It’s been about three weeks since my last post, Israel – Part I. As you can imagine, my intentions were to follow that post with part two. This part was to feature a video I created showing some of the pictures from our Holy Land tour. The video is finally finished, however I am having difficulties with uploading it to the site for viewing. This video took way too much time not to share, so I won’t give up easily. Hopefully I’ll be able to share it with you soon.
Instead of the video, I’ll use this post to give you an update on how things have been going in our household. Honestly speaking, things could be better. Since Jody came home from the hospital a few weeks ago, and despite three weeks of IV antibiotics, he just doesn’t seem to be getting better. He’s frequently tired, short of breath, and just plain feels lousy. His last course of antibiotics were cut a few days short because once again his blood work revealed that his kidneys were being negatively affected by these high doses of drugs (necessary for a CF patient). The doctors have continued to monitor his labs and encouraged him to “hydrate well” (much easier said then done for him). Today everything came to a head when Jody spiked a temperature of 102 degrees. This, along with his other symptoms, was reason enough to admit him to the hospital… again. These symptoms could be the result of the last lung infection, not totally eradicated, decreased kidney function, or both. Time
will may tell. So once again we find ourselves separated, 82 miles apart, by an unrelenting disease that cares little about the people and families it impacts.