Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Strange Thing to Be Thankful For

Last Thursday night, my son started talking gibberish. This turned out to be a good thing.

Of course, I didn't know it at the time. Then, I was wondering what to do. Assume it was just part of the fever? Get help?

I called a 24 hour nurse line which led to a 911 call, a trip to our local emergency room, and a transfer to Children's. Thank God.

Why thank Him for such a scary and all around stressful thing? Because, that morning, the pediatrician had said that Jordan's ongoing fever, vomiting and leg pain were due to a virus and a hamstring injury. We were to call if symptoms didn't improve in seven days. In the normal course of events, Jordan wouldn't have been seen til yesterday. That could have been really serious, because what he had was an abcess deep in the thigh muscle. The multiple teams of doctors here found it and treated it with aspiration and antibiotics before it became dangerous.

The Bible tells us to give thanks in all circumstances. In addition to Jordan's great care, we are deeply grateful for the outpouring of support we have received from family, CYC, the church member who drove a sick and exhausted David home, our church family and other friends.

Firstly, we are thankful to God that He used a low sodium -level and frightening symptoms to get Jordan where he needed to be.

As of now, Jordan will be coming home with a PICC line and three weeks of IV antibiotics plus three more of oral antibiotics. He's going to be fine, and we have already gotten some great anatomy lessons out of this.

Thanks everyone.

Have a great day!

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