Thursday, January 1, 2009

Pray for Charlie

**Update: We don't know anything new--the Doctor hasn't called, so we're frustrated but we're hoping no news is good news. The on-call Dr. said to give her the antibiotics we were given yesterday and keep Motrin in her. Her fever has only been up once today and she seems more like herself...minus sleep. She hasn't slept more than an hour all day. I'll update when we hear. Thanks for praying!


Can I ask you to pray for my little girl? After battling a cold for a month I took her back to the doctor yesterday. She had a high fever the day before and in an attempt to get an antibiotic (finally!) we went in. Her doctor listened to her, looked at her, and then decided that since she was clearly very sick but we couldn't tell why, to do some more tests. She drew blood, did a flu test, and a chest x-ray. Her first thought was that it was pneumonia. The x-ray was clear. Flu test was negative. Ears and throat were fine. She wrote me an antibiotic and sent us home. Two hours later the doctor called me. She said to come back to the office right away to do more blood work. Charlie's white blood cell count was through the roof. Dr. Fowers said normal infection counts range between 8,000 and 16,000 and Charlie's was 37,000. You can imagine how scary it was and is. Please pray that whatever it is we know soon so we can help her. I called a babysitter first, hoping to be able to leave Ty to finish his nap instead of taking on what it would be like if that couldn't happen. Thankfully she got there in ten minutes so I could leave. While we were at the office, they drew more blood, got a urine sample, and gave Charlie two mega antibiotic shots. She started feeling better yesterday and then did better last night. My parents and sister turned around from their trip to see my brother to come help us. Sean got home from his trip last night. Mom, Dad, and Emmy met me at the doctor's office and Mom slept in Charlie's room last night to watch her. In the midst of something unknown and scary, once again my "village" has helped more than I can say. Dr. Fowers said she would call me with the new results today. If the numbers show something that an at-home antibiotic won't help, she will admit Charlie to Children's. Thankfully there is a branch in Plano, just ten minutes from our house. Of  course we're hoping we won't have to do that but if that's what it takes we'll happily do it. God has always been good and we're certainly not expecting Him to change so we have great peace that He is watching over Charlie and loves her more than we do. But we do love her and it's hard to watch her poked, prodded, and scared. An IV? Lord help us. Thanks for praying! I'll update or have someone else do it as soon as we know anything. 

6 comments:

Wilson Ramblings said...

I'm praying for Charlie from NC. May the God of all comfort bring you and Charlie his amazing peace and healing!

Mama Em said...

Praying for you now and even from the same time zone...

Heather said...

Definitely praying Mary, hang in there. You are SO right that God loves Charlie even more than we can imagine...keep us updated (whenever you can obviously).

Emily said...

Saying lots of prayers for sweet Charlie. Molly has had bouts of sickness similar to this. She was admitted to the hospital once for IV therapy...it works so fast, so if it comes to that don't worry. Please keep us updated:)

Carley said...

Been praying for the last 2 days and we will continue. Each textI get Jason asks if it's you with an update. I know it's been a long day for you. I know it's scary! Hang in there and let me know if there's anything we can do....I'm off for the next 4 days!

Jan said...

Mary, your blog is amazing. What an incredible extended family you have. We are all praying for healing, guidance, comfort and sleep as you navigate through what God has in store for you. I am just around the corner and can help in an INSTANT with anything at any time!