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

Thursday, April 9, 2015

We've turned the corner!!

We've been blessed with an easier afternoon with happier, healthier kids. This morning was scary because Gracie was working harder to breathe and was obviously very uncomfortable, whimpering a lot. It turned out that she has a ear infection, so the antibiotics for that should also wipe out any potential secondary bacterial infection in the lungs, Lord willing! She was so much better this afternoon, although that seems too fast for the antibiotics to have done their job yet. Tonight she was off oxygen again for hours, running around the house and even jumping and grinning a bit. WHAT A DIFFERENCE!! She's definitely still sick, though, and we put her on a little bit of oxygen for sleeping since everyone's saturations tend to drop while they sleep, so we still greatly appreciate prayer.

Seth is a lot better, too, as is his thrush. He's way down on his oxygen needs and still satting in the mid-90's on the lowest setting of his concentrator. Praise God! (And I do not say that flippantly: There is nothing like illness to make us grateful for good health.)

I have had a worse day today, so I would appreciate continued prayers that I will get better as well. Gavin has been a trooper, and it would be really nice if he could go back to work tomorrow and fly on Saturday. We'll see.

Will is also doing fine now. His fever broke yesterday afternoon, so he should be able to come home tomorrow morning. He talked to me on the phone tonight and I could hear him tell Debbie, "That's Mommy in there!" as he pointed to the phone. So cute!

David, meanwhile, is potty-training at his temporary home! Gracie also did #2 in the potty today all on her own initiative. She just told me she needed to use the potty, and she sat down and did it! I was shocked.

Lord willing, we'll all be back together by tomorrow. I sure hope and pray no further strains of virus afflict any of us.

Love and gratitude,

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

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

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