Battle Scars

by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on March 1, 2011

It’s after 3:00 in the morning and I can’t sleep.
My son lies in a hospital bed, after a battle that has left him scarred….

Saturday afternoon Zach went from looking as if he could take on anything thrown his way to complaining of severe stomach pain. Rest is what I believed he needed. But, he was beginning to feel scared.

You shall lie down, and none will make you afraid.

By today my poor Zach was in so much pain that he cried every time he moved.

The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles.

He fought. Hard.

And won.

Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the LORD delivers him out of them all.
He guards all of his bones; not one of them is broken.

I praise God that He protected my son against broken bones, but the three scars Zach now has on his abdomen?

Those are battle scars.

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JenniferG-Hip As I Wanna Be March 1, 2011 at 7:45 am

So frightening! I’m glad he is better and that you caught it in time. Must be one of the worst mom moments that you’ve ever had… ((hugs))


Mary@Everyday Baby Steps March 1, 2011 at 7:52 am

Poor little guy. And you, too, mom. I know that had to be scary. You were a great mom through it all. ISo happy he’s better.
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real life sarah March 1, 2011 at 8:34 am

Oh, wow, so scary. Praise God that you caught it and that he came through OK.
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Felicia March 1, 2011 at 9:25 am

Our God is so big! I’m so thankful that he is ok! Praying for you guys.
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Lolli @ Better in Bulk March 1, 2011 at 10:17 am

I can’t imagine how scary (and tiring!) that was for both of you yesterday. I am so glad that it’s all taken care of now, and that he can rest and recover. YOU need some rest and recovery time, too!
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Liz March 1, 2011 at 10:58 am

So glad to hear that your sweetie is recovering — you too momma!
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Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting March 1, 2011 at 11:06 am

Oh I know what you’re feeling, how difficult it is to see our children with a scar or healing from an injury. Surgery, oh hell yeah, that’s so hard to witness our children go through. He will be fine, sweetheart, he will. Get some rest, honey.

And man oh man, you and Ray make beautiful children, LOOK at that child? Gah. GORGEOUS!
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MommaDJane March 1, 2011 at 11:09 am

So glad he is doing better now, resting peacefully without so much pain. Wishing him fast healing!
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Tonya Staab March 1, 2011 at 11:13 am

Poor little guy. I’m so glad he’s feeling better though. Appendicitis is painful, I can only imagine how scary it was for him, and you too. Hugs to all.
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Caryn B March 1, 2011 at 11:30 am

Christine….I’m so glad everything went well. I can’t imagine how scary that was…Praying for a quick recovery


Heidi March 1, 2011 at 11:39 am

Wow. Praise God for doctors figuring it out swiftly and I’ll pray for fast healing. I share a similar scar (they just did one big one back in my day) with Zach, I never looked at the event from my moms perspective though.
Many hugs,


Lisa March 1, 2011 at 12:04 pm

I am so happy things went so well! Peanut had appendicitis and from the time of diagnoses until I brought him home was a trial for me emotionally. Praying for a swift recovery and for your peace of mind.
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Andrea March 1, 2011 at 12:23 pm

God IS Good, ALL praise and glory to our divine healer! We love our Zach and we love you.

“With every breath I take in, I’ll tell you I’m grateful again. And the storm may swell, even then it is well and you are good.”


Gena Morris March 1, 2011 at 12:24 pm

Glad it went well! I had appendicitis and share those 3 scars. I hope you all recover quickly!
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melissa March 1, 2011 at 12:28 pm

wishing a speedy recovery to zach…and to you!!


Shana March 1, 2011 at 12:34 pm

So glad he is doing well. I hope he has a speedy recovery. *HUGS*
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Sandy Jenney - Organize with Sandy March 1, 2011 at 1:32 pm

So glad you got it when you did. I was watching things unfold last night and was wondering how he did. Wish I would have seen it first thing when you mentioned how bad he seemed.
I’ve seen plenty of appy kids walk into our peds office… bent over.. looking green. As soon as you see them walk in.. we know.. get moving cuz this child is heading to surgery.
You did good… rest, he’ll be fine now.


Susan (5 Minutes for Mom) March 1, 2011 at 1:53 pm

What a miracle that you all caught it in time and that he’s okay.

But what a scary time for you all. I’m so happy it’s behind you now.
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Andrea (Lil-Kid-Things) March 1, 2011 at 3:56 pm

I am so sorry he had to go through this, but SO thankful that he is ok.
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Amber March 1, 2011 at 4:19 pm

Wow. I am so sorry, but glad he is doing better.


Shannon's Tales of Motherhood March 3, 2011 at 11:30 pm

I know the feeling all so well.It’s been 31 days today that my 15yr old son had open heart surgory.He has a scar and is doing very good.I must admit I was ok the entire time becuase I knew how God is good and I knew everything would turn out good.
I’m so glad your son is doing good,your such a good mother.
Your son is so cute.
Take care,
shannpf1977 @ yahoo dot com


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