Thursday, November 28, 2013

UPDATE ON MY GRANDSON-PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRAY

First of all,
Thank you all so much.
I cannot believe how many of you have reached
out to me and my family with your prayers
for this little boy, CJK,
who sat here with us eating 
just a few short days ago.
I wish I could respond to each of you individually
and, eventually, I will.
Right now all my energy is going towards
seeing our family through this medical mystery.

My grandson, CJK, remains a sick little boy.
They are trying to figure out why he is so sick.
He has a recurring fever that flares as soon
as the meds wears off.
The thing that has them worried though
is that his blood work numbers remain high.
They are flooding his little body with one
heavy antibiotic after another to try to
stop whatever it is that has attacked him.

His little lips are swollen and sore from fever
so he can't eat or drink.
He would not take his pacifier because it
hurt him to suck on it.

His parents are worn out but holding up well.
They are  doing a marvelous job
in handling this but
all of our hearts are heavy
as we look at this little boy in pain
and stand by helplessly,
unable to do anything to help him.

We are all praying hard but know 
that he will be in the pediatric unit 
for several more days.

Please continue to pray for 
our sweet little baby boy.
Pray that God will give the medical team
the wherewithal to figure out 
what is wrong with him
and treat him accordingly.

Today is Thanksgiving and I am so thankful
that God has blessed us with this child-
with all our children and grandchildren.
We are richly blessed and know that 
our little guy is in His hands.

I want to see him here, like this,
SOON!
He loves his Nana and his Nana
loves him!
Thank you again for all your prayers
and support.
I truly love you all.
your photo name

91 comments:

Patty Patterson said...

I've been checking back off and on all day looking for an update, so thank you for posting. Little Charles in Charge is in my prayers. We even made little photo ornaments to remind us to pray for him - but we are not forgetting. I sent you a picture in a text message but it appears unread so I may have your number wrong - or the text may not have gone through. But, please take care of yourself and have your son and daughter in law take care of themselves and try to get some rest when they can. Prayers will continue to come.

Sherri B. said...

Thank you for taking the time to update us. I will continue to pray...God is good and has an answer.

Much love and hugs. xxoo

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I was just checking to see if there was an update on your sweet grandson. You are all definitely still in my prayers. Hoping they figure out how to make him well very soon. Thinking of you and sending tons of hugs.

My Garden Diaries said...

That little boy is a light...And his light will pull him through. I am praying for every single one of you tonight. And my prayers will continue until I hear he is well and that his little face is lit up just like that sweet sweet picture! He is a blessing on this Thanksgiving. Please know that we are here if you need anything....God Bless friend Nicole

Musings from Kim K. said...

Continued prayers for your family and beautiful grandson. Thinking of you and wishing I could give you a big hug!!!

Blessed Serendipity said...

XOXO
love you.

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

Thank you for taking time to update us...everyone is worried. Will continue to pray...hugs, Penny

Laura @ Top This Top That said...

Praying that god heals your little guy real fast. Take care.

Dewena Callis said...

I've been thinking of him so much and praying for him. Will continue to, Diana. My love to you and to little Charles.

Vee said...

Thank you so much for the update. Continued prayers for this beautiful little boy and for the entire family. It is not easy being on hyper alert for so many days on end.

Simply LKJ said...

I too have been checking in looking for an update. We will continue to keep him in our prayers. And the family and medical team as well.

Donna W said...

Oh Diana, I have been thinking of your little sweet grandson and you and your family so much. My heart breaks to think of what he is going thru. I am praying for him, as well as all of you. Asking the Lord for healing, and for comfort for you all. Don't worry about getting back to all of us, we know you are more than busy and I am sure so tired and in need of rest. Thanks for giving us an update, I've been checking on and off to see if you had posted, and checking with Tete. Giving you a big hug, so many of us here are praying for you all!!

Simply LKJ said...

Diana- just a thought. Have they tested hi for Kawasaki syndrome or Crohn's disease? Swollen lips and fever are common. Kristen's, uncommon suburbia, son was diagnosed with Kawasaki last year. You can read about it on her blog.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Thanks for letting us know...we all know that you need to be by his side and his mom and dad. Praying and I'll keep on praying for all of you, you have to be so tired it's mentally exhausting I know.
Giving you a big hug too!

