Verse of the day...

3 I thank my God every time I remember you. 4 In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy 5 because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, 6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. (Philippians 1:3-6)



Sunday, November 15, 2009

God is AWESOME...


This is an update on Michael! As many of you know... he has been in a relapse from Nephrotic Syndrome for over a year recently. Well... as of a couple weeks ago... he had been completely weaned off the prednizone and heading for remission. Now you all also know that I myself have always believed that Michael was and is healed from Nephrotic.... but the Doctors with their knowledge and tests have continued to claim Michael to be ill. Anyway........ We celebrated two weeks ago with a "Nacho Night" This was a big deal because Michael has been on a very low sodium diet during this whole relapse. One of his older brothers and I created a Nacho Meal like crazy. Two different cheese sauce/dips... with all kinds of toppings and several different chips. It was a GREAT celebration............ we enjoyed Nachos and back to back Transformer movies 1 & 2.
So here is what is new. Friday we went for blood work again to see where Michael's albumin levels were since being two weeks off the prednizone.
The range of average normal albumin levels in children are 3.2 - 4.0
Anything higher than 4.0 means they are above the average and doing good... below 3.2 means there may be an issue that needs to be looked at.
Yesterday Michael woke up with an upset tummy. :(
Later in the day as he was resting ... I checked on him and felt he was Hot. I took his temperature and it read 101.2........... not good. So out comes the Tylenol and a cool shower. Ken called his doctor to find out what our steps should be with him. With the H1N1 flu out and about... we all know this could mean difficulties for Michael.......... well... as far as doctors are concerned. I know my baby is healed!!!!
Anyway......... she tells us to keep a close eye on him... watch for other symptoms... temp getting higher .... not going down... etc. The normal things you would watch for to determine a doctor visit. She also told us that if he needed Tamiflu he could have it.
So she didnt seem to concerned about him having a fever and such.... why you wonder.......... well let me tell you...................... remember that range of albumin levels I talked about? She had gotten Michaels test results back............... and her words........... Michael is in FULL remission... his levels came out 4.1
How Great is God........... huh?
So this fever and aches................. just Satans way of messing with us. He cant get Michael with Nephrotic... so he'll try other ways.................. NOT on my watch.... Not while God is in control of this family!
After tending to Michael all day yesterday ... keeping him covered up... and watching his fever... he woke this morning after a nice night sleep in mommy's bed ... :) with a temp of 98.2 ... Again...... how Awesome is our God?!!! Michael is feeling better today!!!
With all that said............... we will be having yet another celebration dinner tonight.
This time it will be HOT DOGS. Michael loves hot dogs and for the past year has had to miss out on them. Sure makes for a bummer of a summer during Baseball season. What goes better with a game of Baseball then a hot dog... right?!
Tonight we will have a fun night of hot dogs with some fun toppings. The normal ketchup .. mustard and diced onion items... .but we will also have some yummy chili ... shredded cheese and sour cream.... with a side of Frito's!!!!
I want to thank everyone who has and still continues to pray for Michael............. prayers are answered!!!!
Have a GREAT day everyone!
God Bless each and everyone of you!!!
hugs... love & blessings,
♥.::Tam::.
**Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight. Prov. 3:5 & 6**

2 comments:

RecycleCindy said...

Praise God for the good news and for Michael feeling better. I will add you to my prayer list. God bless and (((hugs)))
Cindy

teakaycee said...

Praise God indeed Cindy!
It is so awesome to see God at work!
Thank you for your continued prayers for Michael! That means a great deal to me!
you have a wonderful day my dear!!!
My God Bless you!!