Saturday, October 17, 2009


Dear Friends,

We are dire need of God's intervention in the health of Isaiah right now. We spent the majority of the day yesterday (Friday) at Grand View's Emergency Room. He has had high fevers for a few days, the highest being 105.1. He has also had difficulty breathing and swallowing, and has white patches in his throat. His appetite and his urinary output are decreased. Isaiah was given IV fluids and antibiotics to cover anything that might be bacterial. We are still waiting on his blood culture and throat culture results. The pediatric ER doctor feels that he has just a really bad virus, and it is NOT influenza A (swine flu) or influenza B. Please pray for all of us that we will get over these infections, especially for Isaiah since he is only 7 months old. We have all had something---I had bronchitis, Josiah had bilateral ear and eye infections, Chris had an upper respiratory cold, and Isaiah also had eye infections. We are quite frustrated with everything that is going on. We will have to now limit contact with the outside world. We can't afford any more sickness. Please pray for our sanity and health. We would greatly appreciate it!

"My Grace is sufficient for thee; for My strength is made perfect in weakness..."
II Corinthians 12:9

1 comment:

  1. Hi Joy and family, I finally had a chance to check out all of your postings and it's a good thing that it is not busy here at work because I am welling up with tears. My heart breaks when I read about everything your family has been through in the last year. I admire your faith and your strength and I can't imagine how difficult it must be to maintain when you've had as many things thrown at you as you guys have had. It also brings back what it was like for us 5 years ago, all of the uncertainty, the Drs appointments, trips back and forth to CHOP, all of the therapies, the anticipation of what lies ahead,the financial burdens etc... It sounds like you guys have had much more to deal with than we did, and you also have another child to take care of as well. I know that we haven't know eachother that long, but if there is anything at all that I can do...other than continuing to pray for you all daily, PLEASE let me know! I would be happy to watch Josiah or make a meal for you or even accompany you down to CHOP. Or even if you just need a shoulder to cry on. I am off on Mondays and Fridays. My number is 267-371-3026. Please reach out to me anytime! Amy Gouge