Friday, November 30, 2007
As you pray,

please remember us. . .

15 cases of whooping cough have been reported at the university that Troy attends. (One of his students is in quarantine right now.) This is serious enough that the campus is closing a week earlier than planned. (Nothing like changing the schedule of thousands of people!) I am asking God to keep Troy from unwittingly bringing the "germ" home to three little munchkins - the youngest of whom it could be "very serious and even fatal." Due to the schedule change, Troy's load has just multiplied, and he needs extra prayer to keep well, get sleep and finish what is needed to end the semester.

Thank you for praying!

  posted at 11:54 AM  

At 2:52 PM, Blogger Les said...

As always, praying for you all. It was so good to talk to you!
As for the questions, my favorite was always when they would ask (in front of Scott) if he beat me and if I felt safe at home. I was wondering if that is on the form, why would they ask it in front of the potential abuser?

At 5:58 PM, Blogger ~Heather~ said...

Martha, WOW! Yes, I will be praying! When we were traveling doing deputation, I'm quite sure my kids and Phillip had whooping was HORRIBLE...and lasted for about 6 months! GOD kept me from getting it because I was nursing little Noah. YOU ARE RIGHT...YOUR FAMILY DOES NOT WANT IT!!!!! When we took little Noah to the doctor to get a medicine to help kick that cough, he gave us a medicine, which Noah took...BUT HIS COUGH WASN'T ANY BETTER, but the medicine put spots all over his cute little white teeth. GRRRRR!! We'll be praying that your house is SPARED this horrible cough!

Thanks for the nice comment on my blog too. Also, I enjoyed your last post before this one...WOW! Bless your heart, I cannot imagine all you went through.

Love, Heather =)

At 9:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I were you, I'd stay at home with that new prince and not take him anywhere until this outbreak subsides.

At 12:07 AM, Blogger Norma Gwen said...

Wow, I didn't know that. It could be fatal to Preston, too. We just have to trust the Lord! Our children are in His hands. Believe me, we found that our firsthand when we were told Preston probably wouldn't live, in June, and we still have him. What a wonderful Christmas gift for us - to still have our son, and for him to be such a sweetheart!


At 7:07 AM, Blogger Senkyoshi said...

You may already know this, but there is an antibiotic your husband could take, if he thinks he has been exposed. It is supposed to help. My son is going to take it and my nieces have taken it already. I would think with your new prince, your hubby wouldn't have any trouble getting it from the campus doctors. Just thought I would pass on the info...

At 9:09 AM, Blogger tacomom said...

Wow, I will be praying. That is scary but God truly is in control. I am reminded often lately of a quote...something like...God sends trials to empty us of ourselves so we can be totally and completely filled with HIM. I love it!

At 3:53 PM, Blogger Sarah Cook said...

Wow... sounds a little scary... don't know a whole lot about whooping cough... but, I do know a bit about croup... which, I am suspecting my Charity might have again. This is NOT good since Ron's immune system is down, and we are supposed to keep sicknesses away from him! I sure hope and will pray that your family stays well!

At 10:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My twins had it when they were 4 years old and I was pregnant with Jalen. No, you do not want it!!! I had to clean up puke every night(because of the choking cough). They made it through but it was not fun!!! Hope you all stay well!
Julie W

At 12:29 AM, Anonymous Free Advice said...

Today, kids get a series of shots, which protects them from getting whooping cough. Some kids still get whooping cough, but it is less common than it once was. Babies who have had none, or just some of the shots in the series are particularly at risk for the illness and often have to go to the hospital if they get it.

Inoculate the kids=no worries

At 12:39 PM, Blogger Martha C said...

Troy just went to UMA last night and was given the meds. Yes, he has been exposed to it. :-( I also hope your family here stays clear of the sickness!

At 12:54 PM, Blogger Martha C said...

I am curious as to the person behind "free advice" I have been given. . . I am wondering if you are a relative of mine? :-)
Did you think of the oxymoron in your statement, ". . .kids get a serious of shots, which protects them from whooping cough. Some kids still get whooping cough. . .". Hmmmmm. I will refrain from being controversial! And by the way, if you go the immunization route, the first "whooping cough" shot does not happen until the age of two months, and my little guy is only 1.

At 11:55 PM, Blogger tacomom said...

Do I sense a friend in the debate of immunizations here? I have yet to get my youngest completely immunized (shhhh!) and I have yet to find anyone other than my sister that shares my hesitation.

At 9:16 AM, Blogger Martha C said...

Call me a friend, Sara, and include me in the group with your sister. :-) I am not "hesitant" in this area but flat out vehement!

At 10:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wish I knew about all the risks of immunizations when my kids were babies!!! I would have said NO to everything!!!! I went to a meeting on immunization given by my chiropractor----wow---it made me scared to death that I had immunized all a 4 of my kids!!! I feel very blessed that they didn't have any side effects!Nice to know someone else has this info!!(by the way---my twins had the whooping cough vac. too and still got it!!)
Julie W

At 2:09 PM, Blogger Martha C said...

Julie W,
It was a nurse friend of mine who brought the controversy regarding shots to my attention. It is a big decision, but I did untold hours of research and reading on this subject that helped back my beliefs. Anytime a nurse or doctor challenges me, I pull out my guns, and they know I have not made a flimsy choice. I get frustrated when they want you to claim it as a religious out. It has nothing to do with my faith in God! I believe that when weighing the aspects, it is a wise choice for my children.


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