Fever Is No Fun

Both Isaac and I caught Doug's cold.  We ran low-grade fevers last night.

This
morning, however, Isaac's fever spiked to 104.3*.  It came down
immediately with intervention and is now just over 100*.  He is
coughing and sneezing and just generally feels really crummy.  I'd
appreciate it if you would pray for my little man.

In case
you're wondering our interventions for Isaac's fevers follow the same
routine, most of which has been gleaned from the many nurses we have
had the privilege of knowing over the past years.

We do the following:

  • Uncover him
  • Strip him down to his diaper
  • Administer Motrin (ibuprofen) fever reducer
  • Start an asthma treatment
  • Check temp in 30 minutes.  If it has not come down, or continues to climb, administer Tylenol (acetaminophen) fever reducer.

This
formula has never failed to bring down his fever very quickly, praise
the Lord.  Remember when our parents used to pile on the blankets and
insist that we stay covered to "burn out" the fever?    I am so thankful for medical advances.

My back is feeling some better.  I was able to go to church yesterday, which was wonderful after missing 2 Sundays in a row.

We
just seem to be going through one of those "seasons" here.  It has
happened before, and I'm sure it won't be the last time, either. 
Whether it is a time of refining from the Father, or an attack from the
enemy, I know it is still in God's hands and under His control.  I am
trying to be diligent to still my heart before Him, and not lose my joy
during this time.

Thank you for taking the time to carry us to the throne of God.  I appreciate it so much, dear friends.
Alesha