It’s been quite a hard past 2 weeks.
It was Sunday and I woke up with a sore throat and just feeling like I got hit by a bus, and then dragged. Within 2 days I had a full blown cold.
Being sick while you’re pregnant sucks, one you can’t take any medication to relieve your symptoms and two, at 7 months pregnant every time I would cough I’d pee myself. Yup! I went there.
At the same time my dad and grandma were sick too. They had it pretty bad, my grandma, really bad.
Being the stubborn lady she is, she refused to let my dad take her to the doctors. Finally on Friday my dad threatened to call the ambulance and so she finally agreed to let my dad take her. He rushed her to the ER about 5 minutes away and by the time they got there she had collapsed and stopped breathing.
He called me upset and let me know what was going on. Thankfully my girlfriend works there and she let me know it was urgent and I needed to get there asap.
We gathered at the ER that night and the doctors told us she was in really bad shape and she wouldn’t make it through the night. She had really bad pneumonia a lot of fluid in her lungs and chest cavity and she had already stopped breathing and was being assisted with a ventilator. I spent the night with my dad camped out in the living room hoping not to hear the phone ring.
The next morning we got up and he went to the hospital to check on what was going on. They evaluated her and told us her kidneys were failing and she wasn’t doing well at all. We called some of the family and made arrangements for the priest to go and give her last rites.
The following morning they took her for a scan and surprisingly she had improved. Her kidneys were fine and had no permanent damage as well as her brain had not suffered any damage from lack of oxygen. She was still badly congested and was on the ventilator and they couldn’t say which way things would go.
We all prayed for her and the first night in the ER, my dad says, she’s gonna need a miracle. Thank you Lord, he had one for her. Not to mention she’s a fighter! As of today she is doing tons better. The congestion is clearing, she has been breathing on her own for a few days now and is conscious.
She still has some ways to go to recover, but as for us, we have already received our Christmas Miracle this year. Thank you everyone who prayed for her and for us.