Fasting for Evie’s Dad

My friend Nicole sent me this message today… “We started this morning with a prayer and a fast for Amos and your family. Frankly we have never sat together and done this as a family. My daughter Lacey 8 year old during sacrament started crying. She was saying I’m so hungry. I told her it was good to try and fast but if she needed to she could eat. With more tears she said then Evie’s dad won’t get better!!! It was the sweetest thing. I talked to her about how Heavenly Father appreciated her effort and it’s really the first time she really fasted and it was up to her if she wanted to eat. I said a silent prayer to comfort her and let her accomplish this task because she was so concerned for Evie’s dad. She made it and fasted. Thank you for being such a good example of faith so I can follow your families example and teach my kiddos! I hope you can have some peace today.”

We are thankful for all the people who fasted for Amos today. I know good will come from it and after today, we are desperate for a little good.

While his white blood cell counts improved today, his billiruben got worse and is back up to 9.4.

The draining procedure for the lungs went well yesterday. I was feeling so good last night as they drained one and a half liters from his chest and his oxygen and heart rate numbers started looking much better. 

Sadly, the improvement didn’t last and his lungs filled back up overnight.

Our entire stake fasted for Amos today and it was wonderful to be in my ward and feel the love of our friends.

After church the kids got to come see daddy. He hasn’t been very responsive today and that was hard on all of us.

The Johnstone cousins came out to be with us at church and the hospital and helped at home. It’s so great to have family around.

Dad and Tracy and her kids have taken good care of us today and I got to meet Caitlyn’s baby. She is adorable!!

Bishop Elwood came to see how he was today but couldn’t see him because he was doing a scan. They scanned his gall bladder and we are still waiting for results on that.

Amos’s Gilbert High friends came for a minute and so did my nephew Spencer and my sister Christy.

Our friends the Rawls were fun visitors. We appreciate them so much. They brought Amos a cool Super Man lanyard like the Captain America one Jef is wearing. It even lights up. I think we’ll try it out tomorrow.

Our Eternal Family

“The urine cultures came back clean which is good news for Amos’s bladder and kidneys. It appears as though the infection is staying in the uterine tract. They are watching his labs closely. His white counts were 22.7 when he was admitted and is now 17.4. Normal is between 3-11 but at least we are heading in the right direction. Bilirubin should be between 0.2-1.3. Amos was at a 3.0 when they admitted him and is now at 2.3. Potassium levels have evened out.”

Thank you for these stats Phoebe. It is a miracle to see him fighting back  when so many people believed he was at the end. #miracles #teamamos Phoebe’s friend Andrea made this for us. I absolutely love it. We are a family in this life and for eternity.

He is eating regular food again, only drained a tiny amount of liquid from his stomach lining and hasn’t vomited at all today. Thanks for the picture Sandi.

He seems to be doing so much better now than even before I left. He had physical therapy again today and they said he did better than yesterday. He also got a shower and from what I hear, he has been pretty funny today. At least 3 people sent me funny things he said.

Evie had to go to school on set again today. We found out her teacher was also an on set teacher for the singer Birdy about 5 years ago. She also had some good rehearsals and did some other fun stuff for her set that is top secret. Only 3 and a half days until she is live in front of the world. You can vote 10 times in 3 different ways: Phone,Facebook/NBC.com and the America’s Got Talent app. Each person could vote for Evie Clair 30 times and I need help getting the word out.

My special thanks today goes to Brother Neil Martin who took the initiative to come fix Porter’s car.  What an incredible service. I can’t get over the kind things people do for us.