"For you created my inmost being;

you knit me together in my mother’s womb.

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;

your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

My frame was not hidden from you when I was made

in the secret place, when I was woven together

in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my

unformed body; all the days ordained for me

were written in your book

before one of them came to be."

Psalm 139: 13-16

Sunday, June 9, 2013


You never know what life will bring you, day to day, moment to moment. Last night I had just hit post on that update and I heard Meghan throwing up through the monitor. Rushing up to her room, I found her still gagging, and looking pretty out of it. Even after she was done, she was very lethargic. After a couple more episodes of vomiting I took her temp: 103.8. After giving her some Tylenol, I headed to the ER with her. This past week she had a blood culture that grew some bacteria, and they instructed us to come in for a fever greater than 100.5. She qualified. The ER began her work up where we found that her white blood cell count was extremely high (26k for my medical friends) so they gave her some medications and we were transferred to the Pediatric ICU at Cleveland Clinic Children's. She was seen pretty quickly by a lot of specialists, including neurosurgery and infectious disease. After running some tests, imaging, and giving her fluids and medications, I wish I could say we have answers or that she is better, but I can't. Her fever continues to spike, and she's been lethargic and irritable. It's heartbreaking.

We are worried, but we also know that none of this was a surprise to The Lord. He is ever in control of her life. So we pray, count on his faithfulness and mercy, and continue to walk by faith, despite any feelings that rise up to the contrary.

Pray for wisdom for her doctors, healing for her little body, and peace and rest for her sweet spirit.

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