West Coast Update!

Hey friends!

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.  






  1. I am praying for him and you. I live in CA. Welcome, sorry it’s so hot, but that’s September for you! Wish I could meet you. I don’t know if you remember but you sent me a sign that you had that I wasn’t able to get out here ( we had no HL, then)! The hysterical thing is that just recently my mom and Aunt both got the same sign at HL. 😊 I always think of you and your kindness when I see that sign. Again, I’m praying for all of you and excited to hear what God is up to. ❤️

    1. Oh my goodness! I do remember you. :) I am so glad you still have that sign. I still have mine but don’t have it hanging up right now. It is in our guest house that is still unfinished. :) Yes, I am missing our cooler weather in KY, but enjoying my time here in Cali. I wish I could meet you too, but we are not allowed to have any visitors. :( God bless you!

  2. Sorry to hear hear Cy isn’t feeling well. Will be praying for healing. Hoping the blood tests reveal what is causing the pain and inflammation. Will also be praying for your sweet Adam. I can totally relate.

  3. Traci,
    Yalls luck sounds like my families luck. And it always happens when someone’s away. But hey, what don’t kill us makes us stronger!. And we can do all things!! I will keep Cy and Andrew in my prayers, and you and Jonathan also for a safe trip and a healing and comfort for Adam. I too can relate to the anxiety thing. Gees, you guys need a break!. But on a lighter note your porch is absolutely gorgeous!! I want those doors!!. Perfect paint selection and lights also!! Please keep us updated on Cy’s condition. And good luck out west!😉
    Hugs and prayers!
    Leslie B.

    1. Hi Leslie!
      Thank you for all of your prayers. Cy is feeling much better but is still on his medication. So glad things did not get more serious! He and the boys are flying out to CA next week, and I cannot wait to see them!! Have a blessed weekend!

  4. I will definitely keep y’all in my prayers. One of our brother in laws is dealing with something that sounds like your husband, but his is in his shoulder. God bless you!

  5. most definitely have empathy for your situation. thank you for giving us the opportunity to say prayers or your hsb and drs caring for him.

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