Tuesday, October 14, 2008

God is so faithful!

"...pray for one another so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much." James 5:16

I have thanked God for each of you that have been praying for Josiah. We are blessed to have so many wonderful friends that have gone to the Lord on our behalf. Praise God that Josiah's tests today came back normal. The nurse's words were "keep doing what you are doing and we will see you next week". We will keep going back weekly, but I am confident that he has already been completely healed by the ultimate Healer!

Friday, October 10, 2008

pray with us

finally it's the weekend. we made it through another week. 3 dr. visits last week, down to 2 this week and it looks like 2 more next week... and so it continues. all i can think is that God does not want me to have any opportunity to forget how much i need Him daily in my life of chaos. He has actually been teaching me about being silent and listening for Him, so for that i am extremely thankful and blessed. i have much more to learn, but it is always great to feel His presence. 

at our last 2 visits, josiah has had some protein in his urine. 2 possibilities are that his kidneys are not completely doing their job (which can be an effect from the HSP) or that he is just really active and doesn't drink enough to stay hydrated. we found out that about 20 out of 100,000 kids get HSP and 50% have some form of kidney problems. also, that it reoccurs within the first 4 months for 25% of them. our dr. is allowing us a few more days to try to getting him to drink lots of water to see if that fixes the problem. if not he has to have more blood work done. i am praying that we will not have to take any more blood, because i don't want to put josiah through that if i don't have to. the anticipation of the needle is probably worse than the actual procedure, but neither one is fun for a 5 year old boy. i am also praying that when we go back on tuesday that the test will come back completely normal. i would be most thankful for your prayers for him. be expecting a praise report on tuesday!