Thursday, November 20, 2008

"The Weekend Get Away"

I have written before concerning child #3.. the Lukenstein. I have complained concerning his stubbornness and strong-willed nature. I have often told of those extra prayers I set aside for him.

Well, this past weekend, Luke and I spent two nights in the hospital due to his severe dehydration. Poor kid starts out with a cold and ends up lacking about 1.5 liters of fluid. His potassium was extremely low. And with that, he had the most explosive intestinal bug, if you know that I mean.

He in essence was reduced to about 2/5ths of himself. Scary? Alarming? Yes. As bad as it could have been or as bad as others have experienced or are experiencing now? Probably not.
But it certainly has readjusted my thinking.

He is better now. He was back to being Lukenstein about 24 hours after coming home from the hospital. This is a good thing. I certainly to appreciate the way God has wired him a little more than I did Saturday night.

1 comment:

Aaron Shust said...

wow. 2/5. that Is scary. Daniel had some stomach virus strain that was going around in kids primarily. The Rotavirus. lasted over a week. ...if you know what i mean. I caught it and had it for 24 hours. ..while I was on the road. don't know if it was the same thing Luke had, but, it was really sad. Thank God for medicine and bodies that heal!