Friday, November 26, 2010

A Visit to the ER and a Move

This morning Cash woke up around 3:00 a.m. with a pretty horrendous cough, combined with shortness of breath.  Wendi got him back to sleep and when he woke up at 6:00 this morning she took him to the ER at Children's.  About two hours later she called me and said he was diagnosed with croup.  Croup is a viral respiratory infection that can't be treated per se, it just has to go away on its own.  He did receive a steroid to help reduce the inflammation and that seemed to help - he's fast asleep this evening.

Coming off of Thanksgiving yesterday, I was immediately thankful that it wasn't worse than croup.  Cash is so strong he seems to just pass it off as just another day at the office so-to-speak.

In other news...we hauled the final load of 'stuff' to the new house today and are moved in as I write this post.  It was quite a whirlwind getting everything moved but it's all at the new place.  I would be terribly remiss if I didn't thank a bunch of people for helping us...My dad and Herm painted a fresh coat over the entire inside of the house the past 2 weeks.  In addition, it would have taken 100 mini-van loads to get what Bob, my father-in-law, got in three loads (with tons of unload help from Dean, Dillon, my dad, and Jeremy).  Wendi's mom came over today and set up the kitchen for us, my parents took Jack Jr. to Uncle Manuel and Tia Keri's to play with his cousins, and Hana brought dinner and set up the kids' playroom.

We are so thankful for all of the help and definitely could not do without it.  We're looking forward to settling in and preparing for the next season.  God has continued to bless us and as I reflected on Thanksgiving yesterday, at times we're simply thankful for each moment and I ask that you continue to pray that God heal and give Cash the strength he needs to keep fighting.

Have a blessed weekend!


  1. Welcome back to Lynden! Coleson asked when we can have Cash over to play. :)
    Praying Cash stays strong and healthy and as always, for a miracle!!
    The Brink's

  2. Moving is a lot of work! I'll bet you are thankful to be back in Lynden. Praying for you guys.

  3. Hi Jack! It's Reece Carson from SPU. I have a question for you. How might I reach you (i.e., email)?

  4. Congrats Jack on moving -- Will continue to pray for health for you guys -- croup is no fun :( Love you guys much and Merry Christmas to you and your family -- sad you aren't at Zion, but totally happy for you!

    M, K, and R.