Update on Joe- from Kendra

Thank you so much for praying. We are buoyed by the prayers of our online friends and those here in real life, too.

Yesterday morning I thought Little Joe was sleeping just a bit too late for my comfort and when I went to wake him he was white, purple lips, eyes rolled back, clammy skin. I called 911 and he was transported to the local ER. Care there was very good, but his signs were puzzling (extremely low blood sugar, dangerously high potassium levels, among other things) so they transported him to a children's hospital 2 hours from our home. Thankfully, my sister-in-law is a nurse here and my family lives in this city so we have places to stay when we need a bit of sleep.

Joe has been a normal, healthy baby with no signs of anything abnormal. He ate well at 1 a.m. the night before I found him struggling. That's Little Joe with me in the photo to the right.

They have prepared us for the long haul (both in and out of the hospital). Joe will be in the PICU for a good portion of next week at least. He has multiple systems affected. They have completed CT Scans, EEG, Spinal Taps, Viral cultures and they want an MRI.

We desire your prayers more than anything right now, so please remember our Little Joe.