Nancy @ The Headmistress said...

Oh, sweet Diana. How did I miss this post? My heart breaks for you, but please know that our prayers and thoughts are with you. God will heal this sweet child, and wrap his arms around all of you.
My love to you, my dear!

Nancy @ The Headmistress said...

I guess I didn't post correctly.

My dear Diana...I must have missed this. I'm so sorry to hear about that sweet little boy. Please know that my prayers and thoughts are with you. God will wrap his healing arms around all of you. Take care.
Nancy

Karen said...

I pray he'll soon be well.

Celestina Marie said...

Diana, we are in constant prayers for your sweet little grandson. God be with you all and give you the strength you need. I pray the doctors will find the answers soon for wellness to begin.
Sending you a great big hug.
XO Celestina Marie

Chatty Crone said...

It is hard when they are little because they can't tell you much. And that is so hard on the parents. I pray healing comes all at once. Sandie

Tete said...

You know I love you and I am praying constantly for him and you and your whole family. Even John. Stay well and don't forget your meds- you have a big job coming your way.

It's Just Dottie said...

I have been so worried! Our God is a good God and He is so able to heal us when we ask.
I am praying for your little guy!!
Hugs, Dottie

camp and cottage living said...

We'll keep praying for your precious g'son and the family.
And ppray they will be able to diagnose what's going on in his little body.
A big ((hug)) to you, Diana.

Nellie said...

Diana, this precious little boy has been on my mind all day. He and all the family have my prayers upon prayers for a diagnosis and successful treatment to bring him back to good health! Love and hugs, Nellie

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh Diana, I didn't realize!

I am praying hard for that little angel - hang in there and keep your faith strong.

I am so sorry! God bless you all!!!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Oh that sweet baby! I've been so anxious for news. Praying for all of you Diana!

Cristina Garay said...

Oh Diana, my heart is with you and all of your family, I'm praying for CJK and for the doctors to find answers to what it's making him that ill.
Hugs,
Cristina

Shirley said...

Diana, We all kept watching for an update. We will continue to pray for him and all your family. I know you are all exhausted and stressed. Don't worry about getting back to us, just take care of yourselves it is more important right now. We just want him his cheerful little self that we have seen in the pictures. Many Many Hugs and Prayers are coming from Your Missouri Friend.

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

I've been thinking of you and your family since your first post...will continue to hold your precious grandson in my thoughts and prayers.

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Diana-
You and your family have been in my thoughts and prayers. I've been checking your blog and comments to see if there was an update. I'm glad to see you post...I am still praying for your little guy and your family. Thank you for taking a minute to tell us and give a situ report.
God is Faithful.
Pat

Anonymous said...

Thank you for updating us, he has been on my mind a lot. I will continue to pray for him, and my thoughts are with you and your family.
Get well soon CJK.

Teresa said...

I am so glad that you updated us on how he is doing! We will continue to keep him in our prayers. Also keep you and the rest of family in prayer. Don't worry about getting back to each of us. Use your energy andthoughts to take care of yourself and the family. Try to get some rest. It would not be good for you to get sick. Hugs, Teresa

Kathy said...

I am continuing to pray for your sweet little grandson. Thank you for the update.

Weekend-Windup said...

Thanks for updating the status of your grandson. Surely with all our prayers he will get well soon and be back as the photo you have posted at the bottom.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

My heart goes out to your precious little grandson and your entire family. I do hope that the answers come quickly and that he'll be back home with all of you soon. Please take care of yourself too.

Dayle Allen Shockley @ A Collection of Days said...

Keeping this little one in my prayers, and praying the docs will have wisdom and knowledge in assessing his condition. Praying for strength for the family and a quick recovery.

Junkchiccottage said...

Hang in there Diana. With tomorrow almost here maybe you will see better results with the meds. I am continuing to pray for your grandson.
Kris

Cheryl ~ ZanyMayd said...

Thank you for the update, you know Continued Prayers are being raised by many.... xox

The Project said...

My eyes popped open at 2:20 am to check on our sweet boy! Still sending hugs and prayers.

vivian said...

