Thursday, October 8, 2009

Prayers are Answered

Hurry up and wait. That's how I feel lately. We seem to take one step closer to an answer only to fall two steps back.

There is good news, though. Actually, there is great, incredible, fantastic news. There is NOT yeast in Brent's blood! It took four lab techs at two hospitals but they are sure there is no yeast. I can't even explain what a relief this is. We found out yesterday that having yeast in your blood is extremely serious. On it's own, regardless of the original cause, it carries a 30 to 40% mortality rate. I'm not sure either Brent or I grasped the seriousness of it until they told us that. So finding out that it was not there was a feeling beyond relief. Once again we realize that prayers are heard and answered.

So, once again, we wait. They decided last night that since there was no yeast in his blood, and there aren't any test results back yet, he might as well come home. We are thankful. He is miserable but it is always easier to be miserable at home than in a hospital room. Besides, I may not be a great cook but I do a bit better than the hospital cafeteria. :)

We are praying that we will find out some results today. Some of the tests can take several days to come back. Some may be back today. I've got a phone attached to me at all times.

The day dawned bright and beautiful. A bit chilly but not in a bad way. The sky is blue and the sun is shining...a perfect Autumn morning. That alone gives me renewed hope. We'll take it one beautiful day at a time.

1 comment:

Jason and Emily Gardner said...

oh my goodness. sounds like life continues to be pretty exciting for all of you. I hope the rest of your week goes well!