gingerinTX

A place to keep up with the Consford family of San Augustine, Texas.

Our Lord has been so good to us.

Proverbs 16:3 "Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established."

Mar 23, 2010

One beautiful Culotte wearing Granddaughter

Meet Sammy Jo!  She is precious.  Let me tell you about her.  You will understand just how precious she is to our family.  Sammy Jo was born in Kelowna, British Columbia.  I was on my way, but Sammy Jo came a little early.  The ladies in the church took my place in being with Mandy, our daughter, during labor and delivery. Dave, our son-in-law, was out of town in school when this all happened.  I was on the airplane coming from Texas.  We both arrived at the hospital after all the action.  The pastor's wife and ladies from the church had been with Mandy for 24 hours.  Sammy Jo was a precious little dark haired baby with lots of hair.  I couldn't believe it - my first grandbaby!

Mandy nursed Sammy Jo, which is the reason she is alive today.  Sammy Jo had her first episode after getting a vitamin D shot.  The home nurses come to give each new born a shot a few days after going home.  Sammy Jo quit breathing.  We didn't have a car that day.  Mandy got a neighbor to take us to the clinic and then on to the ER.  After another shot, she was fine.  After a few months Mandy found out that Sammy Jo was allergic to the following: eggs, milk, soy, wheat, coconut, chocolate, goat's milk, nuts, animals, dust, mold, apples, cheese, and the list went on and on.  Sammy Jo grew up with a beautiful spirit.  She never one time fussed about foods she couldn't have.  She just said it would make her sick so she didn't want it.  She would just keep eating brocolli.

Every church activity that they attended, Sammy Jo had to leave in an ambulance.  She got around some one that had eaten things she was allergic to.   Kids would pick her up because she was so little.  Adults would kiss her on the face. . .

Sammy Jo's little sister Rachel took over with knowing just what the allergies were.  Before anyone had a chance to give Sammy Jo a cookie, a piece of candy, gum etc., Rachel would give the person the third degree.  Does this have eggs?  Does it have aspertame? Does it have nuts? . . .  Sammy Jo never was offended by any of this process.  She just didn't want to be sick.  All this was going on when Sammy Jo was 3 and Rachel 2.

At seven years of age, Sammy Jo is under the care of a Naturalpath.  They work diligently to  keep her allergies under  control.  Mandy is a special mom.  She does research, reads every label, keeps a very clean house, and whatever else it takes to help Sammy Jo live a rather normal life.  When they fly home to Texas, Mandy makes sure peanuts are not served on board their flight.  She carries an epi-pen at all times.  She takes their own snacks and drinks. It is their lifestyle.

"Those that be planted in the house of the LORD shall flourish in the courts of our God."  Ps 92:13

3 comments:

  1. What a beautiful post, Ginger! Mom had told me about the allergies, but I didn't know it was this severe. I have had only 2 students (out of several hundred now!) that have been this extreme, and it is rather frightening to be responsible for a child like this. What a blessing both of these cuties are.
    love you all, Pokey

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  2. I am so glad that her allergies are much better now than a few years ago. We have the occasional episode, but I am more prepared to deal with it. I have watched closely at as they treat her in the ambulance and in the hospital. I am glad she only has a few allergies now (eggs, nuts, cheese, sesame seeds and bananas, dogs). So much easier to avoid those few things!!!!

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