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. 


Wed - throwing up ... again

Wow!  This is getting old.  I keep wondering if it's something more than a virus.  It's just odd.  The only thing that make me think it might be a virus is that his brother has been sick too.  Also in a weird sporadic manner.

I could type details, but basically for Joshua, he has been sick in the morning - usually after breakfast.  He is fine by lunch and has been eating well.  I've wondered if it is a reaction to something.  We are going to cut out all milk for 3 days to see if it is a lactose issue.  He has been sick on Fri, Sun, Tue and now today.

I talked with the on-call endocrinologist this morning and she has advised that we keep our doctor appointment today.  I hate to take him in if he has a virus and have prayed for clear answers.

UPDATE:  Well, I guess this is my answer.  One of them anyway.  Rebecca is sick too.  Same type of sickness so I'm guessing we have a virus here.  I've cancelled Joshua's appt for the day.  Hoping we can get it rescheduled soon. 

Please pray for health for our family.  I really don't want this making the rounds - especially for as many days as it has been going on.  Thank you!

Would you pray for healing for our sweet boy?

Thank you,