Sunday, August 10, 2008

A PP'sPs about News

Do you want the good news or the bad news?

First, the bad. Christy has not improved as far as her responsiveness. In fact, she may be less responsive today than yesterday. She is hard to wake up, and when she is awake, she is not talking much at all. We are hoping that this is medicine induced.

Now, the good. We talked to the infectious disease doc a few minutes ago. Apparently, we now have a name for what's ailing her. They believe we are dealing w/ an atypical bacterial pneumonia. So atypical that it was only discovered as a strain in around 1987. This diagnosis will allow them to narrow the treatment and be more aggressive. We are praying that this more focused and aggressive approach will be effective in getting her well.

I forgot to mention in previous posts that to complicate matters, I apparently came in contact with either poison oak or ivy before the incident and am now fighting itching, swelling, and oozing (great word!) over most of my left arm and a portion of my left leg. I could go insane at any time!

Anyway, we give God the glory for directing the docs to this diagnosis. We now pray that God will work through the treatment and bring about a miracle! I know that you are praying for the same and I am eternally grateful for you. Keep on keepin' on!

Josh

3 comments:

Ann said...

Praise the Lord! We've been praying for the diagnosis, so now we know how to concentrate our prayers as treatment is being concentrated. Praying for you, too.

Jo-Mama said...

Believing and praying!Hang in there Hildebrand's!
Lots of Love from Texas,
Justin, Joanna, Elijah and Aubrey

Wendy Smith said...

Josh,
It's Cousin Wendy.. I will be praying & praying that there is a speedy diagnosis w/ a medication that will heal her and bring her through effective treatment. I know we don't keep in touch enough, but I am here for you now. Christy is so magnificent and I cannot wait until I see her radiant smile again. I know that will be soon! Josh I will keep her in my heart and prayers and hope to hear good news soon. God is GREAT and I know she will be healed soon. Love & Prayers for you guys Always,
Wendy Smith