Monday, May 28, 2012

May Madness

We are a missionary band.....

Okay, so it’s usually March Madness.  But hey, March was crazy too, so... we’ll throw May in as well.

So the month of May.

April showers bring May flowers, right?  Well, not exactly... Though the dry month of April here did start to bring May showers.

The month of May also brought more fevers for Zane.  And I think everyone is tired of hearing about Zane’s fevers.  We are too.

Zane has now finished a 2 week course of Metronidazole for Giardia.  The last several days he was fever free, playing, eating, and doing very well.

Then he had a fever of 102.4.  Madness!  This is Crazy.

Can you ask your friends for too many prayers?  When a good chunk of them think you are doing the wrong thing by being here?

The best possible explanation for this is relapsed typhoid fever.  He had a negative malaria test, a negative stool test and a negative typhoid test.  The typhoid test, like the malaria test, is far from perfect.

Zane now has another IV on his head.  It’s quite amazing really that the same IV had lasted for 4 days already.  I thought we’d be happy if it lasted for 3, but we are thankful for less times that we have to poke him.  Today he just got another IV.  Since we haven’t taken out the first one, he has an IV sticking out of both temples.  He looks... odd.  We are giving him IV ceftriaxone, an IV antibiotic that has a once a day dosing for typhoid fever.  The plan is to continue it for 10 days.

So far Zane seems to be responding very well.  We haven’t noticed a fever for the past 2 days.  He’s eating better and playing much better now too.

Please continue to provide prayer cover for this prolonged and tiring sickness.


  1. I don't think you can ever ask for too many prayers.... Thank you for all the work you are doing there.... Your blog continues to amaze and inspire me (I am a christian mom of two young boys also).... Your family will be in my prayers

  2. Prayers will be said. If you tip toe through life, avoiding all possible harm, are you really putting any trust in Jesus to protect you?

  3. You are an inspiration to me and our family. Thank you for following where God leads you, and most importantly, thank you for being honest about your struggles. Your honesty is refreshing.

    This Scripture came to my mind for you this evening. Perhaps God has a word to say to you through it...

    "So be content with who you are, and don't put on airs. God's strong hand is on you; he'll promote you at the right time. Live carefree before God; he is most careful with you." (1 Pet 5:6-7 MSG)

    Continued prayers and blessings headed your way.

  4. This is the scripture that God has poured into me for this season on my life. Hope it blesses you! Is 43:1-2 "But now thus says the Lord who created you O Jacob, And He who formed you O Israel, 'Fear not, for I have redeemed you, I have called you by your name, you are Mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you. And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned. Nor shall the flame scorch you"

    I'll be praying for you guys and your precious son!

    Many blessings,

  5. RE: the above verse - I always capitalize THROUGH! God takes us through whatever to the other side!
    Blessings to you. Always wonderful to see how God is leading and guiding in your lives! Continue to share and give and be where and who and what He wants you to be!

  6. God is with you. I continue to pray for Zane and the rest of the family.

  7. Praying. God loves him more than you can imagine.

  8. We're happy to have you in our prayers. And as for those "friends" who say you shouldn't be there, let them have their say and then delete it! Do and Go where God leads. When we were asked to go to Uganda in 1975 our friends thought we were mad to go and take our 4 children with us -- the Idi Amin era. We told them that we could stay home and be killed in a road smash just as easily as being killed in Uganda. But we wanted to be where God wanted us. May God's love surround you always.

  9. be of good courage...we are praying..and will continue..for you and your family....

  10. Of course we'll pray for you guys!