I’m sending you a big hug and kisses from the sunny west coast!
It’s been a crazy week.
The day after I left (Tuesday,) Cy woke up with a swollen, sore, and inflamed elbow. Wednesday it got worse, and that night, he had the chills and a fever. I tried to tell him to go to the doctor, but he wanted to wait another day to see what happened.
Adam called me Thursday night (from the bathroom) crying because he was worried about Cy. Adam deals with anxiety issues anyway, so having his dad sick and unable to get out of bed and his mom across the country, was not a good combo. He was very upset and couldn’t go to sleep. We prayed together, and I reassured him that everything would be okay.
The next day, Cy was even worse and his elbow was even more red and more swollen. He went to the doctor on Friday morning, and they drain the fluid from his elbow and tested his blood. Most likely, it is a bacterial infection in his blood, which can be very dangerous, but we do not know for sure yet. I was VERY concerned, especially because the doctor was very concerned. He gave Cy is personal cell phone and asked him to call him any hour of the day or night to let him know if he was getting any worse. If it did spread or his fever continued, he would need to be admitted to the hospital!
Luckily the pain medicine and antibiotics he was prescribed on Friday seem to be helping some.
Cy’s dad drove 8 hours up from Georgia to be with Cy and the boys. His mom had to stay in Georgia to care for her own mother who has been in poor health lately. My sister brought them dinner Friday night, and our sweet friends, Kim and Joe provided food Saturday night. Cy has been in a lot of pain and very fatigued.
He goes back to the doctor tomorrow to get the results from the blood tests.
I would appreciate your prayers for him and my boys. It is not easy to be so far away from him during this time. I have another three weeks in California before I get to go home. :(
It’s in times like these that I treasure the peace that only God can give.