Monday, March 16, 2009

If it's not one thing...

Abby just went down for her morning nap, so I think I have a moment to update. We will begin with a cute picture, and end with a cute picture. It's just the right thing to do.

Don't you just want to kiss all over that face?! Ok, moving on.

We don't know what in the world to do with Casey right now. The neurologist has offered to refer us to the seizure specialist at UAMS, and we're considering taking him up on that. Casey definitely does NOT want to go through more testing, but we haven't really gotten any answers that are making a difference or helping him in any way. No decision has been made yet, but we're considering it.

Do you ever get tired of reading about all of the Cochran family health issues when you come to this blog? If so, please stop reading now. There's more.

I am scheduled to have a colonoscopy this Thursday morning, and I cannot WAIT! Ok, that's a lie. I'm totally nervous--about the test itself and about what they might find. I've been having a lot of pain and other unpleasant issues which I will not disgust you with by describing on here, and the doctors think I might have some form of colitis or Crohn's disease or something. It could just be severe IBS, but they think there might be more to it. It's always the same dilemma with these things: I'd like a solution to fix the problems I'm having, but I'm scared of what they might find.

Do you ever feel like Job from the Bible?? I do. Ever want to slap yourself in the face and say, "Quit feeling sorry for yourself! Everybody has to deal with stuff!"?? Yeah, me too. I'm ready to be done with this now. How do I keep going? Here it is:

I dare you not to smile when you look at that picture. You might have even giggled a little. :) She was completely unplanned, but God knows. Totally amazing.

6 comments:

Mom said...

Yep, the bib says it all -- Priceless. :) I'm praying for you, dear... I love you!

Anonymous said...

That child is precious and you know that I smile every time I see her. Oh, I am so sorry that you and Casey are going through health problems. I think UAMS is a wonderful idea. I will call you. I love you, dear one. Mamaw

Nicole Whaley said...

Praying....And you got it...that little one keeps you putting one foot after the other.

Deborah said...

God's plans are ALWAYS the best. Joshua "wasn't planned" either, but we know God had a special reason for his entrance into our life.

Praying for all of your "health stuff".

elizabeth said...

Rachel, sorry about all the health problems. I sure hope you guys can get some answers to simply feel better and have some peace of mind. Your sweet little girl is a doll!

Tiffany said...

Sorry to hear about all the health problems. How frustrating. And I completely relate to feeling like Job right now... So I'll be thankful for my very healthy body and you be thankful for your very loving husband!... ok?!?! :) Love you and I"ll be praying for you and Casey.