Thursday, February 19, 2009
We send this blog out with an urgent request for prayer. Our little Caleb was just diagnosed with RSV. On Friday night, I (Sheri) went to the ER with Kiera as she had croup. Ryan was gone (of course, as things always happen when he's gone) on a youth retreat and my mother-in-law was thankfully helping me for the weekend. We were there quiet early into the morning, but managed to come home with the croup gone. However, Kiera developed quite the cold and cough. I didn't think much of it except to keep her away from the boys. Well, last night Caleb started coughing. I took him in this morning and the doctor said that both Kiera and Caleb have RSV. Kiera is old enough to fight it on her own and is already on the upswing. Caleb is just starting and they say the 3rd day is the worst. She is pretty sure that it's only a matter of time for Joel to get it since I nurse and can't really keep him away from all the germs. She said that we are in for a long weekend and there isn't much to do unless they start struggling to breathe (which would end us up in the hospital). We know that the hospitals here are overflowing with RSV cases and that many many kids make out just fine. We just ask for your prayers for our family as we head into the next couple days. Pray for quick healing for our kids and the ability for myself especially to get some sleep. Our nights have been rough as they both can sleep through the night, just never on the same night together. I am feeling the toll of 2 month old twins, very little sleep, and dealing with sickness on top of all that. It is taking a lot just to keep my head above water. Please pray also that my mom finds a plane ticket that is reasonable to fly out and help (a deep heartfelt thanks to Juli, Randy, and Dad for making this possible...you have no idea how much this means to us). If you could keep us all in your prayers we would appreciate it. We will keep you posted as we are able.