"He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm,
and carry them close to his heart, and shall gently lead those that are with young." Isaiah 40:11

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Manitoba Bound?

This morning it was confirmed - Rachel does in fact have chicken pox.  Thankfully, it seems that she has a milder form of it - and maybe this is because of the VZIG.  Thank-you God!! We are giving her an antiviral medication now - 1.5 ml, four times a day.  She's having some trouble getting it down so it takes some patience, but if it helps - it's worth it!  Rachel is doing pretty good.  She is scratching her head - there's quite a few pox there (not much on the rest of body) but still fairly content so far! No fever or shortness of breath.  Because it looks like Rachel will do alright with the pox, (the doctors think that she would show more signs of trouble by now) we are going to brave the trip across the prairies tomorrow! But I have a TON left to do yet.......so we're not sure when we'll leave.  Abigail seems to be doing alright but definetly more itchy than Ethan was at this stage.  It's been a crazy day but we are well.  Thank-you for your prayers!!!!

Rachel was just BEAMING at the nurse and doctors who saw her today.  She really is a beautiful little peanut.  I so wish I had taken pictures but then there is nothing quite like the real thing....

9 comments:

Alicia said...

I glad things are going along as planned. I hope all goes well for you with your drive. Is there anyway I could come see you guys for a little bit?

Valerie Ruth said...

i can't wait to see you!

Janet said...

I will pray for God's protection as you all travel. Also that Ethan & Abigail will enjoy the ride through our nice flat Manitoba.Maybe you'll will see some cows.I'm sure you will:)I pray no problems will happen with Rachel.
Bless you all & drive safe.
Janet M

Anonymous said...

Will pray as you get ready and then for your time on the road. Roselle

Carlana said...

I'm so glad you get to go to Manitoba!! I hope the trip goes really well. You could always stay here to break up the trip :) Though you might want to stop more at the half way mark and you'll probably want to stay on the main highway. Praying it will be an amazing time for your family!

Irene said...

May the LORD be in front to guide your way,
May the LORD be behind you to help you keep going, and not look back, "WHAT IF ONLY WE HAD"
May the LORD be beside you to protect you strengthen you and keep you safe on the highways.
May the LORD'S spirit be inside you to give you peace, hold you in his arms, and thoroughly enjoy this special time. and know that HE will be with you whatever will happen. God Bless You Richly

Carol Taves said...

Can you give them Benadryl for the itching? or does that only work for allergy itchiness? might be worth a phone call to a pharmacist - it would have the side benefit of helping them sleep as you travel!

Anonymous said...

Hey, I am really happy for you guys that you get a bit of home for a while. I am so happy that Rachel will get to meet all of her great grandparents. That is precious stuff. Sorry to hear about your Grandpa being sick Dave.
You know, I wonder if your kids will actually be more comfortable driving. The gentle shake of the van might just help with the general ichty, uncomfortableness. Hopefully that is the case... Maybe a bit of kids tylenol and then presto, you and Dave actually get time to talk!
Seriously wishing you guys all the best.
Side note: Please tell me you and evonne are going to initiate your kids into the fine art of cow tipping? Make sure Rachel gets her little hand on the hockey stick! just joking around....
love laura

Anonymous said...

Welcome home :) L-lew