Saturday, April 7, 2012

#114 Zane, fever-free for one week!

Zane has had his first seven day stretch fever-free in six weeks now. Praise God. The doctors still don't know what caused five weeks of fevers. WBC 17,000, 84% lymphocytes and AST over 100 were his only striking labs initially. A million obscure tests are still pending. It would be nice to know, but I'd choose a healthy son and not knowing over the alternative.

Along the lines of sons and health, today is the one-year anniversary of Zeke's death, our nearly-adopted son. Nobody knows if we ever would have really had the opportunity to legally adopt him, but there was an immense bond and a physical, emotional and spiritual pain the day he died.

I had been torturing myself looking at pictures of these two precious boys, imagining if Zeke had lived and imagining the worst for Zane. Now that Zane is healthy once again, I can look at the pictures and peacefully recall happy memories with Zeke and anticipate a lifetime of father-son love between Zane and me. I don't believe I will ever see Zane the same. He will always be my miracle baby and every moment will be savored.

Olen phone: +235 62 16 04 93
Danae phone: +235 62 17 04 80

Olen et Danae Netteburg
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Kelo, Tchad

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  1. Thank God!! You have been in my prayers since I learned about Zane´s illness through FB. May Lord continue giving you strength!

  2. Praising God with you guys! So relieved to hear this, and I'm not even Zane's parent.

  3. so glad to hear!!! praise the LORD:-)

  4. chips=tanya henry from baystate:-)

  5. God is good!!! This made me so happy!

  6. Praise the Lord. My students and I at Battle Creek Academy have been praying for Zane all week. We will continue to pray that you and Danae will continue to serve God and care for your little boys in Tchad.

  7. Praise the Lord! We are keeping you all in prayer!

  8. So many prayers have gone up for Zane and your family and I know I won't be the only one that won't stop praying, now that the main crisis, perhaps, has passed. Praise God for his goodness and for protecting your family now and in the future!! Holly Jessen

  9. praise God... in the good and in the rough... Holding you 4 and your staff up in prayers daily.
    Jim and Neeta

  10. So happy! Praise God!