I’m lying here just thinking.

And I’m sorry if you are reading this and are completely offended by what I’m about to say.


How in the hell does one kid have a severe kidney infection, an extra ureter, extreme fevers, a-typical febrile seizures and a virus effecting her brain ALL AT THE SAME TIME?

How does this happen to one little girl?

Our nurse joked that this was the perfect storm of crazy illnesses, diagnosis and symptoms but SERIOUSLY! Have you ever heard of such insanity?

I just sit here all day, watching our sick baby girl and wonder how in the hell did we get here? She woke up Saturday morning with a simple fever! I was doing laundry! I had a list a mile long of things to do that day! Chris had the other two at the zoo and they were having a blast when WHAM! SEIZURE! 911! AMBULANCE! ER! PICU! FEVER! VIRUS! INFECTION! BIRTH DEFECT! WTF?

Terri asked me today if I’ve cried. Besides the intense sobbing I did during the 911 call+ambulance ride+multiple seizures I have only let a few tears trickle out. But now I’m just pissed! Why does all this crazy intense stuff always seem to happen to us?


11 thoughts on “WTF?

  1. I have no answers for you (not that you really need any from the general anonymous public) but I am really so so so so so so so sorry you are going through this with your precious little one. You are right – it isn’t the way it should be. And I’m sorry it is happening in your family.

  2. Oh, sweetie. All I can say is hang in there. And cry if you need to. Sounds like you have a ton of support there, and I know The Big Man is certainly on your side. Don’t forget to lean on Him. Love ya!

  3. If there’s any relief from today is that you finally have an answer. You may not like the answer, but it is an answer nonetheless. It’s also an answer to the many prayers said for the doctors/nurses/-oligists to find out what’s going on with Parker. My new prayers are for treatment, recouperation, and the return of the sparkplug that we all enjoy reading/seeing about.
    Hang in there Allen Family!!! After the storm – the rainbows appear.

  4. WTF indeed!

    Holy hell. You guys have had such a run of it this year. Even before Parker, you had Chris in the hospital, and Gray in the hospital too? I can’t even remember. Are you the only one who hasn’t been hospitalized this year? Seriously, that is messed up.

    I’m glad you’re getting mad about it, because that should keep you from getting depressed. I thank God that you have an answer, but OMG I thought you had an answer when they found the UTI. So I hope you have ALL your answers right now.

  5. Hang in there…thoughts and prayers are coming your way. From experience I am sure you are running on pure adrenalin – be sure when you get home to take a time to get it all out and let people help. I know it is hard to ask for help but please do and take a little time for yourself when you are home and everything is ok.

  6. I wish that I were closer and could be part of the awesome support group that has gathered around you. (As much as you’d love help from a complete stranger, lol.) I’m sending all my thoughts and virtual hugs your way. I hope Parker comes home quickly.

  7. Oh Jodie, that is too much for one little lady- and her mommy too! We are prayer that Parker is up and playing with her brother & sister in no time!
    I have an extra ureter too, didn’t know this until I was an adult…..

  8. I’m a follower of Lyndsay’s blog and I saw her ask for prayers for your daughter today. I’ve been catching up on what’s going on and this particular post, I could have (and I think I have actually!!) written myself! My little boy is 3 yrs old and he has a chromosome abnormality, Celiac Disease, Epilepsy, and PDD-NOS!!!! I will echo you and say WTF?!?! He’s just a baby! He’s been through more in his short life, than I’ve been in my nearly 30 yrs of life and it sucks. He was just hospitalized 2 weeks ago for seizures. He was having them every 10-15 minutes, and like Parker, the first 2 were the worse :( He’s on 3 seizures meds and Keppra makes him VERY crazy. In fact, we say it like “Keppra!!” b/c it makes him very weird and dramatic! lol! Anyway, I’m praying for your daughter. I know what it’s like to be hit with so much at once. It’s just not fair!!

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