October 2000 – Only a month into the school year and Erica missed a week of school! Why? She caught pneumonia again and this time spent three days in the hospital. This made three years in a row that she wound up with pneumonia after going back to school.
This was the 1st time she had pneumonia twice within a month and we were concerned.
The Onset of Pneumonia
December 2000 – Here we go again. This is the third time this school year with pneumonia and the second stay in the hospital. She didn’t seem as resilient as in the previous years.
To compound matters, Michelle had to drive home to get some of Erica’s needed medical equipment so Erica could spend the night in the hospital!
Now we were better equipped than the hospital!
The next day, Michelle had to drive home again to get some of Erica’s Pedia Sure because the Hospital didn’t have any! (note to self: someday this story needs to be told).
She was discharged after a few days but this time we came home from the hospital with a new toy: an electric bed that goes up and down. You’ve probably guessed, Erica loved this, and so did we because she slept 200% better.
We were blessed being equipped to handle Erica’s needs spiritually, emotionally and physically! Although, 2000 was a difficult winter and we couldn’t avoid the feeling that this was a sign of things to come.
God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved; God shall help her, just at the break of dawn.