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bringing the rain

Just a quick update because I don’t have much time.  Please forgive the typos and errors.

What a crazy few days we have had!  As you all know, Harper is in ICU.  Poor baby is struggling with Influenza-B, pneumonia, and today we found out that she also has strep.  Oh my goodness!

This morning Hasya woke up with a 104.8 degree fever.  High fevers have been common around here over the last few days, but with her seizures, extremely high fevers are very dangerous.  While Anthony spent some hours with Harper at the hospital, I called on a dear friend to come and watch my children here at home while I rushed Hasya back to the ER.

Thankfully, X-rays showed no pneumonia–but there is definitely junk on her lungs.  She is at a very high risk of getting pneumonia.  Her high fevers are also a huge concern too.  We are doing our best to keep them under control with medication.  The doctor in the ER asked me if I was comfortable bringing Hasya home and seeing how things unfold in the next few days.  Of course!

And so we came home.

I walked back into my living room, took one look at Kael and knew that he was doing worse than when I left the house.  In just a matter of hours he had declined rapidly. His oxygen levels had dropped to 74, his mouth was blue, and he was so lethargic.

With no time to waste, back to the ER we went.

Tonight we have two precious lovies in the hospital.  Kael has exactly the same thing as Harpy has.  They are both so, so sick.

We are beyond exhausted and running on empty. I cannot remember a time in my life when I have been more emotionally and physically weary. But we’re so thankful that these two blessings are here with us, and not lying in cribs in faraway lands.  We are counting our blessings that they are both in excellent hands and that the road to their healing has already begun.

And as for us?  The Lord continues to take us by the hand and show us His astonishing faithfulness.  Even in this.

What profound lessons there are to be learned when we’re so deep down in the valley!

“Bring me joy, bring me peace
Bring the chance to be free
Bring me anything that brings You glory
And I know there’ll be days
When this life brings me pain
But if that’s what it takes to praise You
Jesus, bring the rain.
  ~~  Mercy Me

If this is what it takes to praise Him…