Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Please Pray...

...for our sweet #3. She has had some boys teasing her and her friends at school and it is beginning to take a toll on her. Today, I was called by the school nurse to come get her because this is the third day in a week she has come in with chest pain. The other day it was accompanied with dilated pupils and today she was sick to her stomach when she had the pain.

After taking her to the doctor today (who is concerned about her blood pressure and possibly passing out) and making an appointment to see a pediatric cardiologist, #3 told me that she starts to have chest pain at recess and especially at lunch (where she had burst into tears yesterday after listening to her friends being teased). Of course, I notified the principle and teacher, and the school counselor has talked to her and her friends to give them solutions on how to handle teasing and bullying. I believe the boys have been dealt with; however, I was told basically that it is none of my business to inquire about the consequences and that the school follows the "code of conduct" outlined in the student handbook. Blah, blah, blah. Apparently after a bus incident with a fifth grade boy harassing her along with all this, apologies are not part of the "code of conduct". Of course, I'm furious. But, right now #3 needs prayer to overcome this. It is very scary to her and she seems unable to get through recess and lunch without anxiety. Just the idea of it happening again is making her upset even though I have assured her that she can tell them to knock it off and get help from an adult if the problems persist. She has asked me to stay home from school or not have to go to recess and lunch! I'm really not looking to blow this out of proportion, but I am crying out to God for her mental peace and health. If you think of it please pray for her sometime from 11am-11:30 am (recess) and lunch (12:15-12:45). My heart is breaking for her and knowing she is suffering with this anxiety is testing everything inside me not to pull her out of school and keep her home. I don't know what to do and I don't know how I can send her there with the possibility she could get so sick that she passes out. We need a breakthrough....thanks for praying with us.


Natalie said...

It sounds like a panic attack. Jim had one a few years ago. We were driving along and all of a sudden he declares he thinks he's having a heart attack. Long story short (call me if you want the details), he called the doctor, described the symptoms and the doctor said it was a panic attack. He had a lot of stress at the time and it made sense. They occurred a few more times, but as soon as the stressed passed he never had another one.

We'll keep her in prayer. I feel for her.

Classic MaMa said...

Oh, my dear sweet #3! I have written those times on a sticky note. Scarlett and I will pray for her everyday until this problem is solved.

You are the bravest Mommy that I know. I admire you so much--you have no idea what an insipration you are, Melissa. You are doing an amazing job.

Beautiful Grace said...

Oh my, Classic, I just wrote the times on a sticky not as well. It's a God thing!!!!

Dear Melissa, I personally was teased, more like tormented at various times during my schooling and I now it hurts!!! I will pray as I remember her. Blessings and abundant grace to you and your sweet #3!!!

TCC said...

Totally praying with you for breakthrough and protection for her in the process - spirit, soul, mind and body.

It is not easy seeing our kids walk through stuff. I also understand being frustrated with a system. I don't know of any system created by humans that doesn't irk me at some point.

Anyway, my hearts cry is that through this, #3 will mature to a whole new level in her relationship with God.

I know for me, regarding my kiddos, that is the one thing that will always put a smile on my face.

Livin' Life said...

I will be praying too. Our school year isn't going well either. I think the enemy is out to attack our kids because the impact they are going to have on this generation. #3 is a history maker and a force to be reckoned with in the spiritual realm. The enemy wants to take her out early but we will all hedge her in and stand with you guys.

We will be praying, praying, praying!!!

Promises Fulfilled said...

I don't know if you did this or not with #3, but I felt to share this with you.

In the middle of second grade, I changed schools and I began to have a nervous stomach - it actually got worse in third grade - when I changed school again (from private to public and then to another private school). Anyway, I really do not know why I was nervous, but it got so bad in third grade, that I threw up every morning - either at home or at school - once on the bus. It was not a good situation.

Something that my mom did was to teach me scriptures that I could say when I started to get nervous - and it stayed with me throughout my whole life - there is just something about speaking the scriptures over yourself - or others! This really helped and I eventually got over the nervous stomach that year (not sure how long it lasted)

Anyway, you can ask the Lord what it might be for #3. The verses that I proclaimed were: Phil 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" and Phil 4:6-7 "Be anxious for nothing..."

I will be praying for your precious #3