Monday, December 28, 2015

Update

Hi y'all! I thought I'd post a quick update for you guys. Thank you so, so much for all your prayers! They are so appreciated!
On Saturday night dad was about the same, so we weren't planning on church the next morning. The swelling hadn't gone down and he was still in quite a bit of pain.
Sunday morning he said he was feeling better. He was able to get up and do more then he had since before Christmas. We listened to a message together as a family and just had a really restful day which was such a blessing. Dad seemed to be doing better and we were all very thankful for that.
Then. . .Sunday night, dad's arm started hurting again and the swelling increased. The past few days he had been able to get the pain under control with ice and ibuprofen and/or acetaminophen, but now nothing was helping. He had a fever and chills and he just really wasn't doing well. He SHOULD have gone to the ER (the Dr. said that if he got a fever, he should go) but. . .have I mentioned my dad is stubborn? So mom stayed up with him most of the night; he was hurting so bad he couldn't get comfortable and sleep.
Today he called our family Dr. and made an appointment for this afternoon. He now has an app. scheduled for tomorrow morning to get an ultrasound done on his arm. The Dr. said that since the swelling hasn't gone down, there is the possibility that there may be a blood clot, which is what the ultrasound will find out. If there's not, it is just a really bad infection and he'll need to stay on strong antibiotics. Of the two, the infection would BY FAR be the better diagnosis! So please continue to keep him in your prayers.
Thank you all so much!!
~Jesseca

12 comments:

  1. Interesting Jesseca...I've never heard of anything quite like that.
    I will keep praying to the Great Physician your dad, your family, and you!

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    1. I know, neither had I!
      Thank you so much for your prayers and for commenting. :)

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  2. Thanks for the update. I'll keep praying.

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  3. We'll keep him in our prayers. Thanks for the update, Jesseca.

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    1. Thank you and your family so much for your prayers, Faith!!

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  4. Thank you for the update, Jesseca. I'll continue to keep you all in my prayers.

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  5. Oh dear, I'm really hoping that it isn't a blood clot!!!!

    I'll keep praying, thanks for the update, Jesseca!

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    1. I know, we were all doing this same thing!!
      Thank you for keeping him in your prayers!

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  6. He sure is having a time of it! I'll keep him in my prayers

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    1. Yeah. . .thankfully it looks like the worst is over!
      Thanks for praying!

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