Thursday, July 23, 2009

He's better!

Thanks so much to all of you who have been praying for Elijah!  His fever began to dissipate and finally disappeared on Tuesday.  He still spent all day in bed yesterday (Wed.) - totally wiped.

He is sleeping through the night now (and still part of the day!).  His cheeks aren't their normal, healthy pink but he definitely looks better.

He ate his first meal on Tuesday....before that it was fruit, juice or fruit Popsicles only....I haven't cooked a lot until the last two days - no one felt like eating but I think I better get back in the kitchen tomorrow....appetites are picking up!

His coughing is almost gone....I think I only heard 5 or 6 coughing fits today....and they didn't involve vomiting!

His ears are better....still hears a "gurgling" sound occasionally and still isn't hearing quite normally pain!

We missed home group again last night - haven't been to church in weeks because of this illness.  Our pastor/elder and his family came out on Sunday for a short visit and to pray for Elijah - it was so good to see them!  I am hungry for my church family!  They thought Elijah had lost weight - I think so too.

Elijah was distraught that he was going to miss our big Farmer's Market Jamboree last Sat. (he actually asked if he could get up at 4:00 am and go with Josiah and I to the market....yeah....riighhhhttt!).  However, we found out that it had been postponed until fall.  Elijah stayed home with Jeremy (and slept most of the day!) and Josiah and I went to market.  It was COLD that morning....very cold....shivering-because-I didn't-bring-a-coat cold....a the middle of JULY people! No wonder my tomatoes won't turn red!!!  I finally wrapped myself in an extra tablecloth that was in the car. I might have looked silly, however, I not only matched our display tables but my teeth quit chattering.  Seriously.

Although I had different plans for this last week - I have enjoyed spending a lot of time with Elijah.  We have cuddled and watched a lot of old movies...remember Herbie the Love Bug?  We've had a marathon of Herbie movies.

My oldest son also loaned us the Planet Earth series.  Awesome!  What an amazingly creative God we serve!  We have marveled at His handiwork and praised Him with complete can people watch this and not see the hand of Yahweh?!  We don't often watch a lot of movies but that makes it all the more special when someone feels under the weather.

Thank you for praying!  Thank you for the comments and phone calls checking on us....truly I am blessed with many friends...some of you I will never meet this side of heaven but oh! dear friends....what fun we will have in eternity worshiping our Father together!

May you all be blessed abundantly!


  1. We've had some of that nasty stuff down here in GA a few weeks back! It took awhile for folks to get over it! Praying for health & strength and His amazing healing powers!

  2. So glad to hear he's doing better. Now everyone there needs to take extra special care of themselves to make sure the horrid bug is really gone. Won't do a recovering boy any good if Mama gets sick.

  3. I am so glad to hear he is doing better.
    We had gotten something similiar but not near as bad.
    Thank you for letting us know.
    Praising the father with you.


  4. I'm so glad to hear Elijah is better!!!

  5. We're an 'old movies' kinda family too~ just recently watched all the Herbie Movies this past year, boy are several of them super CHEESY! I prefer just the Love Bug one best!

  6. I'm so happy to hear that he's better. Kasie's told me that she's been missing you at event.
    Been praying for you.
    And yes, I do look forward to meeting you, hopefully this side of heaven, but definitely on the other side.

  7. Praise the Lord for His healing touch! So glad your family is returning to normal!


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