Thursday, April 02, 2009

Nothin' is Easy

IMG_1092 The only thing that comes easy with Allie is love. She is unbelievably loveable. She gives and receives love easier than any person I know.

But she's having it tough. She contracted Strep B while in the hospital. Doctors believe colonies of the bacteria were present on the tip of the catheter and stowed away when inserted during the operation. So the amazing team of St. Mary's medical pros is watching Allie around the clock in the PICU.

The charming and beautiful Susan and I are spending most of our time with her. We alternate taking a break for a few hours each day to go home and get cleaned up and refreshed.

Thanks for all the love you've been showing us through your visits, notes, emails, and meals delivered. You're kindness is keeping our heads above water.

'And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’
And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these dmy brothers, you did it to me.’ 
Matt. 25:39, 40 (ESV)


luann said...

I'm sorry things are so hard right now. Sometimes it is so hard to understand God's ways, but we know He is sovereign and none of this comes as a surprise to Him.

We will continue to pray for Allie and for you and Susan--that God will fill you with joy and peace in the midst of this chaos.

Vicki A. Small said...

Still praying, Bryon.

The Beckman Compound said...

Our granddaughter had Group B Strep when she was born 14 years ago. She was sick little baby for 10 days, but now she is almost 15 years old and doing great!!

We'll keep on praying for little Allie.

Love, Susan & Greg

Bryonm said...

Thanks for the encouragement you guys :)

Allie seems to be shakin' the strep b. we'll get some test results back today. she hasn't had a fever in a few days.