OHmy dear friend... I missed your last post!.. I will be PRAYING for you dear baby.. starting right now. I know the horrible anguish of worrying about a sick child in the hospital. you can count on my prayers.
happy thanksgiving
xoxo
vivian

Val said...

I hope today brings good news, Diana. ♥

sissie said...

Dear Sweet Diana,
I am praying so hard for your little Grandson. May God bless.

hugs
Sissie

Pam Kessler said...

Hoping the doctors can get this under control and get him back to his bubbly little self. Thinking of you and your family.

Hartwood Roses said...

We love his Nana, too!!

No need to respond ... your energies are needed elsewhere.

Prayers continue.

Melanie said...

You each remain in our prayers! Hugs to you all and know that you have a community of bloggers lifting you up in prayer!

Susie said...

Diana, I am continuing to hold all of you up in prayer. I know it's hard on everyone with a child sick. May God guide those in charge , to take care of CJK. xoxo,Susie

Grammy Goodwill said...

Praying here for your sweet little grandson.

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Praying for you all Diana, for quick answers and fast recovery!
Blessings,
Cindy

Sylvia said...

Praying God's healing hands on your precious grandson,Diana.

Jen Kershner said...

Oh bless your hearts! I think there can be few things more frustrating and scary. My heart goes out to you all. My wishes and prayers for a speedy recovery.

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Diana, I'm so sorry! I can only imagine the pain you feel watching him. I am continuing to pray for him, the family and guidance for doctors to identify this and treat it. Lifting you up, my friend!

Gert said...

Thank you Diana for letting us know how he is doing. My continued prayers go out for him and all your family to get through this difficult medical time.

((Hugs)) coming your way!

Blessings, Gert

Ron said...

Diana, I am continuing to pray for this sweet young lad. It is so hard to see the young ones ill. Thoughts to you and his parents too! xo

Beth said...

My thoughts and prayers are with your sweet little guy and for all of you and the doctors who are caring for him. HUGS!!!!

Perfectly Printed said...

Continued prayers for your family

Anonymous said...

Keep us updated please, take care,

Debby said...

Thanks for the update. I think of you and that sweet little guy constantly as others are as well. I am sure that the doctors have already ruled out several things. It has to have them stumped. Hopefully he will turn the corner soon. I'm sure you are all worn out. Wish I could stop by a give you this (((((HUG)))) in person.

Lisa Mangold said...

We too are still praying and share in your concern.

Blessings,
Lisa

Victoria's Vintage Designs said...

Oh Diana I have been praying for your little guy... May the Lord Bless Him & make him well!!! Will continue to keep him in my thoughts & prayers. V

Anonymous said...

Diana, I rushed right over after visiting Celeste's page where she posted a prayer request. I am praying. Peace to all of you...and keep us updated, please.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Continuing to pray for your family.

Hugs, Jen

Tessa~ said...

Nov. 29th

I've been away from the Net...

So sad to hear this!

The granddaughter of another blogger, had weird symptoms, and in hospital. It was finally found, that she had ingested a form of sominella, from food.

Has he eaten out, like from a salad bar or in a restaurant, in the past while? Or have your family purchased lettuce, etc., and it came from a foreign country?

Remember when there was that outbreak of such, a short while ago? Produce from some other country.... Would this be a possibility????????

It took them a while, to diagnose her toooooooooooo!!!!

sweetvintageofmine said...

Continuing to pray for your grandson and family during this rough time...God knows..he is the divine healer. thank you for your update

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

You have so been in my thoughts dear friend...yes we are all praying.

Kelly said...

So sorry to hear that the doctors are still searching for a diagnosis. I'm sure he is in good hands though and is being well taken care of. I hope they will find out soon so he can be on his way to being better.

Betty W said...

I am so sorry to hear about your grandson. He is so precious. I will light a candle and say a prayer for him and your family. God Bless.

Japolina said...

Still thinking of you. Hope you post here soon with the good news that I know is coming!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...


aww Diana..

I wish I could do something for him and for all of you.
My thoughts and prayers are with Lil Charles in Charge. God Bless his sweet heart with immediate healing..

Ivy and Elephants said...

We'll keep praying. I just know that all will be well.
Blessings,
Patti

Faye said...

