Friday, November 19, 2010

A Current Journey

We’ve been in the thick of quite a journey over here. A week ago today, KC took Colson to the E.R. due to intense stomach pains. He was released with no diagnosis. The next night we went to an after-hours clinic for the same problem and from there were advised by the pediatrician to admit him to the hospital to have further testing. The pain persisted. Tests were done and nothing was absolute. We spent two nights in the hospital with our boy and had one more trip to the pediatrician. Today the ache has, for the first time, been tolerable. Seeing Colson endure such intense hurt without being able to take it away has been agonizing for us. Today resembled normal. The pain seems to be caused by swollen lymph nodes in his abdomen as well as compacted stool. His little system is working it out. Everyday he starts off well enough to cause optimism in us but the pain tapers in as the day passes on and we’ve faced continual sleepless nights and pleading with God. Even now, he lies on the couch next to me twisting this way and that, trying to find some comfort. But he’s tolerating it tonight, which is very encouraging.

Meanwhile, Caroline had her first birthday which came and went uncelebrated. We’ll get to that, even if it is a bit late.

Ironically this all came about the night after KC lead a bible study in our home for high-schoolers on James 1:1-4. Let me quote it for you: “My bretheren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.” God has asked us to practice what we preach and has made this a very personal study in our lives.

Please pray for complete healing and recovery and rest for Colson.

6 comments:

Moriah Barach said...

Praying for you! Has he been checked for food allergies? Just a thought, they can cause severe abdominal/intestinal pain and stool issues. Often not checked and can cause severe discomfort.

Coleson & Tate said...

Praying for your sweet boy. (and you all) happy birthday to sweet Caroline!

christy said...

Oh poor Colson. I prayed for him this morning... That God would put His healing hands on your boy and bring rest for you all.

Susie said...

I was thinking the same thing as Moriah....Sounds very similar to Eden's first few months of life! Praying for you...I can empathize!

lyndsey said...

I will praying for Colson and the Rumrey family. I miss you guys.

Jayme said...

We had friends experience an identical situation, finding out that they had cyliac disease... (needing to go gluten free.)I'm sure the doctors probably looked into that, but it causes extreme stomach cramps, constipation, etc. Praying your family will find peace and answers for your little blessing....


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