Friday, November 18, 2011

24 Hours~

A beautiful number... why?
Last night, WP had been running a fever and coughing
for about 3 days and meds were not working.
When he went to sleep, we gave him motrin
but about 11:30, I awoke to his labored breathing and high fever.
And I mean HIGH fever~ 105.
Not gonna kid you~ even though I was praying my heart out,
I was very worried and knew we needed help.

I began texting Savannah and she talked to Dr. Morgan.
Her advice? Get to an ER.
I knew our hotel had a clinic and was thrilled when I opened
the book and saw they were open 24 hours a day!
I woke Scott up and we called the front desk.
They said, Bring him...
Here he was at 12:30 last night so sick.
They immediately put this cool patch on his forehead
to get his fever down... did not work.
The dr on call thought he heard Pneumonia and gave us meds.
We returned to our room about 1:30
and fitfully made it through the night
dosing the fever and applying cold clothes.
Dr told us to come back this morning to see pediatrician.

Got a call this morning to come back @ 9:30
and the dr diagnosed tonsillitis (strep) and bronchitis.
The best remedy???~
IV drip... yikes!
But before that they had to do 2 skin test with needles
to test for allergies since we have no history~
Just look at him lying in that big bed~

Then it was time for the IV~
We were SO thankful to have Elvin there
talking to WP in such a sweet way, encouraging him~
The nurses were SO nice and gentle with WP.
He felt quite safe with them~
After the trauma, he fell asleep for the majority of the hour~

Sweet Elvin stayed with us the whole time~

Woke up to eat a yummy snack Elvin went out and bought~

We couldn't have been more blessed 
than to be here at the Garden near an amazing clinic
with the BEST guide!!!

Now back to the 24~
we are LESS than 24 hours from heading home.
Yay!!! Will be thankful to have WP home safe and sound...
not to mention the rest of us as well! 
Thank you SO much for your prayers~
they were felt and a sweet peace fell on us.
Blessings and love from China!

Phil 4:7
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, 
will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.


  1. Hope WP gets well enough to travel. Poor little guy.


  2. Oh my how very scary for you all. I have been so busy helping Anna Kayla I haven't been able to keep up until now. So glad you are close to coming home. Bring Elvin with you he was also our guide with Emanuiel and we loved him so much. Blessings sweet friend you are almost home!

    Praying for safe travel,

  3. I'll pray for a fast recovery.

    I know you can't wait to be home safe!


  4. I just have to say...Elvin is amazing!!! No, he's never been our guide, but I am SO impressed by what I've seen of him on your blog. And this...WOW!!!...this is beyond words!

    Hope your little guy is feeling better soon and you have a GREAT flight!

  5. I'm so glad he's feeling some better now. What a story you will have to tell him! So thankful you have such a wonderful guide. Will looks pitiful and cute at the same time in the "big bed."
    Praying for your travels and can't wait to talk!

  6. These made me cry.. I am so sorry you went through this. Brings back the terrifying memories of Sienna with 105.. but, no great hospital option at the time.. And, sweet Alvin... What a blessing he was there too.. I hope you get his email address!!!! I need to email him some pics!!!

    Sharon, I will be praying for protection!! It's time to come home!!! What a blessed thanksgiving you will have!!!!

    Safe travels!

  7. Poor baby and you all too! Glad to know there is a good clinic there! I will be praying for your sweet family as you travel home, and for healing for Will!

  8. Oh, no. Poor little guy. It is so hard to have a sick little one in that setting.

    Elvin seems incredible.

    Praying for an easy journey home!

  9. That really stinks, Shay. I'm so glad that you were praying and that the answers were there. So, his fever broke? I sure pray Will woke up feeling better today. Poor little guy.

    How scary for you all. So thankful for Elvin and for the clinic! Glad that's where we will be too!!

    Love you!

  10. Oh!! That makes my heart hurt...glad you got answers....Praying for it to kick in and travel home to go without a hitch...can't wait to see yall in pics back home and hugs, Jennifer

  11. Praying, praying, praying for a complete recovery and soooo thankful that He, Who is always faithful, provided for yours and WP's needs so quickly. Praying that He will continue to give you peace and safe travel home.

  12. How scary for you and it must have been terrifying for WP!

    We had Elvin as our guide in 2008 and he was wonderful. You have been in good hands on your trip with him as your guide.

    Best wishes and prayers as you come home. I know you will be so relieved when you are finally back in the US.

  13. Oh Shay! I had to grab the tissues! Tears are rolling! So pitiful. So happy to know that God gave Will Perry a beautiful family to comfort him when he's feeling so sick. Wishing everyone feels well soon and safe and speedy travels HOME!! xoxo Brooke

  14. I am so, so sorry that Will Perry has been so sick. I know your momma's heart hurts for him. I pray today he is feeling better. You've got prayer warriors near and far praying for him and your family.

    Your spirit of hope and optimism is such an encouragement and you are an amazing example of someone with incredible faith. I probably would have been wallowing in a pit of self pity in this situation but you are shining Jesus right and left.

    Praying you safely home!


  15. So sorry to hear about WP. I totally understand what you are going through! It is so difficult to see them having to go through all of that on top of everything else that they are dealing with. So glad that he has his family there to love on him and make him feel secure. Praying for WP to recover quickly and for strength for you all!!

  16. Thank the Lord for the clinic and that He was there to heal your little guy!! That is not a good thing to have your children (or yourself) sick in a foreign country! Two of my bigs were sick last time, and it was during the big swine flu epidemic. I was so scared the officials would quarantine us! But God got us safely through like your little Will. I can't believe you are a day away from home!!! Yeah. What an amazing journey. Will is just about the sweetest cutest little guy ever!!

  17. Oh your precious Will is even a cutie pie when he's sick. Hope he bounces back quickly and your family has a smooth and uneventful trip home sweet home. Thanks for sharing the joys of your journey and the beautiful pictures.

    Prayers and HUGS!

  18. Sending prayers for WP's quick recovery. I got extremely sick while in China, and I know how scary it can be getting medical attention in a foreign country, whether it be for yourself or your child. Again, prayers are being said for him as well as all of you. Safe trip home!!

  19. Poor little guy! And I know it was scary for you, too. So thankful you had access to everything you needed and a wonderful guide to be there with you. Hope WP is feeling better and that your trip home is safe & uneventful. Will be praying for you all! ~Jackie

  20. Oh my Goodness Sharon so sorry you guys had to go through all of that but so thankful for all the help and that he is perking up. Praying he feels back to his smiley self for the ride home. Will be praying.

  21. Praying for safe travels and for your son to heal quickly.

    janet, kevin, ted, sophia, philip, and elijah

  22. Poor kid! I hope he gets better real fast, so I will keep you in our prayers.

  23. Thank God for Elvin! So scary...praying WP is better and ready to fly!

  24. Praying my sweet friend!! He is right there with you. Praying for your trip home.
    Love you,

  25. WP, so many are praying for you to feel better!! So sorry you all had to go through this away from home ,but so thankful god put you in near a great clinic and a great guide!!

    Much Love!!

  26. Oh my goodness!!! I didn't see this post until this morning, but am praying now and hoping your sweet boy is feeling better, an dthat you are able to have a smooth trip home.
    I will be keeping you in my prayers sweet friend!
    Sara :)

  27. Elvin is THE best ! He has been our guide twice and we are hoping he will be next time too ! I know having him with you was comforting!

  28. For some reason I missed this post. Oh my goodness, I can't imagine what I would have done. I'm so very happy he is home and healing! Your Thanksgiving looked amazing! Blessings!