Saturday, September 22, 2007

Uphill Down

I want to thank everyone for all the support, encouragement and prayer during this time. I KNOW the Lord has worked on Drew's behalf because there is no other explanation for how well he was doing today! After how he was yesterday, I wasn't expecting him to be back to normal for a week, but he woke up his old cheery self this morning. I know this is nothing short of a miracle due to all the prayers for Drew!!!

The appointment with the pediatrician went very well yesterday. I must have sat in the examination room for over an hour conversing over all the possibilities with Dr. D. He has been SO wonderful to work with and I feel like he is on our side, not like I have to pull teeth to get an answer. After he talked through his concerns, he asked me, "So, what other theories do you have that we can hash through." He ended up sending Drew over to the lab to get some more blood work done to run some more tests (NOT the highlight of our day). Just last night a friend said she heard that "they" found some kind of parasite in the Lake we frequented this summer...YIKES!! But, Drew has NO indication of this since his "intestines" seem very normal!! The definites are it is some kind of infection and it is cyclical & consistent. So we go from there. Taking one day at a time. Enjoying the healthy days, laying low on the sick days. But rejoicing in ALL of them!!!!

7 comments:

Leah (Parrish) Millan said...

Good to hear that Drew is feeling better. We will keep praying for his continued health. Happy Birthday to you happy birthday to you happy birthday dear Erin happy birthday to you. Now I can sing it Olivia style...ahem... Happy footday to you...

Stephanie (Wolynes) Steinbart said...

I am so glad drew is doing better! What a great bday wish for you! Happy Birthday!! I am not going to call today b/c I know how busy you must be. I will call this week though. I hope you have had a great day!! Love you!

Erin Neiner said...

Thank you, my friends.

Leah, THANK YOU for my song!!! :)

Steph, I almost called YOU this afternoon while I was driving to the bakery to pick up my cake bc I knew you would think it would be a busy day for me...ha! ha! You know you have a true friend when you can call them on your birthday!!

Highsmith Girls said...

Oh, how I (and alot of us) take our children's health for granted. I will be praying for you guys as you try to figure out why your little Drew is sick. Hang in there and I hope there are lots more "well" days ahead.

S&s said...

erin--i just finished reading about Drew--and I will certainly be praying!! I am so glad that you all are having a "good" day--health wise! Wow! What a scary situation. So glad that God knows the answers! Will be praying that the doctors are able to figure out the cause!! Happy Birthday, by the way;) And, happy Fall too!!

Matt & Nicki said...

I thought I had your blog on my google reader, but apparently not. .. I just "stopped in" to check your blog and read all the recent updates on drew. .. it made me sad. I didn't realize all the struggles he has had with his health and all that you guys have dealt with as parents. . . I was glad to see your pictures of your little super hero after reading all of that. I will pray for you guys as the Lord brings you to mind.

Loraena said...

I am so behind on my blog reading - I am just now reading your posts about Drew. Now I really wish I had kept up better - I've just had so much going on around here...

So I will pray for Drew! It must be very stressful at times. maybe the Lord will send him to Africa...wouldn't that be amazing?? =)