Separated… again

3 Sep

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.

9 Responses to “Separated… again”

  1. Karen Mast September 3, 2013 at 11:05 pm #

    Oh, Tiffany. I can feel your frustration and pain over the e-mail. I’m so sorry. I will be praying for healing for Jody and for strength for you.

  2. Pam W. September 3, 2013 at 11:40 pm #

    Tiffany, I feel your pain and know how to pray for you and your family because I’ve been there. Jody is in good hands. Try to let go and let God. He remains in control. Hopefully this is just a minor setback and Jody will be home soon. Until then, just keep on keepin’ on…you are a lot stronger than you think! I am praying for you. Pam

  3. Kendra Gascho September 4, 2013 at 2:06 am #

    Jody and Tiffany… so sorry to hear this. My heart aches for your family. Love to you from the Gaschos. When can I send a meal your way or watch your kiddos? We’re away at the moment but will be back Saturday and I could send a meal to you in the meantime…

  4. Sheryl September 4, 2013 at 6:18 am #

    I am sorry to hear this. So frustrating.
    You know to call us if you need anything

  5. Marilyn Titter September 4, 2013 at 9:24 am #

    Hang in there, lung infections are tough to get rid of completely. He is in good hands. I will be praying for you both, the girls, the docs and nurses caring for Jody.

  6. Stephanie September 4, 2013 at 12:14 pm #

    Stay strong tiff. Praying for you guys. Needa babysitter just call. off tue and thur

  7. Kelly September 4, 2013 at 3:50 pm #

    Tiffany and Jody, Praying Gods strength to fight this infection out of Jody and for grace to the both of you being miles apart. .Prayers to for Jody to kick this quickly and return home in good health. If you need to talk give me a call. Godd Bless

  8. Ruthie September 4, 2013 at 10:11 pm #

    Once again, my heart aches for all of you…and my prayers are surrounding you!
    (Sending you an inbox message on fb). Much love!

  9. Dixie September 6, 2013 at 3:48 pm #

    Praying God’s strength to get you through another trial. So sorry you are going through this again. Some day we will understand. Now we can only trust and pray. And need I remind you that those two things have brought about miracles. We are praying that for you and your family. Hugs & love to you all.

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