In a well-furnished kitchen there are not only crystal goblets and silver platters, but waste cans and compost buckets---some containers used to serve fine meals, others to take out the garbage.
Become the kind of container God can use to present any and every kind of gift to his guests for their blessing.
" You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies." Psalm 23:5

Friday, September 10, 2010


Eleanor stops by to show grandpa and grandma her new cast.
She spent all morning at the clinic trying to find out is went wrong with her wrist. She developed a fever Sunday afternoon which we thought might be teething. Monday it was gone so she went to the Minnesota State fair with her parents. The fever returned and on Wednesday she went to her doctor for her regular checkup. She had a virus and sore throat..they did tests but it appeared to be just a virus. She couldn't go to daycare so grandma watched her. She did pretty good all day but this morning she was suppose to come back, daycare rules you can't come back for 24 hours after the fever is gone, she woke up with a swollen wrist and could not move her arm. we all racked our brains trying to remember if she fell or twisted it while playing but no it had been fine all day even when they put her to bed.
the dotor put a cast on because infants(even though she is one year old) will take off anything else and it has to be imobilized for 7-10 days it should be better by then but look how happy she still is
she had to have 3 blood tests of which 2 have come back normal..praise God! !The third has been sent to the Mayo Clinic and will take some time before we find out that result but we will keep praying everything will be ok.

Grandpa was so worried.
Our son and his wife had a hard time getting Ellie here and it makes it harder when things go wrong. They lost their first one, a boy they named Noah Paul ,at around 18 weeks after many trips to the fertility clinic. After some time went by they were able to concieve on their own and this made Ellie even more special. I was unable to carry any of our 3 children full term so grandpa gets a little anxious when his little ones get sick.

look at my pretty pink cast

I just love all this attention

Ellie is unable to crawl with only one arm so you will never guess what happen during her visit...yep..she took her first two steps to grandma and if I hadn't gotten so excited she might have taken more

We will continue to pray for her healing and wisdom for the doctors it would be very difficult if something more serious is wrong. God has a plan and we will have to trust him that what ever it is He knows what is best for all of us. She is such a happy little girl only 18 pounds at one year but full of love, she smiles at everyone even though she is very shy. She is such a joy to have around.


Anonymous said...

I will be praying for Eleanor and the doctors and technicians. She is so petite and has the most precious smile. The photo of her and Grandpa is so cute. May God bless each of you ~ keep us posted Alice.

Debbie said...

She's a joy to look at and hear about! Hope the wrist heals well and everything is ok. :D

LindaSueBuhl said...

Ah she really is a beauty - her sweet grin and obviously loving family - will pray for her and trust all will be well. Grandpa is right to be concerned over such a perfect little bundle of love

Joanne said...

I'am so sorry this is happening to all of you. It's so hard to watch a little one going through a hardship. My prayers are with you.

Ana said...

Hi Alice,
Eleanor is such a sweet cutie pie. Hope her little wrist heals soon and that all will be ok. I'll be keeping her in my prayers.

Hugs and Blessings,
♥Ana~A Petite Cottage

Wobegon Cottage said...

Thanks for all your prayers, Ellie healed up and the blood tests came back ok.