But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD's love is with those who fear him and his righteousness with their children's children . . . Psalm 103:17

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Seth back on oxygen

Sadly, this cold has been pretty brutal on our kids, Seth especially - unlike recent colds, when he seemed to do better than most of them. He's on some oxygen right now because his blood oxygenation level dipped down into the low- to mid-80%'s. He's also had a very distressing dry cough for three days now. It obviously hurts him to cough because he cries and says "Owie!" Some of his coughing fits result in him throwing up. That's happened at least a couple of times each day since Thursday (today is Saturday our time, actually Sunday at 12:46 a.m.). I'm up because of another one of his coughing/crying fits. He's been immunized against whooping cough/pertussis, and he doesn't have the "whooping" desperate intake of air after he coughs, so it looks like this is just another viral cold.

Huge praises:
(1) We have a quiet portable oxygen concentrator we just hooked up for the first time
(2) Seth is tolerating the cannula
(3) Gavin and I are staying well
(4) Will, who was the first one with this cold, is almost completely over it. It's been about 8 days for him.
(5) Seth's lungs are "moving air well" and sound clear, although he is breathing fast.
(6) There are grandparents just up the road. :)

Prayer requests:
(1) That Seth's coughing fits would cease so he can rest well and be pain-free
(2) That he'll get all the oxygen he needs for a deep, healing sleep
(3) That Gavin and I continue to stay healthy and sane, and that the other kids get over this quickly
(4) That Seth won't have to be on oxygen tomorrow night. Last night he was fine, thankfully. We hope and pray he will be back to that level again tomorrow night. Today during the day he was in the "okay" range of oxygenation, but not great. He was at about 90% whenever I checked him. He's normally mid-90's when he's healthy.

Okay, gotta go sleep while I can!

Love and gratitude,

P.S. Isaac has a cough but is not slowed down at all by it. :)

Gavin, Carrie, Isaac, Will, David, Marcie, Seth, & Grace Jones

Gavin, Carrie, Isaac, Will, David, Marcie, Seth, & Grace Jones

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