Quick post just asking you to pray for Noah (age 5) and little Samuel (8 months today!). Ever since the hurricane, we seem to have battled with infections in the skin. I don't know if it is related to the hurricane or not; it just seems like that was when we first saw them. I mentioned Susannah and Eliseo having one a couple months ago. We've had several others since then. They are filled with infection and extremely painful. :( We've taken them to the doctor here in town and were given antibiotics. But they continue to pop up. We'll have a week or two with nothing and then someone will wake up with one.
Noah's forearm right below his elbow has one right now. His arm is very swollen, the skin tight, hot and red, and he can't move his arm much. The same day, little Samuel got one on the top of his head. We took them into town today to see the pediatrician. He started them on another antibiotic and told us to keep a close eye on Noah's arm especially as if it goes deeper (into the bone?) it will get complicated. If he hasn't improved in 3 days, we need to bring him back to be checked.
Please pray that they feel better soon and the infection goes away. Noah is so shy and his arm hurts so badly; when he got home from the doctor, Elijah asked him what the doctor did. Noah replied, "He had to put a big hard thing under my arm for a long time" (a thermometer :) ).
He's running a low grade fever and has been tired. Yesterday, I made lunch and called everyone to the table. We sat down to pray and I realized someone was missing. After a quick roll call, I went to look for Noah. He was on the couch. I said, "Noah, don't you want to come eat lunch?" He said, "I don't want to eat lunch until I'm done being tired." Sweet boy :) He slept a couple hours and then ate. He's very happy that it's not on the arm that he writes with because he loves doing school.
We are so thankful to be over the flu. And my kidney infection seems to be much, much better. Time for family Bible time; the children are all bathed, smell and look so clean and I am wanting some snuggles! :) Thank you for praying along with us.