Saturday, February 17, 2007

Jonathan was admitted to the hospital today for "hypothermia"- its kind of crazy and weird diagnosis. We are not sure what is going on. In the past he has had occasional episodes where his temp. has fallen down to 94/95 degrees and he becomes sleepy and pale. This will usually only last for a short time and then go back up. Over the past 4 weeks he has been battling bronchitis and a sinus infection. In the past week his temp has dropped low 4 times. Last night he became very lethargic and cold- his temp was 93.7. This afternoon though he was falling asleep at the table waiting for me to put his shoes on. When I checked his temp he was so cold it wouldn't register. It was 92.2 rectally! I was instructed to call 911 and he actually went to the ER in an ambulance. It took 6 hours to get his temp up to 97.5. His heart rate is also affected somewhat- it kept dropping lower than it should be for someone his age.

No one knows why it is dropping so low. Everything else about him seems stable. Please pray that we can figure out the answer to this newest "Jonathan mystery". Pray for health for our whole family- everyone has been sick for the past month and we are unable to get all the germs to go away!!! This puts Jon at an even greater risk. I don't think he will be at the hospital long... unless his temp drops again. Hopefully we will have some better answers tomorrow.

Thank you for your prayers. I really appreciate it.

1 comment:

Lovestoworship said...

I had a great birthday.
JonJon and all of you are in my prayers!!!!
A good note...I'm coming down to stay with Grandma on the 26th for a bit.