Wednesday, October 24, 2012

"Tell Mom..."

I'm flying again in 5 days. Of course, we all began to remember my recent trips and wonder what would happen this time....then prayed it through and shook off the feeling. 

Jared has been sick.  He emailed on Sunday it was the first time for him to be sick without me nearby to take care of him - and I thought of  buying a ticket.  He went to the college clinic days ago and they said,  "You have some sort of infection. Take these and wait a couple of days." 

Yesterday, Josiah took him the UCC as his fever was 102. They gave him meds and told him he had an infection. Last night Michael and I couldn't sleep and saw Jared had said he had a 104.5 fever. Kept praying.

Josiah got home from work and found Jared's fever was 106. He took him to the ER. He called our family friends,Steve and Debbie, and they met them at the hospital.  Debbie works at the base's clinic and knows the tri-care/med procedures well.

She, Josiah and Shelby just called. The doctor has admitted him. He will be in at least 3 days. He is getting breathing treatments. He has pneumonia.  The official word is he's, "One sick boy." The message we received is we will need to fly home to "make decisions"  if he isn't improving within 24 hours.  I expect him to improve!

Josiah just messaged to send me this photo. He was getting treatments and his heart rate was over 200...and he had a message for Mom.

He doesn't appreciate tubes in his nose

"Tell Mom I'm wearing clean underwear."

They are settling him into a room. I waited on hold for over 37 min and then decided to leave my number for them to call if anything changes. They're busy.

Specific Prayer Requests: 

  • Jared's fever and symptoms respond to the meds
  • Jared is at peace about work and missing classes
  • We're at peace that God has this - though we're here

Choosing Joy!
©2012 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...


Jennifer said...

Praying, praying, praying.

Laura said...

Praying specifically now that I have read your post.

Debbie said...

Oh, De'Etta, what a tough one to be so far away. Praying for all the items listed, but especially for your Momma's heart.

Kathy in WA said...

So hard to be far from your kiddos! Praying he'll recover quickly and be just fine.

Anonymous said...

God has this, DeEtta!

Vicky said...

Oh no! Wishing you a swift and easy journey. As soon as Mum is there he's going to feel better.

Beth S. said...

Praying for him and your family.

Jen said...

Praying for you all!

Deja said...

Thanks for the update. Doug had seen on Jamins fb last night so we were praying. Totally hysterical about the clean underwear! He may be sick...but not too sick to crack a joke. That's a good sign!

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

We so appreciate the prayers, all.

Deja, I thought it a good sign too. LOL

I've not reached them today but if I don't hear tomorrow I will start sending in the surrogates.

Anonymous said...

Sis: thanks for posting that neat picture of Jamin/Jared. Thank God for all the answered prayers by family, everyones
friends, and those in CT who love you all. PTL he is getting so much better! love/prayers -mom t.