all of you and we will be praying for him with the entire university ministries staff at Pepperdine tonight.

  4. Cathy Husen

    Hi Beth,
    I would like to send some gift cards for meals. I’m sure no one feels like cooking now. Can you remind me of your local favorite places to eat? Or if you have another request I will be happy to send something different.
    Love and prayers,
    Cathy Husen

  5. Aletha

    Hey Beth,

    We (jacoby, tatiyana and i) are all praying for the “knights” full recovery.

    Much love, Aletha

  6. Jamie Howen

    my prayers are with you and Daniel. You will be home soon- stay tight with Jesus- He can handle anything that comes your way.

  7. Granny Ann

    Beth, I am sooo sorry to hear that your precious baby boy is so sick. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help. Also, please give my sweet Daniel a kiss from Granny Ann. You will be in my prayers.

  8. Melody Bennett

    Beth and Dan,
    My, oh my, how that little boy looks like his daddy! My heart aches for you right now. I’ve had a little boy in the hospital! Beth, I want to bring you a Starbucks right now! How can I do that from Illinois???? Dan, can you go buy her one and I will mail money????? Please, have a drink on me! Melody

  9. Love you guys, I’m there with you in love and prayer.

  10. Angie Guzman

    Beth you know all you have to do is ask……we are all willing to help with what is needed. Errands. dropping off/picking up the girls from school, hospital visits, even if it’s late. Just ask.

  11. Candy

    So sorry to hear about precious Daniel! I will keep you all in my prayers. Please let me know if I can do anything!

  12. Beth,
    My heart goes out to you and your family. You are so lucky to have so many around you who care so deeply for you.
    My prayers (and all of the prayers) for your beautiful son will bring about the perfect resolution to your crisis – may God’s peace be with you.

  13. Jaye Jackson

    Hi Beth,

    I am praying for you, your family and all who are caring for your family at this difficult time. One never hurts more than when our baby hurts.

    I thought I would send you a smile. I found this at a Craft Fair and had to buy it.

    ‘Thank God for dirty dishes
    They have a tale to tell
    While other folks go hungry
    We are so very well.
    With home and health
    and happiness
    We shouldn’t want to fuss
    For by this stack of evidence
    God’s very good to us.’

    Hope this brings a smile to your face!

    I took a photo of my dirty dishes and have it on my kitchen counter next to this saying. Good reminder.


  14. Sheree


    I am praying for baby Daniel’s quick recovery. Please keep me posted on his progress.


  15. Cherie

    We are praying for you too. Hang in there.

  16. Angie Drier

    I trust God will comfort and strengthen you and your family; guide each of the doctors and nurses caring for Daniel, to make his recovery safe and peaceful.

    I’m praying for all of you.


  17. Teri Helms

    The Helms Family is praying mightily.

  18. Dena

    We are praying for your sweet, precious son!

  19. kelly

    We are all holding Daniel and your family up in prayer. God is faithful, and good. He will sustain and strenghten you all. We want to help with anything you need, please call if we can do something.
    Love you,

  20. Praying that the LORD will quickly heal your Baby Boy and get you both home with your family again! Our God is faithful and I know you are trusting in HIM!
    Love to you and yours in Christ Jesus,
    Cindy Strang and family

  21. Gloria Grupe

    So very sorry little one is suffering so. He was so uncomfortable when we were together before the doctor appt. I am praying for you, Lord, we need a healing miracle, strength for the hours, hope for the outcome. Grab shut eye when you can. Keep in touch. Blessings and prayers for all and your mom as well. Love Gloria

  22. kristina & guy hernandez

    Oh my, was it staff? I can’t believe I found your website by looking for pumpkin patches and up came the picture of Dan and the baby getting a hair cut and all the wonderful pictures of your kids at the pumpkin patch. I’m so sorry to hear about Daniel. So scary I know, that happened to Chloe when she was 2 so I know what you are going through. I will keep him in my prayers and hope for a speedy recovery. If it’s not one thing it’s another, I know. Take Care, Love guy and kristina.

  23. Kelli

    Dear Beth –
    We have never met, but I read your messages religiously. I’m so sorry to hear about baby Daniel. I am a mother to three sons, and have had the unfortunate opportunity to be in the hospital with a sick son too. This email comes with lots of prayer and get well wishes from my family, The Washingtons in Virginia. Please keep us posted.

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