Sunday, February 19, 2012

From the Emergency Room

I didn't tell anyone but this past week we brought Ruby to the Emergency Room.  She had been far too lethargic and sleepy.  They ran a huge battery of tests and said that they couldn't find anything.

We limped through the week.  

She did not want to eat, sleeping far too long....not much interaction.  Since her form of hydrocephalus is extremely rare there is no "protocol" to follow.  

Today though, was worse than ever.  She has not eaten since morning.  She has not wanted to wake at all.   Dw had taken Liberty out for a long-awaited 'date'....but Graham said to me, "Mom, we have to take her." 

 That's all I needed.  

I was ready to go in minutes.  Emma and Josh {who is visiting as well} swung into gear watching the little ones.  Karl and Autumn are here visiting as well and will help with the kids.

Anyway, Graham and Savannah rode with Ruby and I to the hospital.

When the triage nurse came to where I was standing a few minutes ago, I told her how I have been unable to wake her.  

She shook her.  

Ruby did not respond at all.  

Into a room we went without even another second of waiting.  Instantly she was surrounded by doctors and nurses.  

This little treasure, who has stolen the world's heart clearly has something going on. 

Would you please pray with us for Almighty God's touch?  

For wisdom?  

For peace?

Dw is on his way to the hospital in about 20 minutes.  

96 Simply Sweet Words:

  1. Praying right now Linny.
    Leveta

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  2. Praying for the sweet little girl who continues to reach into hearts, and prayer for her parents and family to see her through another difficult day and to know God is holding all of you in the palm of His hands.

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  3. Linny, we are praying for your precious little one, as well as the rest of you. Hugs from here

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  4. Praying right now for your little treasure.
    Jackie another mom to many

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  5. Prayers going up for Ruby Grace.

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  6. Praying for sweet Ruby on the East Coast.

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  7. Will pray for this sweet treasure from the Hand of the Lord.
    Love from NC

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  8. I hate to read this. I just can't imagine seeing my little one like that. It has to be terrifying. Praying for you and your sweet baby tonight in Kentucky.

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  9. praying for you guys, for Ruby, and for the medical team.

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  10. Praying for Ruby! Update us when you can!

    Sending hugs,
    Jen

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  11. Sending prayers for Ruby, from TX. Hoping doctors are able to determine what is wrong and help her.

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  12. I didn't de-lurk on the last post, but I will now. Praying for you and your precious Ruby Grace, as well as your whole family. God, we come before you now and pray that You would touch Ruby right now and bring healing to her body. Give the doctors wisdom and let Your peace abound in that hospital and this amazing family right now. In the sweet name of Jesus, Amen.

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  13. Prayers and Positive Thoughts...

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  14. I am praying right now sweetheart! Please keep us posted! Love you always!!

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  15. I am praying! Also, belated Happy Birthday to Isaiah!

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  16. Praying for Miss Ruby and that the nurses and doctors would have divine wisdom into her situation.

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  17. Oh Linny! Praying right now!!!!!

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  18. I don't have many words, no flowing beauty except that of prayers. Prayers dear Christian family.....

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  19. Oh Linny I am praying!! I know you are so worried and you heart is aching. But the Lord is a mighty and gracious Lord!

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  20. I am praying for you all and sweet little Ruby.

    Julie In Kansas

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  21. Praying for your family, the doctors, and Ruby tonight.

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  22. Praying!

    My daughter first had surgery a year ago for her hydrocephalus, (first since she came to be part of our fmaily). She began to go downhill in the hospital, so we watched her to see if she would need a second surgery. It got to the point where I could not wake her, and they decided to do surgery. It was the longest few hours of my life, (hours leading up to surgery). However, immediately after surgery, in PACU even, she was almost like new!

    I know Ruby's is much more extreme than my daughters, but know that there is a mama who feels your pain and is praying for y'all!

    Tricia

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  23. Praying!

    My daughter first had surgery a year ago for her hydrocephalus, (first since she came to be part of our fmaily). She began to go downhill in the hospital, so we watched her to see if she would need a second surgery. It got to the point where I could not wake her, and they decided to do surgery. It was the longest few hours of my life, (hours leading up to surgery). However, immediately after surgery, in PACU even, she was almost like new!

    I know Ruby's is much more extreme than my daughters, but know that there is a mama who feels your pain and is praying for y'all!

    Tricia

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  24. Praying, praying, and praying!

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  25. Praying, praying, praying for healing for Ruby, for wisdom for the doctors, and for peace for all of you.

