Saturday, July 22, 2006

3 days of struggles & we're back in the ICU

I actually can't believe it, but I'm writting this post from the family room at Children's Hospital. You know what that means, right? Yes, you guessed it, we're back in the ICU. Little Bug has been in significant distress since the wee hours of the morning on Thursday. He had gotten his shots on Wednesday and so we thought that the fever and fussiness were related to that. When he continued to scream and cry and his fever continued to rise, I took him back to the doctor. Of course for the hour we were in the docs office, Connor was sheer perfection, not a peep to mention. Then we went home on Friday morning and he continued to escalate with distress. I kept trying not to overeact and bring him straight to the hospital, but my gutt feeling was that something was really wrong. Sure enough this morning I watched his distress turn into panic and he started experiencing some of the same things he would do months ago when everyone at the hospital labled it "episodes". So, back to Children's we came. First to the ER where they expidited us right through and then an admission to the ICU. He is stuggling terribly and I am worried. Daddy is gone overseas, as of yesterday and I am really feeling his absence. My mom stayed the night with me at our house last night and came to the ER with me today. She just left for home this evening and Little Bug and I are in for another night back in the ICU. I'm sure there will be lots of tests to do, but for the moment, they are still just trying to quiet him down so he will sleep. He has gone almost 3 days without sleeping, except for 10-15 minute catnaps.

Please pray for Connor. Please pray, like never before, for these docs that they would have wisdom to pinpoint the problem. I will stay updated as best I can, but for now...PRAY PRAY PRAY!!!!!!

Lovebug Hugs,


Sheila said...

Lori I will pray like Ive never prayed before for that little bug! We all love him and you and Randy so very much! If you need to talk please call 4259316746. Hang in there! Love You Sheila

Anonymous said...

I'm praying, Lori! You are always in my heart.

The Maulin Family said...

Randy and Lori,

We are so sorry to hear that Connor isn't feeling well. We will say a prayer tonight that Connor will get some much needed rest and comfort in his body. We all want to see him smiling and lighting up the room again soon. Take care, Gary, Lynette, Zachary, Lucas and Savannah Maulin

The Denessen's said...


We will pray tonite like never before. God say's that we need to pray with a fervent heart. That he does hear our prayers & will answer. I pray that God will give Conner healing from this unrest in his body. that peace will come over him. That a miracle will happen that all will see the Glory of the Lord through Connor. He has performed many miracles in the past. Cling to that. We love you all. Praying that Randy is very safe & can come home soon. Lord, grant Randy peace during this time too. Help him to focus & keep his mind steadfast. Give Lori strength & comfort.Amen.

Love you all, Teresa, Ted, Chloe, Emma & Jake.

Kristine and Abbie said...


We will pray! I am so sorry to hear that Connor is back in the hospital...Abbie and I (along with our small group bible study) will pray that the doctors will be looking in the right direction as they try to figure out these episodes...with much care,


Anonymous said...

Oh Lori Honey,

I am so sorry. GOd Be with you and keep you in His Hands COnnor. We love you and are praying for you. Darina

Anonymous said...

OK so we will pray like crazy! I know this must be very upsetting but keep in mind how far the Lord has brought this guy already. We will pray that Randy will get home to you safely and quickly as well. As you already know, you guys are in good arms at childrens and we will pray for FRESH and NEW insight for the docs with connors episodes.

Michelle said...

I was so sad to read this update this morning! I'm sorry to hear you've found yourself and little bug back in the ICU. Will continue to pray for Connor and the docs to find out what is going on.

Anonymous said...

Randy and Lori,
We love you and are praying for Connor and for you both. God will see you through. We have had many miracles in our family. God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. We lift you up and the doctors today.
The Henleys

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