Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Waiting Game

According to Shelley today went fine. Abbey's temp is hovering around 99, and the doctors no longer consider her to have a fever. We are glad about that, but obviously we'd like to see her temp come back to normal. Basically what is going on now is a waiting game. The doctors have said that they will keep Abbey in the hospital for the next few days just to monitor her and to see if the blood culture has any signs of a bacterial infection. This is normal procedure and we've gone through this same waiting game before. We are trusting in God that there is not a bacterial infection and that this is just a cold-type virus that she needs to kick to the curb.
As usual Abbey continues to amaze us with the strength and mercy that God gives her. She is in good spirits and almost sounds as if she's having fun... if that's possible in the hospital. Please also pray for Shelley. She is 36 weeks pregnant and coming down to the wire here with our baby boy. I know it's tough for her to be away from our home and her 3 dudes! Thank you all for your words of encouragement and prayers.
Jim

5 comments:

daisy2biker said...

Praying for all of you. May God hold you through this time. Sending hugs and love to your family.
~Bekky

Beth said...

Praying for your entire family! Hoping that your family is under one roof soon! God Bless!

Cindy Bailey said...

Thanks for the update Jim. I'll be praying for Abbey to get well and also praying for Shelley. It'll be so nice to finally read that the girls are home again. God Bless!

The Gammons Family said...

We will continue to pray. I am thankful that God is teaching me and our kids about prayer through your family. Every night the boys pray that "Abbey will feel better." Another very tangible blessing that God has granted through this terribly difficult time in your lives. Thanks be to God.

Aggie said...

Praying for you all!