Monday, June 3, 2013

Prayers for my sweet Will

The past 10 days have been rather stressful and interesting at the Clements household. Luke came down with a stomach bug, then several days later Will did as well. Yesterday I got it and so it has been off and on. I'm feeling much better and the boys are as we'll which is great. I'm praying no one else gets it and we all get through the summer sick free. 

All of this sickness threw up red flags with Will. He has suffered stomach pains for about a year now and back in December I wrote about us going to the doctor. Our wonderful pediatrician, Dr. M, ordered blood work and it all came back normal. At that point we didn't feel it was necessary to go see a GI doctor. He seemed to feel better for a few months but we have noticed the past several months he is looking sick, looking thin and all around not feeling well. Last week we weighed him and determined he has lost 10 lbs since December. He is naturally a very tall, thin child (he doesn't get this from his Momma) so losing any weight at all is alarming, much less 10 lbs. 

On Friday Dr. M wanted him to come in to be checked out. Will looks like a very sick child and the first words from Dr. M's mouth confirmed our worries that something serious is wrong with Will. Right now we don't know what it is, we have an appointment Wednesday morning with a pediatric specialist doctor. Right now we believe it is a lifetime treatable sick tummy. Hearing treatable was like music to my ears. Dr. M told Will that his tummy is very sick but we will figure out exactly what it is causing these problems. 

If we didn't have complete faith in God then we would be losing our minds. I have prayed many prayers since last week, mainly that God will have his hand on my sweet child and allow the doctors to find exactly what is causing Will these problems and them be fixed. I want my son to be a normal child. I want him to be able to play outside without getting tired, I want him to be able to eat food without getting sick and most importantly I want him to grow, I want meat on his bones because right now he has none. He is literally skin and bones.

Please pray for our sweet Will and our family this coming week. It has been a roller coaster of emotions. I'm not concerned about my emotions, my thoughts or my feelings... I'm only concerned for Will's health. We will get through this with the good Lord on our side!!! 

Love to all, I will keep you posted!! Thank you in advance for the prayers! 


Karen Mortensen said...

Sorry to hear this. I hope your prayers will be answered and they will find out what is wrong.

Emily said...

Prayers for your sweet son! Keep the faith and God will be with you through this entire process and they will know what to do to treat and clear this up!

Jennifer Goodwin said...

Oh my goodness, Katie...I just posted on your FB page and had no idea this was going on! I am so sorry to hear all this, but I am so glad you're leaning on God to get all of you through this...I know He will! I will be praying for Will, and for the rest of you, that you can take care of Will and still be the mom that Luke and Westin need you to be. Love you, sweet girl...stay strong in the Lord!

Phil. 4:6,7 "Don't worry about anything, instead pray about everything; tell God what you need and thank Him for all He's done. Then you will experience God's peace which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus."