Monday, January 26, 2009

Prayers Please

Well, it has been a rough few days in the Bolte household. Benjamin started acting a little under the weather Thursday night, but it just seemed like a cold so we pushed the extra fluids and got him to bed. Late that night, as they often do, a 103 fever reared it's ugly head. When Ben gets fevers he always gets one of AT LEAST 103 so this didn't panic me too much. I gave him some Ibuprofen and laid down with him. It was a rough night. He was congested and miserable. Friday he began to cough. Saturday it all got worse yet. I contemplated calling the doctor, but he was still eating, drinking and running around playing so I figure I would just wait and see. Sunday the cough continued to worsen and after Ben so kindly filled the built in bra of my tanktop with vomit I decided to call the doctor.

The doctor's response to my concerns was "Well, you have already waited a few days...what is one more." "Call the office in the morning if you are still concerned. I doubt he is in any danger." Gee thanks doc! I got off the phone and had a bit of a breakdown. I feel like I am crazy if I call right away at the slightest sign of a fever and again...crazy when I wait. Bottom line...I am crazy. Luke is the only one in this house who has slept even a reasonable amount since Thursday and I am on the brink. I do not do well with sleep deprivation and last night was the worst. So this morning Howard stayed home and I called the doctor.

Our appointment was this afternoon. The very same doctor I spoke with last night sent us to the hospital for chest xrays, thinking my boy had pneumonia. It has been a crazy long day. About five hours between the doctor's office and the hospital. A missed nap and forced medicine. We are dealing with bronchitis and a very sick little boy. I would really appreciate your prayers for Ben and for Howard and myself as we are barely able to keep our heads up.

As most of you also know tomorrow is our 20 week ultrasound. It is at 4pm. I will be nearly 21 weeks and Asher's problems were diagnosed at 19 weeks. I would like to say I am cool as a cucumber, but that would be a lie. I am frustrated, sleep deprived and my nerves are shot. I will be spending any waking time once the children are put to bed on my knees begging the Lord for GOOD NEWS again tomorrow.

It would mean so much if you all could pray for peace and sleep for our household and for the health of Ben and new baby. We know that prayer makes a difference and we have been so blessed by each of you. I will let you all know how it goes hopefully tomorrow. (but don't freak out if it isn't until late...we are going out to dinner after the appt. I have no energy to cook.) Love you all!

37 comments:

happymomof3 said...

awww what a rough week...with so much on your mind for tomorrow too. will definitely be praying for your family.

happymomof3 said...

awww what a long and tough week...especially with so much on your mind already for tomorrow's ultrasound. will definitely be praying for your family.

Charity said...

My prayer and thoughts will be with you. Good luck tomorrow. I know God will have his hands on you throughout the ultrasound and the time before and after it.

Netta said...

saying a prayer for your family... for quick recovery for you sick one and a healthy report on the newest member of your family. God's strength and grace for you and hubby :)

Gabbin' with Giff said...

Sweetie! No fun! I will be praying for you tonight.

Catherine said...

I will be praying for you all day! Get some sleep, if you can:) You have all those kids depending on you!

Jessica mommy to Alex/ RTS said...

On my heart.

Robyn said...

Oh my, you poor things! I'm praying for PEACE, for good news and for a rapid recovery.

Hilary said...

You are definitely in my prayers!!

The Dortenzos said...

Praying for complete healing for your family, rest for you and your husband, and for peace during the ultrasound tomorrow! May you put your fears and anxieties on God and allow Him to take care of your worries!! Ultrasounds are always the worst for me as that is where we found out our sweet little girl had hydrops so each time we have had an ultrasound it has been filled with anxiety! I understand those emotions and will be praying for you! :)

Svetlana said...

You are in our prayers.

Karen said...

Hi Kristy,

I have been reading your blog since about the time Asher was born. I have never commented before but wanted you to know that I am praying for you. I pray that God will bring healing to your family, and that you all will get a wonderful night sleep tonight. I am also praing that God will give you the desires of your heart and you will have a good report tomorrow. Trusting in Him with you,
Karen

sumi said...

Kristy, I'm sorry to hear that Ben has been so sick and you have been so sleep-deprived. Praying for healing for your little man, and for a favorable report tomorrow.
HUGS...

mommymeezer said...

I just said my prayers. I wish you the best for tomorrow.

Sheryl said...

Oh, Kristy!! I saw your FB that status that you had just gotten home from the hospital. Knew it had been an extremely long day for you. Sorry for all of you. I am praying tonight for sleep above all else.

And tomorrow - believing for GREAT news.

Love ya,
Sheryl

Michelle said...

Kristy! I can sympathise!!! We have been catching every virus/cold going around! And it is super hard to be the mom holding it all together when there is no sleep. I have been praying for your appointment tomorrow and will continue to do so. Also for Ben to heal quickly. Hold tight to God's Word and all that you know to be true!!! I care so much for you and you will be in my thoughts and prayers.

msharae said...

