I think it's said that Hard Things come in threes, I just didn't realize they would all come on the same day. So if you're the praying type please consider:
My cousin's little girl, Serenity, who has been admitted to the hospital with a fever of 103.1 and what they suspect is the flu. That is not good when you're a Leukemia patient. They've had other bad news this week as well.
A neighbor who has been admitted to ICU with multiple blood clots in her lungs and an infection in her port. I don't even have words for how sad and broken I feel about this.
(There is good news though the third situation is still a hard one). A friend who's daughter is in PICU with double pneumonia and when she was first admitted the doctors held out very little hope. Ellie has shown what a trouper she is and fought her way back to breathing on her own. She was extubated two days ago and is now off the ventilator and receiving blow-by oxygen. That's a remarkable improvement! We are still waiting for word that her xrays are clearing, but I think she can beat this thing.
More than ever I am grateful for my own family's good health because I know just how fleeting and precious it can be. Hug your kids, hug your spouse, hug your mom, hug your dad. And then, please pray.