Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Wesley Update

I must say, the past several days have ranked up there with the week I was in the hospital with Rebekah, stress wise. What do you do when your child is screaming constantly in pain and there nothing you can do for him?  All you can do is pray and beg God to take away the pain and give you both the grace to endure it. It's a horrible thing watching your child suffer!  Wesley cried all night last night til he was hoarse and finally fell into a fitful sleep, though he still twitched and wiggled in his sleep. I don't normally do this, but I finally laid him beside me in my bed and held him tight against me so he couldn't move. He finally fell into a deep sleep around 6:00 this morning. I got about an hours sleep last night. I remember how The Lord held me up and strengthened me during those six days in the hospital with Rebekah. I didn't eat or sleep for a week for fear of not being there when she died. Yet God gave me the strength I needed to survive that week after having a cesarean. I literally felt as if I was being carried. He can do that again for me this time, I know. He already has been. With two toddlers waking up raring to go at the crack of dawn, I desperately need the Lords grace and strength!  Andy has been such a big help but he still has his job to do.  God will help us get through these long days and nights until we can find the solution to this problem and the medicines begin to take affect. We got one cream this morning, but the pharmacy had to order the most crucial one and it won't be in til this evening. It'll take a few days for the creams to start healing Wesley's skin so we may have a few more nights of screaming to get through. I'm thankful he won't remember this!  It is as if he was burned all over and his skin is open and raw and oozing. It's a terrible thing for an infant to go through. The dermatologist says he has severe eczema and is going to treat it as such first. I pray with all my heart the creams will help. If not, we will go see an allergy specialist and start working on his diet to find the allergy.   It can take as muh as a month for the rash to disappear completely if it is eczema. If it is an allergy related to his diet, it may take longer to find it and get it out of his system.
   We thank every one of you for your prayers!  They do help greatly!  Only in the family of God do you have friends who care so greatly for one another, even though we've never met. Thank you so so much for the care and concern and prayers goin up daily for us and our baby!  The Lord give grace when you need it!


  1. Praying for strength and grace for you today and comfort for your beautiful baby! ~ Melanie Rhinehart

  2. My family and I are praying for you all. For Mom and Dads strength and Baby Wesleys comfort and speedy recovery.

  3. I am continuing to pray for you, Joanna. I simply cannot imagine the pain and suffering your sweet baby has been going through. God has given Wesley the very best parents in the world. YOU were chosen for him, so I have no doubt that you are the ones who will get him through this with His help. Stay strong!