Spencer started feeling bad Thursday morning and I just had a bad feeling. Brad hasn't felt good all week and Cole has been coughing and congested so when Spencer told me he was congested, my brain jumped into overdrive. We worked all day with meds and breathing treatments trying to get ahead of the sickness but Spencer woke me up at 3:30am this morning with severe body aches and a temperature of 103 so we headed straight to the ER.
I have said it before but it bears repeating...Arkansas Children's Hospital is the BEST! When we walked through these doors 14 years ago, we had no idea what was in store for our family and how we would be impacted by such a caring and loving environment. Today was no exception. The ER team jumped into action and within an hour Spencer had an IV, a chest x-ray, bloodwork, Motrin for his fever and a tv with ESPN!
Given his symptoms, the doctors were concerned that he had the flu but the rapid test came back NEGATIVE! But, before I do my happy dance I am waiting for the labs tomorrow and if they are negative, well then the nurses on 5D should look out!
We are in our pj's, watching tv and praying we have a good respiratory therapist tonight so I don't have to inflict bodily harm.
Unfortunately, Spencer's 18th birthday is Sunday so I am hopeful he feels better and can have a couple of friends come up to watch the NFL playoffs and lift his spirits.
All day today I have been thinking and praying for the Upshaw's as they held Yolanda's funeral. I heard that it was the most amazing service and a true testament to the impact this incredible family has had on so many people's lives.
Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers. We love you all.
"God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble."