Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Happy New Year?

Oh yes, right… Happy New Year!

Here’s how we spent the first day of 2012…


Being woken up at 7am, by the wheezing sound of your child trying to tell you he can’t breathe properly-

is terrifying.


Not being able to do anything to help him- is frustrating.


Seeing him on all sorts of antibiotics- makes me feel helpless.


Knowing that God loves him more than I do, and is in control of this whole situation- gives me peace.

Or atleast I know that I should have peace about it.


I’m trying.

Everyone’s prayers have been greatly appreciated. To be honest, I always thought that asthma was just like a cough or cold. I never gave much thought to my friends who had to take puffers. I never realized how serious it could be. Seeing my son unable to stand up or complete a sentence; has woken me up, and given me nightmares. Seriously, last night I dreamt about having to call 911 and ambulances coming to our house. I have been checking on him constantly. Every little cough puts a lump in my throat that he’s going to have another attack. He must be sick of me asking, “Are you OK? Does your breathing still feel normal?”


As much as I loathe medications, hospitals etc… I am incredibly thankful for them right now. Just to update people who have been praying- we have an appointment with a great paediatrician two weeks from now, and he is giving us a referral to one of the top allergy specialists so that hopefully we can find out what is triggering this. I’m still hoping that it’s all from the nasty cold the kids had when I was in the hospital with Lily… Possibly his body never recovered fully. That is my prayer right now…

Scott brought him in to the ER on New Year’s morning and once he was admitted, Lily and I went to spend the night and next day there with him. I would tell you more about our hospital stay but he wrote a little story about it, which I’ll share later this week. Let’s just say that the nurses adored him, and he got spoiled to the max…


If anyone reading this has an encouraging story about dealing with asthma, please feel free to email me – I’d love to hear it.

Again, thank you for praying for my baby!


  1. I used to have to use an inhaler for breathing problems, but since seeing a chirpractor regularly, I haven't had to use one in years. I don't know if it would help with asthma, but I don't think it could hurt. Its worth a try! Praying for you and your sweet family.

  2. I was going to say the same thing about the chiropractor. I have seen what Dr. S has done to help some kids with breathing problems. Jaclyn, I can't imagine how scary it must be for you and Scott. We love you guys. Please tell Elijah we love him.

    Love Nana and Papa.

  3. Jaclyn, I wonder if possibly a chemical varnish in your new house is to blame for this asthma?
    Problems started after you moved in right. . .
    Hopefully the cause will soon be determined.

    What a gathering at your house for Christmas!~!
    Please say "Greetings from Victoria" to Heather, Dan & Grace. I have memories of them all when attending Captial City Baptist Church.
    May your family be blessed richy in 2012!~!
    Kathy Savrtka


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