I'm so sorry, I keep checking back. I pray they figure it out asap!

Art @ Home said...

Y'all must all be exhausted,and I know your sweet little grandson is, too!

Praying for discernment for medical team and a speedy recovery for your little guy.

Keeping y'all in our prayers, and I'll send out prayer requests on FB, too!

xo,
RJ

Jane@Bluebird1959 said...

Continuing to pray for your little sweetheart, and for everyone involved in his healing and recovery. Diana, I will be keeping you all in my thoughts. Jane

Carol Z said...

My prayers for a complete recovery for this sweet little guy.

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

I'm so sorry, I've been off the blogs lately. Of course I will keep your little guy in my prayers.

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...



I too asked in prayer that they will find a way to treated it. I prayed for nurses doctors last night to be there who are christians and belive in Gods healing power and will be given the knowledge.For your darling Grandson's healing.

I am in a praying situation also in our family right now . Having two of my family members needing prayer.Yet neaver forgetting praying for sweet
parents and yourself and your hubby for your precious Grandchild Di.

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

Diana, just want you to know that I have been praying for your family. I hope that the doctors figure it out quickly. My daughter had many very scary and unexplained illnesses growing up. We finally found out she has a primary immune deficiency. This goes undiagnosed more often than not. xo Laura

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Diana, don't you even think about answering this. Put all of your energy into loving this sweet child and standing strong for your loved ones. We just got home and you were the first one I looked up to see how things were going. I am praying that they will find a cause soon and then give him the right meds to get him all better. Love, Judy

lynn said...

praying for a faster diagnosis, so, that little guy can get back to being his happy little self:)

Nonnie said...

Personal replies unnecessary. Please keep us posted on this precious baby boy and praying that he will be healed. Doctors have wisdom and skill to take care of him. May God be with and comfort your family with strength and peace as we hope and trust in the Lord.

Diana Ferguson said...

Praying!

Sherri said...

Diana, I am keeping your grandson in my prayers. HUGS to you and your family also.

Leena Milligan Lanteigne said...

Oh my gosh Diana! Is this the little guy who was sick at your house the other day? Things sure can turn so quickly! Poor little thing. I pray that he'll be well soon! Please keep us informed when you can and prayers and healing thoughts will continue! Hugs, Leena

jackie collins said...

Oh, we are praying for all of you, that CJK will get well, have a full recovery, and for his medical team. We just got back into town and I got right on my knees when I read this news. Stay strong.

Carol said...

Oh my gosh, Diana, I had no idea. I am so sorry for this medical situation. I know, one gramma to another, how very difficult it is to see our precious little ones so sick and helpless. My prayers are with you, your family and especially that precious baby.

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

Oh Diana...I am so sorry I missed your original post. We've been gone and then I have had to work for the black Friday. I will read your latest update and will have little Charles in my prayers. My heart just breaks for the little guy. You do not have to reply to this. I knnow you are flooded with comments. Just know that I am praying.

Angela Ryder said...

Oh Diana, I've been out of the loop and just read your post! You and your whole family are in my thoughts and prayers! Hugs to you all, dear ones.~~Angela

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh goodness, Diana, my heart is sooo heavy, I just dropped by to see what was up and hoping for some good Thanksgiving stories....Oh no! Nothing, I mean nothing is more important than the health of the that sweet baby...We are all here for your 24/7...I am going to push "Comment" and then bow my head...We love you!

Carol

Savannah Granny said...

Diana, Still praying here for all of you. We are visiting with Kim for the holidays and she is praying, too. Sweet little CJK is such a precious baby and we are praying for the doctors as well. They will find an answer.
We love you and your family,
Ginger

bj said...

Prayers, thoughts, hugs to you and the whole family. I will put little CJK on our fellowship prayer list.
Take care of yourself, too, Diana.

Vicki Boster said...

Diana-I am praying for your precious boy. Your heart must be so heavy with worry for your little guy. I'm joining all of your other beloved friends and sending you my love and prayers. God is good and he hold the little ones especially close--
Love
Vicki

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Diana, praying he continues to improve and remembering you all in prayer.

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

I sent you an e-mail with my number, call me anytime...I am praying so hard right now.
XO