Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Late Wed Update

Thank you for your prayers.  Things seem fine again - as they have the other times.  So far, this is the 4th day for Joshua being sick.  Poor little guy.  He has had a great attitude about it all too.

My moring started with being woken up by Isaiah to let me know that Joshua had gotten sick.  Isaiah stayed with me and helped me to clean things up too.  I thought that was really sweet - and not something all of mine would have willingly done.  LOL  I've found God to be gracious in giving me a peaceful spirit about all the yuck I've had to deal with this week.  That has been a blessing.  I wish I could say that this was true all the time.  So much to learn. 

Joshua and Rebecca spent most of the day in their rooms.  They both read books and worked puzzles.  Joshua has gotten good use from the gifts he has been given while he has been sick.  He worked on the neatest puzzle today - it's a globe worked in 3D.  I'll try to take a pic and post it soon.  It's very neat!

By lunch, both the sick children were wanting to eat.  They felt fine by afternoon and have been eating well.  It's a curious virus that is for sure. 

Joshua's numbers today were pretty good considering he was sick.  He last number though was his first official LOW.  It was 68.  I was stunned to see that come up.  So was he.  I asked him how he felt and he said his head felt a little funny.  I explained to him that this was what a low felt like.  That anytime he was feeling not quite right that he should let us know so we could test him and see how his blood sugar numbers were doing.  We gave him a juice box and a strong snack.  I expect better numbers at 2am. 

For now, I'm hoping and praying that we are done with throw up and diarrhea.  I really don't want anyone to get sick any more!  I'm thankful it's not worse, but it has been going on for over a week now.  I really thought we were done with it last week. 

I did talk again with the doctor today.  His appt is rescheduled for the 14th.  That was the soonest they could see us.  I really wish it were earlier, but this will be when it is.  In the meantime, we just keep an eye on things and send in his numbers weekly. 

More later.  It's time for sleep. 



  1. healthyhomeschoolJuly 2, 2009 at 4:11 AM

    Oh, Leslie. I would say that "I know how that is" -- meaning the throwing up and diarrhea and having multiple children for it to work through, but you have a big extra going on too. My heart goes out to you.

    I hope the virus is done!

    It seems like you are really getting a handle day by day on Joshua's readings and how to interpret his feelings, and helping him to do the same. You all are doing a wonderful job. I am impressed. I don't think I would be so on top of things.

    Big Hugs, and still praying for you all,


  2. Oh my, Leslie! So much happening since I checked in last time. I'm so sorry for all that's been going on, especially with the illnesses and Joshua's new diagnosis. I can't imagine holding it all together! We'll be praying for things to settle into the "new normal" and that your family can find some peace and calm waters ahead very soon to relax and refresh a little.

  3. Lynn and RK - Thanks! Your words encourage me!

    Hugs to both of you!




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