I like to always start with good news first, so here goes. We took our little Josiah in to get his monthly labs done. We didn't hear back and took it as a good sign. Days later we received the call. The doctor said his red blood count is fine. His red blood count is normal or very near normal. a great plus. He is no longer anemic! YAY! The virus that they thought was causing his illness, EBV is no longer positive in his system. Apparently this is the second month in a row it has been negative. I asked if this ruled out Aplastic Anemia, a very dreadful condition, much to my relief she said yes! So no Aplastic Anemia for our little guy.
Unfortunately his platelet count dropped a bit and isn't going up steadily as it had been. I was also told that his white count had dropped and something else called his nutrifill. He should have fully recovered by now for it being a virus, or at least the one they thought it was given the amount of time since his first admittance into the hospital. His platelets have not recovered the way they should. They are at 99. I believe it was 101 or 122, the month before so there should have been a least a steady increase. His white count is low and it is concerning to them as it was near normal range and has dropped. He doesn't need a transfusion at this time. But she said it could be that he has "a slow evolving illness" that is taking a long time to fully present itself. Maybe just the very early stages of something serious? Only God knows. I wonder my nursing him is what is holding it the sickness at bay? Acting as a sort of shield if you will, against an invading enemy in his body. That and God's mighty hand of course..
His belly is a bit distended and that could mean an enlarged spleen. We go in on Tuesday for an ultrasound. It is all a mystery. We go back for labs on Oct 13 and hopefully everything will be resolved and his blood levels up, if not they'll want another biopsy and aspiration. I am praying against him needing to be hospitalized. The thought sickens me. There are so many details of difficulty that we'd have to endure that I just don't want to even go there. We are also praying for the Lord to bless Huatzin with work. We are really waiting on the Lord with His provision. This has been a rough stretch for us unlike any other we have ever faced with him out of work so long. I know it's taking a toll on him a well. Please pray he gets hired soon as our insurance is only available about another month. We couldn't possibly afford all his out of pocket expenses without our insurance. However the Lord is on the throne and I take comfort that from everlasting to everlasting He is God. That The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing. (psalm 34:10)Thank you for all the prayer and encouraging words. I want you all to know that like Romans 1:9 "I make mention of you always in my prayers." Peace and JOY in Jesus, Alida w5
Dr. David Jeremiah-"You have been placed in the cul-de-sac or allowed to be there for reasons known for now only to Himself. The same God who led you in will lead you out. Our trials may seem more than we can bear. When we can't fight for ourselves, the battle belo...ngs to Him When we can't swim, He will part the waters. "
The prayer closet is the arena which produces the overcomer.-- Paul E. Billheimer
A gem cannot be polished without friction; the child of God cannot be perfected without adversity.-- Author Unknown
Faith enables us to move through the storms carrying our calm with us.-- J. Holmes