9.17.2010

98.6

Dare I hope or even wonder if the beginning to the end is in sight? I can't even tell you the relief that washed over me the morning I walked into the kitchen and my husband said, "98.6". That's all he needed to say. I immediately knew he was referring to his temperature.

This pneumonia has had the temps of my family skyrocketing as high as 104.5 . Even with ibuprofen there were moments we couldn't get it below 103. You can see why the simple words of "98.6" sounded so wonderful!

We know there are weeks of healing ahead. The doctor prepared us for a minimum of 4 weeks. My son still mentions occasional fatigue with exertion even with his illness having been in August. Full restoration to health will just take time...

However, the fevers are gone. The amount of coughing is decreasing little by little with hopes of hearing it no more very soon. There is a hope that life may soon be returning to the crazy normal that we are used to. I truly look forward to the time when pneumonia is not included in the conversations of our days!

Now, if I can just rid my own body of this exhaustion as well as the headache, earache and sore throat that I have. I'm working on convincing myself it is simply a basic head cold with no major illnesses following behind.

Thank you to each one of you that has prayed for us! It means so much! As you think of it, continued prayers appreciated more than you know!

If all goes as planned, I'm hoping to do the first book reveal and giveaway next week! You won't want to miss it!!

Now, if you'll please excuse me. I'm off to lay down, if even for just a moment...

8 comments:

  1. Praying, dear friend! Be rested, rested, rested. I know how much sleep deprivation can kill you, what with the narcotics withdrawals they have put me through this last month. Oh my.

    Praying you all through this.

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  2. Rest well Donnetta. I am so glad to hear the good news. I will be praying for complete healing and for you dear one.

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  3. Woo Hoo!

    You rest, we will take care of the happy dance! My girls excel at it.

    And of course we will keep praying until this is OVER!

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  4. Thank you Lord for your mercies, new every morning - 98.6 is a great mercy! I hope you all continue to improve each day. I remember taking 6 weeks before I felt like myself after a very 'mild' pneumonia...

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  5. That's awesome. You should all keep resting and relaxing while you get better. We'll see you when you're better.

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  6. feel better soon.. i will keep you and your family in our prayers

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  7. It's amazing how we take things for granted -- like body temperature! Glad you are all getting better bit by bit.

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  8. Praying for rest and continued healing for your family. :O) Wish I could could warp you to my house, it has been so cold here...I actually turned on the heat yesterday morning. Take care of you! :O)

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