Thursday, April 20, 2006

Please Pray for Noah

I got a phone call while I was milking this morning from Leah. She was calling from a hospital in Maryland. Little Noah came down with something called croup--??---, I've never heard of it and can't spell words I know very well much less new ones. Anyway the poor feller was having trouble breathing and he is in the hospital, they have him in some sort of tent-like-contraption. They said he would be in there for at least another day(they spent the night there). So....they will be out there longer than we had planned and I'm stuck out here with the herd and can't go see them. Please pray for Noah and Leah. I have to get back to the barn, I'll check in here later and let you all know if anything changes.


At 4/20/2006 11:28 AM, Blogger Puritan Mama said...

Praying here.

At 4/20/2006 11:33 AM, Blogger Emily said...

Hi Scott....croup is a viral infection, a type of bronchitis that affects the upper part of the bronchial "tree". It can be quite frightening as it most commonly affects little ones due to their narrow air passages, and hearing that cough that sounds like a bark and the mucousy gasp for air can send parents into a panic. I can well imagine Leah's fear! My second son had an attack one night when he was three and we simply sat in a steamy bathroom until the heat and humidity helped him breathe more easily. Thankfully it cleared up without his having to be hospitalized in an oxygen tent. Being in a hospital environment sounds very serious but it is the best place for him to be monitored. All this said, I will most certainly pray for Noah. What a hard time for you being away from them, and for Leah not having you near. May the Lord be your strength. I'm sure all will be well and he'll be back to normal in just a few days. God bless you all! Please keep us posted.

At 4/20/2006 3:17 PM, Blogger JFC said...


I think every one of mine had croup at one time or another. It is very frightening to hear them wheezing and gasping for breath, but if Noah is at the hospital being monitored, he is (as Emily said) in the best place. I pray that the Father will encourage your heart to trust Him with your family when they are far away, as you trust Him with your family when they are near.


At 4/20/2006 3:50 PM, Blogger TNfarmgirl said...

Hi Scott,
I too have been in steamy bathrooms with croupy little ones. It is a frightening experience. Fortunately it is not usually serious and is usually short lived. I will be praying for your family, for Noah's breathing and for Leah's peace, for your peace as you continue faithfully around the farm although you long to be with them and for God's protection over all.

At 4/20/2006 6:35 PM, Blogger Northern Farmer said...

We've been through that here years ago Scott. Our prayers are with yours.


At 4/20/2006 8:32 PM, Blogger reformed farmer said...

I got to talk to Noah tonight on the phone. He sounded really good and he wanted to tell me about the track-a-door he saw the day before. Leah says they should be out of the hospital in the morning. She sounded pretty tired. Thanks for the prayers.

At 4/20/2006 8:39 PM, Blogger Lynn said...

Glad to hear that Noah is doing better -- which means Leah is doing better as well. Our prayers are with you and your family.

At 4/21/2006 10:51 AM, Blogger The BadgerMum said...

Bless his heart - all of mine had croup and #4 was hospitalized with it for three days at 10 months of age.

I'll keep praying for Noah's healing.

You might want to keep some eucalyptus oil on hand after this. Ever since my little one was hospitalized I've used it at the slightest hint of the onset and have never had as much trouble as I used to - a few drops on the pillow or pj's at bedtime helps a lot.

At 4/21/2006 5:26 PM, Blogger reformed farmer said...

Noah got out of the hospital this morning and the whole clan will be returning Sat. sometime. Thanks again for all the prayers. I'm sure we will be picking up some eucalyptus oil. If all else fails we can use it to trap kowala bears :)

At 4/21/2006 7:22 PM, Blogger abigail said...

Thankful to hear your beloved is on the mend! (And how many koala bears do you think lurk in the hills of Nanticoke?!?)

At 4/22/2006 11:43 AM, Blogger SockknittingMama said...

I am glad to hear that Noah is recovering well. Like the blog, very readable and interesting.

At 4/22/2006 3:42 PM, Blogger reformed farmer said...

Dear Abby,

This is my blog, so from now on please spell "kowala bear" the way I spell it :) I'm pretty sure that I can trap every one that lives around here, perhaps trap them all on the first day.


Thank you. Its neat to know I have a reader from across the pond.

At 4/23/2006 6:19 PM, Blogger abigail said...

Menee apolageez, mistr taree.
Ya no, tha Eenglish teechr in me nevr qwitz, eevn tho i'm long-reetird.

KOWALA it shall be from now on, and if I mess up again, you may banish me for good, or at least until I repent! :)

(I didn't even do it on purpose, you know.)

At 4/25/2006 12:06 PM, Blogger Emily said...

So glad to hear of Noah's return to health! God bless him!


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