Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Andrew is sick

My son, Andrew, is 5 1/2. He has had asthma since he was about 12 months old. Of course, back then they just called it "reactive airway disease." Every time he gets a cold, it goes strait to his lungs. Poor kid can't just have a runny nose! He was even in the hospital for 4 days when he was about 18 months old. He has had a cold for the past few days, and I just kept waiting for the coughing to start...and start it has! He was up half the night coughing. I haven't given him a nebulizer treatment because so far his asthma hasn't acted up...we'll see if it gets in on the party of if it stays out! Prayers for his returned health are greatly appreciated.
While we're on the topic of dad could use some. He was in the hospital the entire month of January with a really nasty bacterial infection in his left leg. He ended up having surgery and they were able to save the leg...most of it! They had to take all the tissue off his leg down to the muscle from his knee to his ankle. He has been recovering slowly (skin grafts this large take a long time to heal). But last week his leg became infected again. His knee and his foot (above and below the current surgery site) are red, swollen, and hot. Not good. He's on some very strong antibiotics, and they are running tests to find out if it's the same infection or something new. Please keep him and my mom in your prayers.


ronvic7 said...

Hope both your son and dad are better. Rough to have asthma ( I should know) and your dad- wow, he must be a strong guy to endure that. Prayers for them from us!

Andie said...

Andrew's asthma is acting up now, nebulizer treatments a few times a day. But his fever is gone! I've got a sinus headache now, but hopefully it goes away soon!

Dad's fever is gone, just taking a long time to regain the ground he lost (he still has a LONG way to go to get to where he was in December!!)

Thanks Vickie-Andie