I'll be praying for you guys!! I've had you on my mind a lot since Friday, because there are DANDELIONS popping up around here. (We're south of Birmingham in Alabama, so it's slightly warmer here than in other parts of the world, haha.) I saw a few down the road on Friday and then I noticed a couple in our yard today. I almost cried when I saw them today, and I was tempted to go pick them and bring them in my house. I will probably really go get them tomorrow, knowing that I could use the reminders to make sure I'm praying for you throughout the day!

happy gram said...

i hope the meds help your little one sleep so YOU can sleep and wake up in a positive, rested frame of mind. i don't hope - i pray! love you!

Jaci said...

I hope your kids get better soon! I hate sick kids they are so miserable. I will pray that your ultrasound goes well. I really hope everything goes well for your family. Take care and keep us updated.

Angie said...

I'm praying for you right now, Kristy! I can't imagine trying to balance everything with sleep deprivation factored in! I am asking God for a good night's sleep for you and Howard and Ben tonight! And then tomorrow, I pray that God's peace will wrap around you and soothe those nerves and allow you to receive the good news we are praying that ultra sound reveals!

John, Jessica and Emma said...

Wow... it has been a rough week for you guys. We will be praying for you and the ultrasound.
Jessica

Susie (So Blessed) said...

I am praying for Ben, for rest tonight for you and Howard, and for pictures of a perfect baby tomorrow...and for the peace of Christ to fill you.

Love,
Susie

Kelly @ The Beauty of Sufficient Grace said...

Praying...for your boys...for your little one...and for you. Asking the Lord to bless you with good news...and to fill you with His perfect peace.

T Moss said...

Praying for Ben to recover quickly and sleep for you and your husband! I am claiming wonderful results for tomorrow's ultrasound in the name of Jesus!

Amanda said...

Praying for you and your household. I hope everything goes well tomorrow and Ben recovers quickly.

Rachel said...

Praying for Ben and Baby Bolte!

Chelle said...

sending prayers up for you and your sweet family and praying that your news tomorrow is all GOOD!

zanesmommy said...

I am so sorry for the yucky week. Praying for you to have peace, sleep, and for Ben to feel better. Praying for a wonderful ultrasound tomorrow.

Trish said...

I will pray tonight. Please know we are thinking about you guys and so EXCITED to hear the good news!!

with love,
Trish
Max's mommy

asplashofsunshine said...

Lots of love and hugs to you and, of course, baby squirming in your tummy too! Keep us updated if you can. Take care.

Pete, Alison and Charlie said...

Hi Kristy,
I've been thinking of you all so much, and please know that you'll be in my thoughts and prayers this afternoon as you go for your scan. I know from experience how terrifying it is to go for a scan at 'crunch time', waiting and hoping and praying for good news. (I lay on the couch with my eyes squeezed shut and my fingers jammed in my ears!) We'll be watching your blog later for the update we all want to read! Here's hoping Ben will be feeling better soon - he must be so miserable - as must you, with no sleep! Although I have to say, I laughed out loud at the vomit down the bra story... been there, done that!! Take care Kristy, we're all praying for you and baby Bolte. XXX
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Mbeaty19 said...

Sending prayers that Ben feels better soon and the house can 'sleep' again. I know I am praying for that precious miracle that you are carrying. God is with you and will give you the strength you need if you let him. May you post great news tonight and know that we are all praying for your family with hearts full of love.

our family said...

I will be keeping sweet Ben in my thoughts and prayers. Also praying for rest and peace for you as you anticipate your ultrasound. Praying you feel God's presence in the room with you as you see you precious fifth child on the monitor. Praying you see a healthy developing baby.
Hugs and Prayers
Rachel in PA

Laurie in Ca. said...

Praying for you all day sweet Kristy, asking for the Lords peace to wash over all of you and give you rest. I am praying for "baby bolte" to bring joy of great proportions to you as you watch Gods perfection on that ultrasound screen. Praying for Ben's complete recovery too. I love you all.

Love and Hugs, Laurie

Kari said...

OH Yuck! My niece got over bronchitus not to long ago and it wasn't very much fun. I watch her during the week so I got to deal with it also. I also understand not wanting to call the Dr. right away and sound like one of thoe "worrisem moms," at leas that's how feel. My doctor is great, I told her that one time and she said she would rather me bring her in and it not be serious then not bring her in and it be serious. Praying that Benjamin feels better and that your ultrasound is good news!

the*4*of*us said...

saying a prayer for you guys today!!!

Chris and Emily said...

Just really wanted you to know I;ve been praying all day. So glad to hear that you are feeling everyone's prayers. Praying, Praying, Praying....