Jul 26, 2010
The never ending staph
Today we had a doctor appointment (we have a standing 1-2 week visit scheduled with our pediatrician for Manny). As I was getting him dressed this morning, I noticed a strange bump on his spine about the size of a nickel. It looks like a huge mosquito bite ... large in the center with redness around. I know the pic is blurry but I can't seem to get a good one. I'm holding a standard paperclip for measurement. It's hard, doesn't feel fluid filled.
Well between these two things, the doc felt we'd have to admit him in the hospital ... again. She left to call his GI to get a second opinion. And we prayed. When she came back, much to our delight, she and the GI had worked out a plan to keep him home. We're doing heavy duty antibiotics externally and internally. They gave me a stict set of criteria and to call immediately if he shows any signs. She is also needing to see him again tomorrow to measure both sites.
Tomorrow I'll be teaching a class all day. Dan will be handling kid duty in the morning and Mom in the afternoon. Dan will then have to take Manny to the Doc in the afternoon (a first for him). So as you all pray for Manny, don't forget to uplift those who are doing wonderful, generous things to support us. They deserve blessings too.
Finally, several people have asked about the adoption fund ... I'm happy to say that as of today ... generous people have contributed just over $1000 towards Manny's adoption fund ($3000 total needed)! I'm overwhelmed and blown away. Much of it is from people I've never even met before. I can tell you though the one that had me in tears is the $9 given by a brother and sister out of their own money! I bawled my eyes out and immediately asked God to bless their generous hearts. So thank you for taking one burden off my mind.
In regards to the adoption, we've petitioned to have the adoption moved up and we'll get the final answer on August 2nd. If the Judge says yes, we expect to have the finalization the week of August 9th! Thanks for the prayers for that as well. It's a big deal to us.