Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Feb. 18 update


We aren’t sure what happened last Friday. He went from a happy, playful boy on Thursday, and the next morning was in much headache pain and very lethargic. Our doctor decided to admit Noah to the hospital that evening just to monitor him and make sure nothing was being overlooked. They hooked him up to some fluids and antibiotics and did a few tests on him. Thankfully, by that evening, he perked up and was back to himself. I don’t know if it was all the napping or the medicine that helped, but whatever it was, I know prayers were answered and our little boy was much better. In fact, he was up until 11:30 that night because he told me he napped 5 times that day. He really did!

We were told to expect to be inpatient until Monday, but the attending doctor came in and decided he was doing too good to stay. He even told me that “he was his natural self now.” He was discharged on Saturday.

Noah’s respiratory tests have come back that he does have the common cold. This isn’t a big deal, but enough to have us in isolation for a few weeks while we are at the hospital. We are still waiting on the blood culture results. But for now, the doctors really aren’t sure what happened. It could have been just the chemo catching up with him, along with getting off a high dose of prednisone. Or, they say it could have been that he needed some fluids or a stronger stomach medicine.

I’m thankful that God used this to show Noah how the medicine helped him, and how wise his doctor was in putting him in the hospital to help him feel better. We talked about this several times, because he was really upset about the whole situation on Friday. ¬†And right now, most of his medicines really make him feel sick even though they are ultimately doing their job.

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble” Psalm 46:1. This verse has become so real to us. We are so thankful for our refuge during this time.

Categories : Family, Leukemia, Noah


  1. Julie Lamey says:

    sending lots of love and hugs from Huntsville and praying for you all!

  2. Sandy Phipps says:

    Sent Noah a card yesterday with a Psalm in it. Hopefully the little note I wrote him will also help. It was so hard for Scott as he rarely left him room. His kidneys failed and had to have dialysis daily for a while with fears of a kidney transplant needed. Then diabetes set in and the umpteen finger pokes to check his blood. All passed eventually and now you would never know to look at him as he is 6’2″ and 200#. God gives us amazing bodies that heal themselves along the way with the help of the doctors and their medication as I told Noah. Praying for faster healthier days for him.

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