Two sick kids at Sick Kids

So tomorrow we will have 2 sick kids at Sick Kids hospital. Remember how I said that Sarah had been drinking lots? Well I took her to a walk-in clinic today and they pricked her finger to check her blood sugar levels and they were so high the monitor wouldn’t read it. The dr was so kind and said the best place for her was Sick Kids and wanted me to take her to the emerg there. So after giving Sarah and I hugs (she did!!) off we went.

And there after doing some test on her, the dr came in and told me that Sarah has type 1 diabetes. My beautiful sweet Sarah. Never in a million years would I have imagined this.

And we feel like we’ve been hit by a Mac Truck… I took Sarah in today to rule diabetes out – not get a diagnosis!!!

Jason said to me tonight that God never gives you more than you can handle – and isn’t it crazy what you can handle? But I’m not so sure I am handling this.

So I went back and read my post from the other night to remind myself that the danger of all dangers would be to lose trust and confidence in the mercy of God. And God must have been trying to prepare me because I had read this verse this morning…

2 Corinthians 4:8
We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair, persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed.

And its true. This diagnosis for Sarah hurts and it doesn’t make sense and we hate it – but I know we are not forsaken.

To God be the glory.

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26 thoughts on “Two sick kids at Sick Kids

  1. Dear Jason and Lisa;
    When I read your post today it brought back memories for me and I just had to write to encourage you! There are advantages of being “older” – one of the biggest ones of course is being blessed with grandkids πŸ™‚ but the really Big One is that I can look back on my life (as there are many years) and see how God has walked with Chuck and I through all our life experiences. Some experiences that we never dreamed we could endure and yet HE WAS ALWAYS there. He always gives you the strength you need and I love the verse in Romans 8:26 “…for we know not how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words;” How many times I have “rested” in the comfort of this verse. The Family of God is lifting up your burden before the Lord – rest in His Love.

  2. I so wish there was something to say that would make things better. As everyone else is saying – it’s true – my heart ACHES for you and I cry(quite literally too) with you. I am so sorry to hear this news and I’ve been thinking about you all day. God knows what’s going on.
    I love you and pray for Grace and Mercy and Peace for you all as you get through this – because you will get through this.
    Love you lots

  3. It is sad to read this disappointing news. But I give thanks that you are at sick kids and that is the best place for both your young girls. May God shelter you and your whole family under His wings at this very challenging time. Lots of prayers are going up for you all.
    I also pray that you may still have a blessed Christmas!

    Your cousin,
    Nancy

  4. Oh LIsa, my heart ached reading this recent update. So much is happening all at once and we don’t always know why things happen as they do…but rest assured that God is lifting you up at this time through the faithful prayers of those who surround you! What a blessing that you had the foresight to see the symptoms and that she was at Sick Kids with you to get the testing done…that in itself is all a blessing! God will carry you through this too!
    You ARE loved!!!

  5. Maybe it’s time to let the higher up know you can’t handle any more! My heart is breaking for you guys but as we know if anyone can handle crisis you two can!!! I am praying for a very quiet 2013 for you guys and for it to start now!

  6. My heart aches for you guys with this new news. Continuing to pray for you all as you go through this with Sarah. God will indeed give you & Jason the strength you need to get through this. We love you guys!

  7. Lisa and Jason.

    Our hearts and prayers go out to you. Your children will have the best care possible at Sick Kids. You guys are so strong. You inspire us every day. Love to you all.

    Richard and Liz

  8. So sad to hear this news about Sarah. It is so much to take on at one time for you and Jason especially so close to Christmas. Continued thoughts and prayers with you and your family.

  9. Lisa and Jason.
    My heart goes out to both of you. I wept for the chaos that you are going through – and now Sarah.
    If there is ANYTHING we can do to help – please let us know. Diabetes is totally livable – but there will be a lot of learning to do… please let me know if anything is not registering – I’ve had it for 28 years now and it is a glitch that God gives to those He know is able.
    Thanks to both of you showing amazing life and love.
    Praying for all of you.
    Dave

  10. Praying, friend. Such a range of emotions…weep with those who weep, mourn with those who mourn, but yes, to God be the glory, and that has what you have done and continue to do. Grace and peace, Lisa. You guys are loved!

  11. My heart hurts for you guys, but seeing the example you are of trusting in Christ, unconditionally in the midst of very hard trials, that makes my heart smile πŸ™‚ If only we could see the big picture and know God’s plans. But we do know, as you said, it is all for HIS glory!
    Praying for you guys, especially for both of your precious little girls.

  12. Dear Lisa, I wish I could be there to give you a big hug. Be assured the Prayer Circle is widening. God will see you through this too.

  13. Lisa, God knows what an amazingly strong and faithful couple you and Jason are; He knows exactly what He is doing. Example – already being at Sick Kids with Sarah with the best doctors! Continuing to pray for wee Ava; I’m assuming all is still well having her chest sewn up. You have a long row to hoe, but you can do it with His guidance. How are YOU feeling after having Ava? I’ll keep on praying until there is nothing to pray about! God bless all of you ❀

  14. Oh Lisa, when you wrote the other day how thirsty Sarah has been,..I thought….why yes she askes more than anyone , to go to the fountain. But honestly I thought she liked to go out in the hall and look to see if her brothers were around. And I did not even think of mentioning it.
    Stay strong,
    Melinda

  15. Lisa, I am amazed at how this is all happening at once…God is doing something so huge here. We are praying that through it all you and Jason rely fully and heavily on the EVERLASTING arms, that He brings you comfort knowing that He is at the helm of it all. Please continue to know we are all lifting your enitre family up in our prayers. We are praying that you do not lose sight of His goodness and that your faith is nothing but strengthened through this refinement. To God be the glory for the things He is doing through the Colley family!!!

  16. My heart is heavy for you my friend. I know God will get you through this! Praying for you, Jason, Sarah and Ava everytime God brings you to mind.

  17. I am in tears reading this! Prayers for courage and strength will go up for you and Jason. God is able but I will ask Him to consider some mercy, too!
    Sheila

  18. Oh, Lisa. Struck down but not destroyed. Devastated but faithful. You are such an example of God’s grace, true faith. You and Jason need to know that God is shining through you to others around you, those of us praying and reading your blog, your family and the people at the hospital that are watching and pondering what you are all about. Read John 15. Remain in Him, my friend. Apart from Him, we can do nothing. Wishing I was there to share your burden. E.

  19. Oh Lisa, what a trying time for you and your girls. Your posts inspire me with the strength and courage you hold despite the challenges you are faced with. Its a blessing that Diabetes is a managed disease so rest assured she will be well managed with some insulin. Can i just say that you ROCK that through the midst of Ava’s complicated health struggles, you still had your eye on Sarah and caught this early. A clear sign that none of your children are ever far from your heart or your mind. blessings.
    Vanessa

  20. Lisa, we are SO sorry to hear about Sarah’s diabetes! We are praying for you all….. praying so much for you and Jason! We just can’t imagine..how you must feel like this is all heaped upon you. God is there with you, holding your hand and walking through it all with you. It all seems too much, and unfair, even watching from the outside we’re having to remind ourselves that He is in control, and He holds you all in his hands.
    Much love and prayers coming your way. Hugs.

  21. Dear Lisa,
    I am shocked as I read this update. Praying for both your sweet girls. Be strong mama, you are amazing. You CAN do this too!! Hugs, hugs and more hugs…..
    Marie

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