Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas at sutter

Isaiah got a fever early around 3:30 this morning.  We had to bring him to the doctor at 9 to check things out.  Because his counts are still very low they decided to admit him for at least 72 hours.  They are beginning antibiotics in case his fever is due to a bacterial infection.  So we're here.  For Christmas.  

Please pray for his fever to go away and for his blood to be protected from any bacterial infection.  He's clearly disappointed but remarkably positive.  He keeps telling me he loves me.   

Emmaus friends: we'll miss worshiping with you tonight.  Worship well.  Love one another.  Peace to you.


Emily said...

So sorry that you will be spending Christmas in the hospital. Grant has had a cold all week and I have worried that we may have had the same fate! No fever for us so far... We continue to watch and wait.

Grant celebrates his 1 year Anniversary in Maintenance this week. We are thankful for our many blessings and will continue to hold your family in our prayers!

I hope Santa finds you tonight!

Merry Christmas to you all!

The Nelsons
Kevin, Emily, Eden, Grant and Jacob
Beaufort, NC

Annelies said...

Oh such sad news, but I know that Santa loves the children in hospitals SOOOO much. So tell Isaiah to listen for tiny hooves!!! I apologize for the lack of card this year. Know you are always in our hearts and in our prayers. XXXX Anne Dease

Cyn said...

So strong and courageous!!

I will definitely keep you all in my thoughts.

At least you are together!

Meghan said...

To our sweet friends,
I'm so sorry that you won't be at home this Christmas... but I know you will preserver through this 72 hour stay. We will be praying for you guys a lot today. I hope you are still able to enjoy your time together.
We love you guys so much!

Merry Christmas.

The Heins

Tami said...

Hello Oates family...

Merry Christmas! We still check in here every so often, and up until this post, we smile at the progress that Isaiah has made and the things that you are all up to. So sorry to hear that you have had to spend Christmas in the hospital. We are praying for Isaiah and for all of you as well. We hope that you were able to feel some peace about the day and what the next several hours will hold. We miss seeing your faces in person, but we're so grateful to be able to keep updated through this blog. God bless your night.


The Gray's

molly lilja said...

Merry Christmas friends, I hope that you get home soon and get to celebrate in the comfort of your own home.

the Liljas

Auntie Angie said...

Dear Isaiah bear, it was great talking to you today, you continue to be an inspiration to us! You are so strong and couragous! I am glad that you liked your gift from Ethan, we can't wait to come see you and play with the marble run! Give sienna big hugs for us, she is such a great big sister!

We love you...Angie, Patrick and Ethan.