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Sunday, December 17, 2006

Josh is sick

THE COLD

It started Thursday with a runny nose and a slight fever.
Then Friday morning, the fever increased to 100.0 and he was audibly stuffy nosed. I kept Josh home from the Weavers' and gave him lots of medicines plus extra pedialyte.
Saturday morning, Josh was running 100.9 - the highest temperature he's had in several months and his sinus problem was not any better. Again, Josh stayed at home all day, taking medicine and drinking more.
Now, Sunday morning, Josh awoke with a 100.6 temperature, and his nose is still runny. But I think the sinus issue is starting to subside. And he is complaining of boredom. I kept him home from church this morning, but we had hoped to go see the movie, 'The Nativity Story' this afternoon. I guess we'll have to cancel if Josh continues to run a fever, though.

PLEASE PRAY

Keep Josh in your prayers - that the cold will pass and he will not wind up back in the hsopital and that he will be healthy in time for Christmas.

We plan to drive to Odessa next weekend to celebrate Christmas with family in our hometown. Please pray traveling mercies for us, too.

Please pray for James' father, Tom and for my aunt Peggy - both are battling cancer right now and facing chemotherapy.

OTHER UPDATES

I wanted to say thank you to all who have mailed us Christmas greetings. It is so nice to hear from you all and to look at the lovely cards and letters.

My condolences to the Winstead family in the loss of Linda. I am glad she is now in Heaven and no longer suffering from her cancer. This family has endured so much loss. My heart goes out to you.

We went to the ARD meeting for Josh this past week. We have agreed to keep him homebound another few weeks to allow for the Medicaid process to run its course. Josh will, however, begin to see a school counselor once a week and a speech therapist in the home setting after the holidays. Josh has also received a personal auditory amplification device (in layman's terms it is a microphone held in front of his mouth by a headpiece connected to a speaker box held to his waist with velcro). The concern was that he was having trouble speaking loudly enough for all those in a classroom, etc. to hear him over his ventilator and other noise. This device - if he will wear it as much as he should - eliminates that problem.


If you would like to send us a greeting, here again is the address:

PO BOX 598, Cibolo, Texas 78108-0598

God bless you all and have a wonderful Christmas!

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