Thanksgiving was dramatic for our family this year, it good ways and not-so-fun ways. First, we went to Tennessee to the beautiful Eden Ridge missionary retreat center in Crab Orchard. WOW, what a place! It's definitely the nicest cabin/chalet I've ever stayed in. While focusing on missionaries, it is available to the public at reduced rates and worth every penny and more! The views are incredible, and the cabins are gorgeous. It's only about 5 hours from us, although with Thanksgiving traffic it took quite a bit longer. The drive through the Smokies was stunning, though, and there was even some color left on the trees!
So the not-so-fun stuff: We had to take Seth to Urgent Care last Tuesday night, ER on Thanksgiving Day in TN and a clinic appointment this past Tuesday. He's had two blood draws and dozens of labs, another blood draw today, and a scan of his abdomen at some point today. It's been 12 days and nights of him complaining about his belly button hurting. He definitely had an infection, with significantly raised white blood cells and platelets, which was gradually getting better, but he's still crying and literally writhing at night (very little sleep around here right now). Please pray the scan and lab work today will help diagnose what's wrong with the poor guy, and that he'll feel better either way!