too much drama for this mama

You see this good lookin' young man?
He gave me quite a scare Tuesday afternoon!

He was having some blood drawn for the 3rd month in a row for some lab work his dermatologist ordered.
He'd never had blood drawn before this, so naturally, I was a little worried the first day we went.  You never know how people will react to something like that. 

I just hate to see him stuck with a needle and I'm glad it doesn't seem to bother him (yeah, so what if he's almost 18?  He's still my baby).  He has said each time that it didn't hurt, but regardless of that, he had some issues yesterday.  The first problem was the fact that the phlebotomist said his vein rolled and she had trouble getting the needle to stay in.  When she was about done, I could tell something was wrong with Dillan and asked if he was ok.  He commented that he was dizzy and the next thing I know, he's passing out!

I think normally when someone passes out, their eyes completely shut and they are out cold, but Dillan never did close his eyes.  We stopped him from falling forward, but he was in a trance-like state and unresponsive.  Naturally, I ran right over when I realized he was feeling bad and we tried to cool him off with a cold rag.  I'm sure I was all in those ladies' way, but I didn't care. 

He seemed to be coming around but then went out again.  The second time was worse and his hands started shaking.  I thought he was about to have a seizure and had to keep myself from running down the hall to the ER to hurry them up.  Instead, I chose to pray.  Well....to be honest, I did run to the door and was about to run down the hall, but I stopped myself.  Aren't you proud? ;) 

They had already called them by phone to come down there and check on him, but they just didn't get there fast enough for me.  Long story, short, he's ok.  But I hope I never witness anything like that again!  Dillan was as white as Edward Cullen!  And his eyes! Oh. My. Word!  I didn't know some one's pupils could get that dark and large.  It was all a reminder to me that I am definitely not cut out for the medical field.  No way, hosea!

Scott and my mom came to town so we could get Dillan home without him having to drive his car.  I took him to get a milk shake and doted on him all night.  I know he's practically grown, but I just couldn't help it.  Seeing my son like that scared me to death!  The child has only thrown up maybe one time in his entire life!  I'm not joking.  I'm not used to seeing him so sickly. 

That night when I was alone and thinking about what had happened, I thought about how much I love my son.  And then I thought about how much God must love me...and you....to give up his one and only son for us.  I can't comprehend that because I wouldn't give up my son for anyone.  There is nothing I wouldn't do for my child.  There is nothing I wouldn't do to help him in his time of need....even embarrass him after the fact by almost running down the hall to the ER ;)  And praying over him?  I don't think that embarrassed him, but I'm sure he felt like I over reacted.  But who knows....that prayer may have stopped an actual seizure.  I know that God hears me when I call out to him.  He hears you too, my friends.  There is NOTHING that you can't take to Him in prayer.....no matter how simple or silly it may be to someone.  He cares for us and watches everything that concerns us.


Patty Sumner said...

What a wonderful story analogy to God giving his son. Found your blog while browsing around. I am going to follow along. Looking forward to reading some more wonderful posts. I hope you will stop by and visit and hopefully along with me too. We have much in common. Blessings! I am so glad your son is doing better.

Eileen @ Cottage Beach House said...

Good thing you went with him, you are right, you never know how someone will react. I have a daughter who just turned 18 so I know where you are coming from. they are grown but still so young, and niave you know?
Glad he is OK

Lynn said...

He will be 40 and I will still call him my baby :) Yes...they are still so young that they think they are invinsible (sp?)from anything.

When he leaves for college this fall, it's going to be a major adjustment for me...he's an only child. But I'm kinda looking forward to an empty nest too..more time to blog - lol!