I haven’t shared a post, written an article or recorded a video for my YouTube channel in over a month.
People who subscribe to the Fine Natural Hair and Faith newsletter know why. For those of you who don’t (why not? lol), I’m sharing this update.
So, I really don’t know where to begin. I don’t have an eloquent way to say it all and I sure don’t know how to lay it out in a manner that Google wants to index it all on the first page (Besides, not many searching the web would much care).
But, for my faithful subscribers, I didn’t want to leave you hanging so here goes…
My son, CJ is a special needs child who has many health challenges (especially the last 2 years). We were set to get a G-tube placed into his belly so he could receive adequate nutrition and hydration to fight against nasty kidney stones that were forming faster than we could remove them.
All of those plans were accelerated when about three weeks ago, CJ developed a very high fever (nearly 106). I rushed him to the ER and he was admitted after being diagnosed with pneumonia and a UTI.
Seizure activity returned.
That was on a Friday. He already had surgery scheduled for the following Monday to remove a stent from his ureter that was placed after a large infection stone was removed from his kidney a month prior.
After being on antibiotics for a few days, the doctors cleared him for the surgery and went in to remove the stent.
While in the hospital, CJ was fast tracked to received his G-tube.
Somewhere between stent removal and G-tube placement, CJ contracted a fungus in his blood.
Pediatrics had to consult with Infectious Diseases. The doctor in charge put him on an anti-fungal drug, Micafungin, nd took him off the antibiotic which could potentially encourage the growth of more yeast.
Long story short, CJ was having high fevers most days. Yet, after just 1 dose of the anti-fungal drug, (and much prayer and confession based on the Word of God), he began to return negative blood cultures. It was an intervention from the Lord and even the doctors couldn’t explain why his cultures returned to negative so quickly.
14 days later, CJ was released from the hospital.
There’s so much more to share. I will record a video detailing our stay and all the experiences that we went through. God was so good to us even in the midst of it all.
Now, we are just getting used to this new feeding tube system. I actually had to go on YouTube to learn some things because while the hospital provided basic training, there were just some things I didn’t recall.
We have a visiting nurse that will come weekly but in the meantime, I’m it.
Stay tuned for future updates and thank you so much to everyone who prayed for us. I plan to return to blogging and vlogging in a week or two.