** Due to the increasing severity of MY ILLNESS, it has become impossible for me to continue to post on a regular basis. Unfortunately, as much as I desperately long to, I am also unable to visit each of your blogs often or reciprocate all the loving, supportive comments many of you continue to leave - even though at times it may appear as though you've arrived at some long ago, forsaken blog! With that said, I really want you to know that I miss every single one of you and that I really am still here! I'm just too sick and too weak most days to be able to sit up long enough to create a brand new post...or even read one. However, I absolutely do receive AND read every new encouraging word you leave (and, often, the old ones, again and again!) and I cherish them now more than ever! I truly appreciate your love, support, and, most importantly, your precious time spent on your knees in prayer for my family and me. It ALL means the world to me and I am truly blessed to have friends like you!
~Hugs and Sister Love, Teresa

FYI: All comments come to my email, which I can easily read on my phone. I also enjoy Facebook on my phone because I can catch up on A LOT in a very short time there. Soooo, if you're on Facebook, come 'friend' me there! {{HUGS}} **

Monday, October 19, 2009


I am very worried about my 6 year old grandson, 'Big Boy'. My daughter, Whit, called me this past Saturday morning because she had grown concerned about a place on his leg. Apparently, at some point last week, Big Boy developed a 'bump' on his leg that looked like a small spider bite. As most kids do, he had been scratching and picking at it. It finally managed to scab over but then Big Boy picked that off, too. When Whit called, she was very worried because the 'bump' had grown in size and had become very 'black and yucky looking'. Since it was the weekend, she was having a hard time locating a facility that was open and staffed with a physician on a Saturday.

I was also quite concerned because what she was describing sounded very much like a very serious staph infection, possibly even MRSA. I had seen so much of that in my many years in the medical field. We saw a ton of it over the last few years that I worked in a family practice office, as it had made its way from the hospital setting into the community setting. I advised Whit that I thought it would be best to go ahead and take Big Boy on to the ER so he could be seen ASAP. She agreed and said she would call me later with any news.

A couple hours later, Whit called back to tell me that Big Boy did indeed have a bacterial infection, but that it was being diagnosed as CELLULITIS. They did not do the test for MRSA. They just went ahead and prescribed oral antibiotics. They said if it did not improve quickly, they would have to proceed to the stronger antibiotics via IV. I immediately started asking family and friends for prayer at that time. After that, I did not hear anything else from her until this afternoon. I had been hoping and praying that everything was going well with the antibiotics. I really wasn't sure though since I hadn't heard from her and there had been very little activity on her Facebook.

Apparently, though, Big Boy started running a fever of 103 and began vomiting very early this morning. His mom thought his leg had gotten worse and she took him back to the ER. However, this time he was diagnosed as having the H1N1 Flu.

I feel SO bad for Big Boy. He HAS to be absolutely miserable. I also feel sorry for his mommy. It is so terrible to watch our children when they are sick and it is especially difficult when you know they have an illness(es) that is potentially dangerous. It is a very helpless feeling.

So, this request comes from the very bottom of my heart! Will you PLEASE commit to helping me pray for my grandson until he is well again? It would really mean so very much to me...and to his mom, I'm sure. I do not get to see Big Boy very often but I love him so much, just the same.

I promise to keep you updated on his status. As I hear, you will also.

Thanks so very much!

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Chocolate Lover said...

Will be thinking about you and your family

Casey said...

Oh man, I am so sorry. Sending tons of prayers your way. I hope he feels better soon.

Michele said...

Oh my goodness, Darlin!!! Of course, you will be in my thoughts and prayers.
How VERY scary, for your grandson, and everyone involved that loves him.

"It is so terrible to watch our children when they are sick..." ~ this is SOOO true!
Send big ((hugs)) your way.
Keep us posted for sure.
Will be praying for a speedy recovery!

Kim said...

Poor guy! I hope your grandson is better soon. Sounds like he had had a time of it. My daughter is also running a low grade fever it seems that everyone we know has had it is it is now just a matter of when. Take Care.

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

I hope he feels better very soon!! We have had the swine over here sans vomiting. The fever part is scary though!!

Anonymous said...

Praying for your Big Boy. Hope he is better really soon.

Spot On Your Pants said...

BWA! I'm crying! Poor guy! I was walking around feeling put out (we have three kids...stretching out the stomach flu...into week 2). Cellulitis is no fun. My current puker had it as a baby - watch the fever! Hang in there!

(thanks for your funny blog comment too)

Spot On Your Pants said...

I'm confused...maybe i am double commenting. Poor guy - watch that fever. Thanks for putting things into perspective (and also your really nice comment on my blog :-).

Anonymous said...

Poor kid! I will definitely be praying for him.

Ter said...

Here's hoping everything will be ok!

Jennifer, Sunshine, Angel, Miss Thang, My Birdy (formerly Baby) said...

I have prayed for Big Boy and will continue to do so.

Traci Michele said...

Yes, I will def. be praying for this little cutie pie!


Lamonica Epps said...

I'm sorry to hear about this. I hope everything turns out well for your grandson. I will keep him and your family in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

My sister recently had H1N1 and was hospitalized because of severe asthma. All is well now and she's back to taking her preventive and maintenance drugs.

This flu is dangerous because the body is weak and allows secondary infections to attack.

Asking Our Heavenly Father to bless and keep your grandson. We also ask for healing and wholeness. Amen!

The Royal Family said...

OH MY. I am so so sorry to hear about this, my heart goes out to big boy and the whole family. I will completely add you to our thoughts and prayers that's a horrible thing to go through. I came to tell you that I have my tv tuesdays post up come join me! http://bzzagentroyalty.blogspot.com/2009/10/tv-tuesday-spoiler-alert.html

And a giveaway will be posted later today! which seems not so very important anymore... XOXOXO

The Buzz, Brandy

p.s. when you are back to normal blogging your free to post your TV tues on wed. :) Would just love you to join us either way.

Katy and Ross said...

I am so sorry to hear about him! We will definitely be keeping him (and you all) in our prayers.

Teresha@Marlie and Me said...

Pobrecito! I'm praying for Big Boy to get all better

Joan said...


Hope he is better soon.

Jennifer, Sunshine, Angel, Miss Thang, My Birdy (formerly Baby) said...

My children and I will be praying until you say Jesus has taken care of him.
May He bring peace to all of you.

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Hope he is better soon.
I'm praying for him.
I send you and him a big hug.

Lacey said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your grandson. I hope he has received great care and is recovering. I'll pray. Keep us posted.

cat said...

Thanks for bringing this to my attention and for visiting my place. I will certainly keep the family in my prayers. As a non- USA citizen I am sure my signature will have no effect though. But I know prayers will.

love lives in the kitchen said...

i'm so sorry... i hope he's better now. the things you are doing are very important. i admire you and all your posts are very precious.
stopping by from sits and happy to follow you.

Jennifer, Sunshine, Angel, Miss Thang, My Birdy (formerly Baby) said...

Teresa, Do you have an update on Big Boy? The kids and I continue to keep him in our prayers.
I hope all is well or on its way.

American History said...

Our prayers go out to him. We discovered a website that might help. Please check out http://holylandprayer.com. Hope it helps. God bless.

Crown of Beauty said...

Dear Teresa,
I have just visited your blog place tonight after being away for a long while. I am praying for Big Boy , for his complete healing. Please keep us updated.


Jennifer, Sunshine, Angel, Miss Thang, My Birdy (formerly Baby) said...

Little Bit has been added to our family prayers. Certainly good news about Big Boy!

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