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  26. we just prayed and will continue praying.
    xoxo, adri

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  27. I'll be praying. I live in Scottsdale/Phoenix. Let me know if there is anything I can do to help.

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  28. OH Friend. I really hoped/thought/wished that she was recovering.

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  29. Praying for you, your family, and your precious little Ruby. Your blog touches my heart.

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  30. Sweet Ruby and your family are in my prayers.

    -Allison

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  31. Oh dear Lord, please let Ruby be ok. The prayers are non-stop Linny.
    Christina

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  32. Dear Linny,
    Joining you from across the world, in fervent prayer for our Almighty's power to flow through.

    Lynn

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  33. Our whole family is praying for sweet Ruby and you all... May our great God grant you all peace and clear minds for the Doctors as they look at Ruby... Praying for the Lord's healing touch on Ruby right now!

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  34. Holding you all in my Heart and
    Praying Mightly.

    with Hope,
    ~ Chris A ~

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  35. Praying for sweet Ruby. May the Lord heal her body and guide the doctors and nurses to provide the care needed. Sending love from Houston.
    Megan B.

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  36. Praying for all of you and for the Lord's hand upon Ruby. Grace & Peace ~Christine

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  37. I'm what I guess you could call a "lurker". :) I am a college student in Texas and faithfully read your blog. I love it and have come to love hearing about your family (especially cute lil' miss ruby!).

    This may have been me putting God on something that wasn't him but a few months back when Ruby was going in for the surgery to relieve the fluids from her brain (I believe.. this probably isn't accurate. forgive me), I had read and was praying for her and had a splitting headache that night and couldn't sleep. I had had enough water, and had eaten enough and do not usually get headaches unless either of those has not happened. I chalked it up to being about Ruby and prayed until I fell asleep. I am praying for her tonight and for the family! Keep us update

    Jenna Harrison

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  38. Praying for the Lord's continued hand upon little Ruby's life. So thankful we can fully depend upon His faithfulness and mercy. May your hearts be strengthened. Continue to keep your eyes focused upon His almighty power and provision.

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  39. Prayed, will continue to pray. She is His precious child. I think of her often, including today when I saw Marci. :) Love you!

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  40. yes, praying for peace and wisdom for doctors to know exactly what is wrong and remedy it. And His peace that passes understanding.

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  41. Delurking, and pry for you all the way from Indonesia

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  42. Praying for sweet, precious Ruby Grace!

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  43. Praying for that precious little girl.

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  44. I'll de-lurk long enough to say that I'm praying for you guys! I'm sure there are many people in time zones throughout the world that will see this and be praying for you tonight.

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  45. Almighty God, I pray Your healin hand to move upon Ruby Grace. I pray for wisdom for the doctors and medical staff caring for her, and that they would seek that wisdom from You. Father, I pray for Your peace that surpasses all understanding for the entire Saunders clan. All this I pray in the Mighty Name, that is above every name, the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen

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  46. I woke during the night with an overwhelming need to pray for Ruby Grace. Please know you've been covered in prayers.

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  47. Praying for you all at this time XXX
    Was just about to hit the send button when this verse came into my mind.
    " Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you or forsake you."
    Dueteronomy 31 v 6

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  48. Linny:
    I posted lst night but it is not showing up. I started praying then and will keep on praying.In fact, I was checking in this morning for a update.
    Leveta

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  49. Praying for dear little Ruby Grace, and for the doctors!!!

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  50. Praying for sweet Ruby Grace...and all of you! <3

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  51. I'm 'delurking' to let you know I am absolutely praying for your sweet Ruby!

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  52. Dear Lord, watch over little Ruby Grace.

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  53. Sending you a smile and some strength, CB

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  54. Saw Dwight's post - praying for you guys. Praying for wisdom for the doctors and that the Lord's peace will envelope each one of you. Love you.

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  55. Waiting to hear how your precious girl is doing...

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  56. Storming Heaven on behalf of your sweet jewel.

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  57. Lifting that sweet baby up in prayer!! Praying for healing, wisdom for the doctors and protection for you all!!

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  58. praying for your sweet ruby grace!

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  59. Praying for Sweet Ruby, your family, and wisdom for the medical staff. Thank you for keeping us posted.

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  60. Hope and pray you find out what is going on. I am coming out of lurking and want you to know I referred a friend to your blog this weekend as she and her family are now sponsoring a child in Africa. She can't wait to meet "their" daughter one day.

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  61. That must be why the Lord woke me last night...I got up and went to the computer and saw a random post on facebook about Ruby...so I went to your blog and saw this post. Started praying for her...and you.

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  62. sending prayers and hugs to Ruby and the family

    Heather

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