Well, after much prayer, we ended up back in the ER last night.
Gabe had been listless, limp, lethargic.....all those yucky words...all day yesterday.
He just wanted to be held and cuddled and "Mommy! Mommy! Mommy!"
is all that echoes in my head anymore.
is all that echoes in my head anymore.
At 8:45 last night he started throwing up again
and was so limp and not very responsive. By 10:30, we were headed back down to ER.
He threw up on the way down and Mommy had all she could do to not get car sick.
Next time, Daddy can sit in the back ;)
The doctor there was great....very thorough, explained everything in detail, very personable...truly acted as if he cared for his patient. And those docs are the good ones!
Dr. Austman had called ahead of time and talked to him to explain the situation, so it was
nice having the doctor go-between. She had told us we would like him.
Praise reports: All his labs look great...no infection anywhere! Hallelujah! His urine looked fine too. (we ended up cathederizing him, poor guy) This week we will attemt to get a poop smear I call it. Not a pap smear....poop smear ;) They will check for roto virus. His chest xray was clear this week, so no pneaumonia.
The ER doc totally treated us like we were one of his "in house" patients. It was such a blessing! He asked about smoking, pets, and carpet. No, no and yes. Asthma? Yes....Daddy has it.
Sooooooo.......we are going to attempt to start figuring this out. I took all his stuffed animals out of his room today and we are hoping to rip the carpet out this week. Allergies can trigger asthmatic reactions. Thankfully, the Albuterol nebulizer treatments have kept the wheezing and cough under control. He also started him on Zantac for acid reflux and so far he has kept all foods and liquids down since 12 last night. Thank You, Father!
Dr. Austman called to check on us this morning and said she was up at 5 am wondering and worrying about him. Once again, I feel so blessed that we have a caring doctor for our family.
She would like to start doing allergy testing soon and try to get to the bottom of this. If those show up clear then she would like to send us on to a pediatric gastroenterologist.
Thank you to everyone who has been praying.....we have felt the power and that is what's getting us thru. Thank you to everyone who emailed prayers and sent us wisdom....we are believing that we'll have more answers soon!
We were also blessed last night to have a couple that are missionaries from Panama come by with our Pastor and pray over Gabe. It just happened that they were visiting our church this weekend (we had no idea) and we had called Pastor Kim to come pray because this verse (seen below) kept coming to mind. He was fighting off sickness himself but said, they would love to come with him and do the praying. It was an amazing time. Our kitchen was filled with warmth as they prayed and annointed him with oil. Afterwards, our Pastor said, I felt the healing power come thru. There was no doubt our home had just witnessed another Holy Spirit moment.
They shared stories of how they have seen and raised 9 people from the dead all because they were obedient to the Holy Spirit's prompting and were in agreement with God that they would pray....BELIEVING for a miracle! Dennis stressed to us that our faith is what heals and believing in God to do so. He said the enemy can actually steal healings away from us by placing doubt in our minds that it will really happen. We just have to have a simple, childlike faith. He also said the Greek translation of this verse says whatever we ask for, will be given to us and the second we ask for it, a healing begins. The healing may not always be instant but the process of recovery begins the instant we ask for it. Some healings you can see right away and some take time.
Whatever the case may be with Gabe, we are just thankful that our Heavenly Father knows all, sees all, and is there to hear our prayers and requests. That He loves us, cares for us, and carries us thru these times.
"Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. 15 And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. " James 5