They said... he had pneumonia.
They said... he would have to be admitted.
They said... he was anemic.
They said... he had Drug Hypersensitivity Syndrome.
They said... he needed a specialist.
They said... he had Stevens-Johnson Syndrome.
They said... he may have permanent liver damage.
They said... he could have Thalassemia.
They said... that they were concerned for the possibility of TB.
They say... that there's risk for eye damage and scarring.*
They said... that he would be in the hospital for 2-4 weeks...
But ultimately it's about what God says.
He says... That before Jabe was born He already knew him...
He says... that the story of every day of his life has already been written....
He says... that he came into this world as a gift from God.
He says... that all things work together for good for those that love Him...
He says... that He can never forget him, his name is engraved on the palms of His hands....
He says... that He knows the plans that He has for Jabe...plans for good...to give him hope and a future...
He says... that He wishes more than anything for him to be in health.
He says... that with Him all things are possible! **
He has a number set for his days....
Nothing can touch him - whether life or death - that is outside of God's perfect plan, or at least that He won't work out for good, for his life. It means so much to me to know that.
They now say... that he's still fighting infection...of some sort.
They now say... that his hematocrit level has gone up!!!
They now say... that they believe that the SJS is pretty much under control.
They now say... his liver function is normal...in other words, no long-term damage.
They now say... he is a Thalassemia carrier (Heterozygous Beta-Thalassemia), but will not suffer any effects from it (PTL!!!)
They now say... that after viewing another chest x-ray, the doctor doesn't believe that he has TB.........
And...he was discharged yesterday - less than a week after they said that that he would stay for 2-4 weeks.
* Follow-up appointment with the ophthalmologist Tuesday.
** (Jeremiah 1:5, Psalms 139:16, Psalms 127:3, Romans 8:28, Jeremiah 29:11, Isaiah 49:15, Psalms 22:10, 3 John 1:2, Matthew 19:26)