Hey, everyone. My sister-in-law, Laura...Dustin's wife, is pregnant at somewhere around 18 weeks. She has had a bad case of the flu and they are assuming it is H1N1. I don't know if they've run a test or are planning to, but this is the word I've got...most likely H1N1. Because it is super dangerous for pregnant women to have it, as it depletes the immune system and usually causes them to get other things like pneumonia, they are pretreating her for pneumonia. The pneumonia is what is super dangerous and life-threatening once the system is depressed and the pneumonia attacks. SO, it is a very dangerous situation and we are asking for prayers that she regain her health quickly and that she and the baby are both alright despite the medications, fevers, etc.
Now, my sister's best friend, Bri, who has always been my other little sis, has had a very tough start to her week. Sunday night, her aunt unexpectedly passed away. If you've been a follower of my blog since it started, this might sound familiar. About 2-2.5 years ago, her uncle died very suddenly. They have both been linked to a seizure disorder. It came about very unexpectedly both times and has been so difficult for them all. They were the 2 youngest children in the family...though they were adults. She has 3, teenaged children that she has left behind. Please pray for the entire family as they deal with another sudden loss and for those kids as they go through possibly the toughest stage of life while dealing with this loss.
Thanks guys. I'm praying for both of you, if you read this.
On a different note, Mark's painting opportunities in KC have come to an end. He is coming home today. We'll see what tomorrow holds......