Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Remember when I mentioned that (among all my woes) my husband was having foot surgery last week?

Well, he had it on Friday, and it was a success. When the doctor came to see him right before his surgery, she asked if he was ready, and I said, "but it's gone." And she looked at me and said, "Gone?" To which I replied, "Gone."

She looked at it, and sure enough, she confirmed it was gone. The sack was empty, but still there. She commented that she didn't understand how it would have disappeared so quickly, and that even the cortisone shot my husband got wouldn't have caused it to disappear! My husband replied to her that we believe in miracles, and we've been praying.

She still went in and removed the sack the cyst was in, and when she did, she found a pea-sized neuroma with nerves that had embedded itself into his muscle, but it's all been removed, and he has had almost no pain! NONE! Praise God for his wondrous works! He is amazing! He is powerful! He is mighty! He performs miracles! He is God, and really -- who can argue with that?

But the enemy wouldn't allow us to celebrate too hard, because Saturday, Hunter came home from his grandparent's home with a fever of 102. I couldn't break with, and by midnight, it was 105.8! We placed him in a tepid bath, called his doctor, medicated him some more, broke it down to 101, and kept fighting the fever through Monday. It ping-ponged back and forth from 100 to 104.

Yesterday, we took him to the doctor and then we took him to get blood work. It took three adults to hold him down, and a fourth to draw blood. It didn't work the first time, and they had to try again in the other arm. They took 3 vials of "straight blood", and a fourth vial that had some black stuff in it so that they could grow a culture, or something like that.

Needless to say, it was very traumatic. Then, today, my husband took him to get a chest x-ray to rule out pneumonia again. The x-ray came back clear, but the blood work came back with a low white-blood-cell count... so he has to repeat the blood work on Thursday.

Today is the first day my baby boy didn't have a full-blown fever throughout the night and into the day, but he's still not feeling great, and his temperature is hovering between 99.8 and 100 degrees.

I'll update you on how he's doing when we hear more, but your prayers would be coveted!!!

Finally, my wonderful, amazing, most talented IT lady was able to save many of our pictures, and said she would try to save the rest, along with my book! Woohoo! God continues to be great and merciful! I am so thankful and blessed!

Have a wonderful day ... and hey! Find something to praise God about! Even the little stuff counts!


Org Junkie said...

Wow such fun to read about so many blessings! I'm so happy for you and your pictures!

Shalee said...

Oh yay God on so man counts! I'm praying for your sweet boy right now!

BethC said...

Awesome report on your husband!
I wanted to let you know that my son had the same thing happen about a month ago and it boiled down to being a fever virus. The doctors couldn't find anything and the fever eventually broke after four days. Since then I've heard from several people of the same symptoms with their kids. The hard part is just getting through it. So I pray that Hunter gets over it quickly!

Susanne said...

The same way God touched your hubby, He can touch Hunter! Praying for that little babe that he would be back to full health from top to bottom.

Molly Coddled said...

Praying and praising both at the same time!!!

emilymcd said...

Wow! You have a lot going on in your life. May you continue to see God's mercies through these crazy days.

melanie said...

My word, GiBee! I'm sending good thoughts your way.

Rocks In My Dryer said...

Poor Hunter. My oldest son had lots of high fevers when he was Hunter's age--he was just always prone to them, and he outgrew them when he was about 4.

Kim said...

God is a good God!

Anonymous said...

With every praise you gave to God my heart grew lighter and I felt more and more thankful myself. I am so glad that He has blessed your husband and pray that your little guy will come through all of this testing with no problems. God bless you all. Thanks for the reminder to be thankful!

Le Anne

Stacey said...

God is a great God and able to do way more than we can ever ask or think GiBee! I will certainly be in prayer for your son's quick healing.

Our Father has his life...and his healing in the palm of His hands.

Hang in there! Praise the Lord for your other good reports!

Please keep us posted on your lil' baby.

Heather Smith said...

Yay that God is working miracles in your life!
And I'm sure He has one in the wings for Hunter as well. Praying for him right now!

Beth/Mom2TwoVikings said...

Wow! Praise report - prayer needed - praise report! You sure know how to turn a phrase and write it well! *wink*

Praise God for your hubby's great report! What a witness to the doc! LOL Sorry to hear your little man is ill. So is mine - but his trouble is on the diaper end and no fever (as of yet).

Praying for both of our guys healings and strength and stamina for us! (((hugs)))

Jana (sidetrack'd) said...

Poor Hunter! Praying that the fever breaks, the infection goes away, and he is back to himself soon.

Yay, God for the healing in your husbands foot and the fact that you were able to witness to the doctor!

And yay, IT lady that the pictures are being recovered; I'm sure you are thrilled to have them back!

God is good!

Sandy said...

Oh my, oh my! I just got over to read this post. I pray by now things have really calmed down - Hunter is better and hubby is recovering!
You've been thru the wringer, girl!

LvlyRita said...

God does work all things together for His glory, teaching us deep things about ourselves and Himself as we go along.

flippflop said...

I hope he gets to feeling better soon hon. Glad to hear the good news about the hubby.