Sunday, December 13, 2009

Never a dull moment

Hi all-

Just writing a quick note to let y'all know that Esther has been admitted at the University Children's with meningitis. They are unsure yet if she has viral meningitis or bacterial, but they are suspecting viral, which is a better scenario. Please pray for fast and complete healing for her! We were admitted late Saturday night after 24 hours or so of high fevers (103.7 with tylenol). I had actually taken her to the ER on Friday night because of the fever, and after running several tests, they sent us home to wait it out. When the fever didn't subside and she began to have "altered consciousness" we took her straight to the ER here at the U. They went ahead and did a spinal tap, revealing meningitis. At the earliest, we could be discharged on Tuesday sometime, but it could be longer too.

The doctors want to see her fever gone, no sign of bacterial causes, and her skin clear up (she has a rash all over) before they discharge. Please pray for this, and for no lasting complications. Meningitis can be really scary and messy, but the docs think this case will be pretty straight forward, so that is a relief!

We are so thankful for our family and church family who have offered TONS of help. The older girls are being well cared for at home. Tomorrow they'll have a Grandma Day with my mom. After two late nights in the ER and not getting settled into our room until about 4:30 this morning, I am pooped! Pray for me too ;).

Thanks for praying for little Esther!

6 comments:

The Mrs. said...

Love you all!

Heidi Brachle said...

I was home from church this morning, but Adam sent me a text and I've been praying ever since. We are praying for God's healing touch on precious Esther. May you experience much grace and peace through this trial.

I'm also praying for rest for YOU! =)

rob said...

We are praying as well. Thankful that you have such wonderful family and church support:)

Love, Katie

AKat said...

Praying for viral and complete recovery for dear Esther.

Anonymous said...

We are praying!!!
Love,
Elizabeth (Anna's sister)

Ehlan said...

We're praying for your little Esther & the rest of the family! God is Good!