Thursday, April 12, 2007

Back in the Hospital!

Lincoln is 10 months today! If you recall...I mentioned getting to the computer to give an update is somewhat difficult these days since we are out of the hospital. Between family, company, the holiday and taking care of Lincoln...and not having an accessible computer to upload pics...it has been difficult to keep up. So sorry to keep you all in the dark for so long. Hopefully everyone had a great Easter...we did! It was so nice being out of the hospital. We have had so much fun with Lincoln, taking him out, shopping, going for walks...It has been a blast. However, we are back in the hospital because Lincoln came down with a nasty virus. He started getting sick last week with a cough, runny nose, diarrhea, vomiting...you get the picture! The doctors said he has a cold and to just watch him close. Monday it seemed like his symptoms were getting worse, and to make matters more complicated, Kristen and I were getting sick also. We decided to take him to the urgent care for a check-up. A quick echo and some lab work revealed that Lincoln's heart was doing good and had not yet been affected by the symptoms. However, when they checked the lab work, they discovered that Lincoln has acquired a virus called CMV (Cytomegalovirus). I'm not going to explain what it is...you can look it up for yourself, but if untreated it could send Lincoln into rejection. We left urgent care and went straight to the hospital to be admitted. Lincoln is undergoing anti-viral treatment and close observation. Fortunately, his heart seems to be doing fine and we should be discharged by Monday...hopefully! They are also checking cultures on every other type of body fluid for other infections that might be present as well. We are also playing with Lincoln's feeding regiment and experimenting with different baby formulas and eating schedules to try to get him to eat better and see if we can get his diarrhea under control. Please keep him in your prayers over the next couple of days...it's scary being back in the hospital! They will check his CMV level tomorrow and if the virus level is back to normal he should be released as long as there are no other infections or problems with his GI track or problems with his heart. Please pray that his heart will be protected from any attack or rejection. Pray that he eats better and will keep his feeds down. And lastly...pray that we can come home soon! We will talk to all of you very soon...thanks for all your prayers and support! We love you all! J&K

38 comments:

Michelle said...

Hey Guys,

Just wanted you to know you are always on our minds. We can't wait to hear Lincoln's laugh in person instead of over the phone. He is in our prayers and we hope you can get out of the hospital soon. We love and miss all of you.

J Crew said...

Christine and I will continue to pray for this very special son of yours

Terri said...

Awww...
I'm sorry guys...
We will keep you all in our prayers.
This must be tough on you..

Anonymous said...

Hey Guys,
Just wanted to drop a quick line and check in on how Lincoln is doing. Sorry to hear he is back in the hospital. Hope is short term. We will continue to pray for him and you guys as well...

Love
The Taylor's

aunt donna from oregon said...

Hi Josh and Kristen,

Keeping all of you in prayer and know God will put His hand of healing upon Lincoln and rid his body of this virus. I pray you both will be strong as well in the Lord. Will pass this update on to prayer partners when I get home from work.

Love ya much,

aunt donna :-) Isa. 40:31

Anonymous said...

I am praying earnestly.

Auntie

SJ said...

You are in our thoughts and prayers! Praying you are soon home and all well.

Anonymous said...

Jesus, We ask that you will touch Lincoln and protect his little heart. Guard him from any more infections and please bring the whole Carter family home soon.
Amen
Jan and the ESA Family

Anonymous said...

Thanks for letting us know how to be praying specifically.....as always you are close to our hearts and in our prayers.
Blessings and hugs, Stacey Belmont and Co.

Terri said...

Just checkin in...

any news... anyone??

tigggrr37@aol.com

Aaron Snell said...

We don't know you, but Matt Cook sent us this link. You sure do have a precious little son, and we can see that you are a really neat family. He has such a sweet and joyful little face, and I bet he loves to entertain anyone who comes near. He is so strong. We have two sons who were both preemies and a younger brother who spent his first three years in and out of the hospital. We can relate, of course not at all what you guys are going through with little Lincoln. We will be happy to lift this concern up with you to the God of all creation, and that you will soon be able to return to your own home in Clovis. May the Lord bless you.

Aaron, Amy, Elijah, and Jonah Snell

Jim Cecy said...

Josh and Kristin and Lil' Lincoln,

I am once again reminded of the amazing ways God is using your family to communicate His love to a needy world. We truly do "know" that God works all thiings together for good for those who love God and are called according to HIs purposes.
I love you all. Kiss that little guy for me.

Jim Cecy

Anonymous said...

Sorry, we haven't talked in a while. But our prayers haven't stopped. We're finally back in the country after 3 weeks gone. We can't wait to see you guys. Give Lincoln a big kiss for us. The boys can't wait to see their little buddy.
~The Dhillons

Anonymous said...

LINCOLN is doing well and back at the hotel with his mommy and daddy. There will be an exciting update soon, so keep your eyes peeled. God is working, always!

Love, Auntie Heather

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