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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Yesterday was not a good day. I was in the ER again from 1a - 1p, and found myself driving home at 1:45 a.m. crying my eyes out.

My sister texted me around 11pm to let me know that Elijah had passed away. Pleases, please, please say a prayer for Aaron and Katie, his parents. I cannot imagine the pain and loss that they are experiencing right now. And, just 9 days from Christmas? Every Christmas for the rest of their lives they will be reminded that they lost their sweet, newborn baby boy during the holidays. Pray that God will wrap them up in His arms and just hold them tight. There are no words to say to make them feel better, but I pray that they can lean on Him through this loss. I pray that God strengthens their new marriage and that they can find peace that their baby is with Him now.

Then, a baby was brought in by EMSA. The story was that dad found him choking on formula and then the baby basically stopped breathing. He was down for far too long and EMSA worked on him a long time to bring him back. When he got to the ER, he was just a shell of a baby. No life in his eyes. His chest only moving due to the ventilator pumping air into him. The story didn't match up. But, regardless of the reason, this baby will not make it.

Sorry for the downer of a post. But, while we're all celebrating with our families this coming week, just say a little prayer or send some warm thoughts for these families who are struggling to just get out of bed and go on with life.

6 comments:

Mrs. Dimple said...

Erin, you have such a good heart. My prayers are said for both families.

Stephanie said...

I imagine there are many difficult cases that come through the ER, but babies must be the hardest. So tragic.

My prayers are with Elijah's parents. What terrible heartache.

K and/or K said...

My thoughts are with you and the family.

Blakely and Mike said...

Erin,

We don't know each other, and to be honest I have no idea how I found your blog, but I just love reading about your journeys. I work in an ER as well and unfortunately know the hardships that come with being in medicine. I also know you will have triple the number of successful stories. Praise God. You will touch so many lives in your career. Good luck.

My prayers are with you and your family.

mrs.leah.maria said...

Oh my word, I'm just getting caught up. I'll be praying for you, your sis and the family.

Jeremy and Mindy said...

omg, erin, omg....I'm in tears, absolute tears, I'll pray...