Tuesday, November 25, 2014

November Snow

This is how it looked out my back door yesterday morning.

Without my glasses on.  hahaha

The drive to school takes three minutes now.
If last years driving stress was added to Emma's condition stress,
I think I would drop my basket entirely.

This year..

The snowflakes were pretty and quiet
instead of slippery ice devils falling from the sky.

And for that I am thankful.

There is always something to be thankful for...

I'm still here.

Full of thanks this morning.

Encourage one another,
Donna aka Aurora  (Give My Daughter Her DRUGS!)  Greenway


  1. What a pretty picture, Donna. We are expecting 6 inches tomorrow.

    I was wondering how Emma is doing. Prayers for her and you too as you travel this difficult path. HE knows, HE hears your prayers and HE is good, all.the.time.

  2. So beautiful. I love your beautiful snow photos! They are magical!

  3. Amy J in WI10:34 AM

    Well, Donna, I had to look up Aurora Greenway on Wiki, and it made me laugh that you think of yourself that way! You are going a super job with a tough situation...and I am also thankful that you don't have those long drives anymore to add to your stress level. If it is really snowy, Katie can just bundle up and walk. She might not like it, but how freeing that must be for you!

  4. Donna, I know you don't want to share too much, but I'd love to know some more overviews -- just, is Emma hospitalized? How is she, day to day? She's been so much in my prayers.. and I want to be sensitive... I'd just love to know how things are, in general.... so much love!

    1. Hi Steph,
      No. She is not in the hospital. She had another seizure on her full dose of meds. last Tuesday. She was home alone. Woke up confused and bleeding. I went down to be with her and help. I took her to be tested on Thursday morning 7 am. The dr. office was terribly rude and slow in getting any results to us or even calling us back. I feel like I am sitting on a time bomb. We just wanted to know if we should up the dose. Finally last night after 6:00....Emma heard from the dr. (After I called and begged and questioned and told them they were making my child sob.) Dr. upped dose and gave Emma some needed information. So today is a good day. Emma was finally helped....a week later. Again we hope and pray this dose works.
      Thank you for caring and for praying.

    2. Donna, thank you so much for being willing to share. [you too, dear Emma.] My mama heart is wrenched for you, Donna. This must be excruciating. I cannot fathom when medical folks make things HARDER. I am so, so sorry. And I am so, so glad that today is good. And better. And calmer. Thank you, Jesus.

    3. Anonymous12:13 PM

      Donna, I wonder if you have considered finding a different epilepsy specialist for Emma. I work in a medical office and the four doctors there would most definitely have answered your question through office staff the same day you called or the next day at the very latest. A week sound very inexcusable. I have been praying for Emma and will continue to do so. I am so sorry that she, and you, are having to go through this hard thing.

      Debbie Z.

    4. I feel this tremendous, protective response (bordering on violent) when I read your words, dear Donna. I know doctors are human, and everyone has good days and bad, but if you are trying to help patients and their families navigate terrifying new paths, rudeness is just wrong! I am so glad you have more answers, and that it is bringing you some peace. Please know you all are in my daily prayers.

      I am glad that Katie is close by, I am glad she is having a good year. And I deeply appreciate the reminder that we can always, always give thanks. So true.

      Mucho love to you and yours,

  5. Janice10:37 AM

    slippery ice devils

  6. Anonymous10:45 AM

    You are first and foremost a very courageous Mother who only wants the best for Emma. God helped to clear your path with school driving knowing you would be needed elsewhere. He's got this Donna! I am here if you need anything, if there's something I can do...........please ask! Love, Karen F.

  7. Anonymous10:50 AM

    So very glad Emma got what she needed for now AND that you can turn on the Aurora Greenway when necessary!! Emma and you remain in my prayers. I can't imagine how frightening that must have been for her last week -- and for you to get the call afterwards. Prayers that the doctor's office be much more responsive and less rude in the future, too. God bless you all!!

    Mary Z

  8. Anonymous10:56 AM

    Praying for Emma, Donna! and for you.

  9. Beautiful image .. here I am, up in Alaska with no snow!

    We appreciate your sharing about Emma. I echo Mary's post ... and adding my prayers.

    And I am so grateful for your short drive to school :-)

    Hugs from the North~

  10. I, too, echo the sentiments above. I am continuing to keep you and Emma in my prayers. God's mercies are new every morning....

    Know that we are all praying for you, Emma, and all of your beautiful family....

  11. Absolutely inexcusable. I'm upset that this was the way the HOSPITAL I used to work for handled this situation. Patient and doctor must have trust and great communication.
    I am so sorry for your pain

  12. Oh, Donna. The picture is so relevant: lots of 'stuff' coming down and hard to see the way clearly. But beautiful. Still. I am praying for you and for Emma in this journey.

    1. You are much deeper than I dear friend. Didn't put that together..just thought

  13. Anonymous6:03 AM

    We will continue our prayers for Emma, for her safety, and healing!

  14. Anonymous2:12 PM

    For some reason my comment from yesterday is gone, so I will try again.
    Praying for you, for Emma, for Melinda and Matthew and those precious boys, for all of your family. Please God in Your mercy, hear our prayers. love and prayers, jep

  15. {{{Donna}}} Teary eyes reading about your Emma girl and this journey as my mother's heart aches for you.

    Life is so stinkin' hard! I keep wondering how I didn't notice the page turn because my life looks so different today than it did a few years ago.

    Fight for joy......and do it by counting the blessings you have!

    Love you, my friend,
    Tammy ~@~

  16. Anonymous9:07 PM

    Dear Donna,
    continuing to pray for you and yours, especially for Emma!
    May the Lord give you strength.


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