Miracle on Facebook (?)
V? What? What’s Wrong with you?
Since when do you associate miracles, or anything good for that matter, with Facebook?
Yeah, I know.
But no, I’m not drunk, I’m not insane and Mark Zuckerberg has not hacked my blog to make his biggest non-fan seem like she’s now kissing FB’s ass.
Here’s the deal…
I’ve Finally Found A Use For Facebook
Ya’ heard me.
That alone is bloody amazing.
So here’s the story.
Being an only child who’s shied away from cousins the past 20 years, and being a hermit who’s too busy taking care of her own family and working from home to actually get out and socialize with friends, when the shit hit the fan this weekend, I felt pretty alone in the drama.
When the ER doctor and a CT Scan both confirmed my almost 16 year old brilliant daughter had appendicitis, i remembered something I’ve learned from two of my blogging sistahs, Christal and Kathleen.
When in need, ask others to pray for you.
At almost 6pm, after being transported to another hospital for surgery and not seeing the surgeon yet, I sent out a call for prayers and so many on facebook answered I wanted to cry.
As the hours dragged on and my girl was being pumped with morphine and antibiotics, being put on hold while sicker patient were cared for, I found support from my facebook circle of friends.
As more hours passed and she got better, though they starved her and unintentionally emotionally traumatized her in the name of helping her, we waited on the surgeons to make decisions about making decisions. I thought I’d lose my mind, end up in the psychiatric ward one floor above us, but my friends, some i’ve known many years offline and some i’ve barely known 2 years online, helped me keep my sanity and continued to offer prayers and their help.
Vanessa came home last night. Appendix intact. The antibiotics has cleared up the infection, and though she’s still on antibiotics as a precaution and we have to watch her like a hawk until her scheduled appendectomy in 4 weeks, she’s home. Able to eat. Comfortable. Scared. But home with family.
So yes, I finally found a use for Facebook.
And yes, I have to associate it with this miracle that my child went into the ER with appendicitis and within 12 hours, instead of her condition getting worse, it improved.
There really was no way I could reach out to so many friends so easily if it weren’t for Facebook connecting us all.
A special thank you to all you wonderful people who prayed for us. I won’t forget this day and yes, I’ll probably ask you again in 4 weeks. Please know I’m always here to offer the same.