Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Pray for Sawyer

Sawyer has been sick with what appears to be a stomach virus. Fever, chills, violent vomiting, body aches, migraine headaches.  He came down with it last Tuesday night, a week ago.  Parker had a similar virus a few days prior, so that’s what we assume Sawyer has had.


It’s now a full week after Sawyer was hit with this, and he is still severely ill.  His stomach’s killing him.  He’s barely able to drink water.  He said he feel sicker right now than he did when he was diagnosed with Crohn’s in July 2012.


I’m thinking he’s dehydrated.  The Remicade infusion drug he takes for his Crohn’s suppresses/weakens his immune system, which is most likely why he’s had such a hard time recovering from this illness. 


We’re going to see our pediatrician this morning to see if he wants to admit Sawyer to the hospital or if he has any other ideas of how to help Sawyer heal from this illness.  We believe he has the Norovirus because our pediatrician told us he’s seen a ton of Norovirus cases recently.  Last night, when I googled “Norovirus”, I read that about 300 people in the US die of this virus each year, mainly the elderly, young children, and those with weakened immune systems.  I don’t think Sawyer is near death in any way, but I’d love to have extra prayer coverage that he would be healed quickly without further complication.


Thank you!

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