Monday, July 27, 2009


First and foremost, please continue to keep Stellan in your prayers. We need to pray for complete healing, wisdom for his doctors, and peace for his family

We started VBS this week at our church, so this will be a busy week. But this is definitely one of my favorite weeks of the entire summer. (However, this year we are expecting to have rain everyday. It makes "game" time the extreme challenge! HA!)

And to top it all of, my afternoon we spent at the doctor's office with Kate. She's a sick little girl right now. We have to do this EVERY four hours for the next three days.

Kate's been struggling with a cough for several days...actually almost a week. We weren't seeing much improvement with over the counter meds. And today when she was taking a nap, Michael and I both realized how extremely fast she was breathing. We took her to the doctor within the hour.
Her oxygen level wasn't where it needed to be and the doc said her pulse was DOUBLE what it should be. Her heart was racing.
And although this is NOTHING in comparison to what Stellan is faced with, I got a small glimpse of what it feels like to have a child who's heart is beating faster than it should.

We had to do a total of three breathing treatments before we ever left the doctors office AND they gave her liquid steroids to help get her pulse/breathing under control.

She has a long road to recovery, but we're thankful that we got her to the doctor when we did. Our prayer at this point is that her body will respond well to the meds and that she won't begin to develop any infection. If she does, the doctor warned she'd end up with pnemonia.

For now, she just wants her daddy close by (and me occasionally) :)

1 comment:

  1. I'm so sorry to hear about this. I do pray for her complete healing in her body. 1 Peter 2:24 is good to stand on. Love the hands photo.