Baby Joe in the Hospital!

This is a duplicate of Kendra's blog...

Our 7week old...Little Joe...took an ambulance ride to the hospital today. When Kendra woke him, he was unresponsive, white and struggling to breathe.

Pray for Me!

Our local hospital continued to be worried with Baby Joe's responses, so he was transported to a Children's hospital about two hours south of our home. He's in the Pediatric ICU and they continue to run a bunch of tests to determine what's going on in his little body. The current theory is that he has a systemic bacterial infection or "nasty" virus. They are running tests tonight and should know more in the morning. He's getting the best care we can give him and the doctors/nurses working on him had me so confident that I snuck Kendra away for a few hours sleep.

For those that will go to the Lord on our behalf:

Praise God:
The admitting staff at our local hospital knew us and took great care of us and all of our needs.
The doctors/nurses recognized that we needed to be transferred.
The transfer team was top notch and cared for him in route to the Children's hospital.
The doctors/nurses treating him in the ICU are fantastic. He's getting one on one attention with the pediatric specialist and nursing staff.
Kendra's SIL is an RN at this specific Children's hospital and her brother/family live about 10 minutes away.
Kendra's folks came to stay with our kids and their house was equally close which gave us a place to catch up on some sleep (and still be close enough if they needed us!).

Pray with us:
For a complete and correct diagnosis.
That his fluids would regulate and all of his blood numbers would stabilize (he's all over the map with his lab results).
That the test results would be conclusive.
For our kids at home.

We have great internet access and we will update as we can.

God is good...all of the time,


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Andy Fletcher

Andy "Fletch" Fletcher has been married for the past 22 years. He and his wife Kendra are the proud parents of five sons and three daughters, all of whom keep them laughing and on their toes. During the day he can be found fixing people's teeth, but in his spare time you can find Fletch stretching out a pair of flip-flops, creating a new pizza recipe, playing the drums, or rescuing a piece of his tie-dye wardrobe from his wife's donation pile. You can find him online where he writes on his personal blog: theMangoTimes and cohosts with his wife on the podcast.