Tuesday, January 20, 2009

For several weeks Brad has been suffering from what we believe is an upper respiratory infection. We have been waiting to see if his body would fight off the infection on its own, but after several nights of endless coughing and next to no sleep...we have decided to try an antibiotic in hopes that it will take care of the infection and in turn, alliviate some of the coughing. To add to Brad's sleeping challenges, last night he was plagued with nausea from late afternoon until 2am. At that point, he was able to "orally expel" some of that discomfort and he seemed to feel quite a bit better afterwards. We aren't certain if he has a stomach virus or if the medications he is taking have caused the stomach issues.

With the coughing and the nausea, Brad hasn't slept in several nights. I am praying that tonight is better for him.

On a good note, despite the stomach issues, we have seen other improvements. His breathing has improved, he has needed less medication to stay comfortable and he has better energy than he had last week. I believe once he gets past this stomach bug and the antibiotic helps him clear out the infection, that he will feel altogether better.

We know that God is actively working to heal Brad's body. We prayed specifically for obvious improvements in his breathing and energy and God answered our prayers. Please join us in prayers for restful nights and continued healing. Thank you for your continual prayers for our family.

10 comments:

Renee said...

For nights of rest and health renewed......We pray to the Lord.

For increased energy and ease of breath....We give thanks to the Lord.


Praying without waiver.

amber dayton said...

So sorry to hear about the stomach bug! We'll be praying that is totally gone, and that the antibiotic gets in there & fights the infection fast! Every time I stir in the night I pray that you guys are sleeping well - I will pray all day today that tonight will be so restful.

Lisa said...

Praying for good peaceful rest for all of you. Jenny - I'm so thankful that God made you the way He did...able to see the bigger picture and appreciate all of the details that form His master plan.

Matt, Kara, and Hank (plus Teej) said...

Will be praying specifically for God to heal the stomach bug and resp. infection as he continues to work on the cancer. Also for perfect conditions for restful sleep resulting in renewed energy. We love you guys, and think about you constantly.

Matt

AlisonB said...

Praying for restful sleep, easy breathing and quick healing of the stomach bug.

Nellie said...

Father God, grant Brad and Jenny opportunities for peaceful rest throughout the day today. Thank you for providing treatments to restore Brad's health. Thank you, thank you, for hearing our prayers. We love Brad, but we know that your love for him far surpasses ours, and that your wisdom is far beyond anything we can comprehend. Touch Brad with your loving, healing hands in a way that he can feel your presence throughout the day today. Praying in the glorious and mighty name of Jesus with confidence.

Anonymous said...

Continuing to pray for healing, restful sleep, healing of the respiratory infection and the stomach bug. Love, Pat Grisham

Rebecca Jo said...

You amaze me... with every update - you always manage to put good news in there... when so many would be wallowing, there is always a positive attitude... keep it going!

Greg said...

Continuing to pray for restful nights, energetic days, and no more infections! -Angie in Fort Worth (Tammie's friend)

Ashley said...

I just came across your blog, and I will be praying for you guys! I promise I will not forget about Brad!!