Wednesday, December 11, 2013

A Quick Request

I forgot it was Wednesday, and that I should be talking history today, LOL. Sorry about that. But part of the reason my mind is elsewhere is that I spent much of my day yesterday worrying over my best friend's little boy. So I wanted to beg your indulgence and ask for some prayers.

Connor is a 3-year-old boy--which means bursting with energy and doing a spot-on impression of a bouncy ball most days. But in September, Connor had his first seizure. Kids apparently get one "free" seizure before the doctors turn to medication. Sometimes they have one, and that's it. The day before Thanksgiving, he had another. Stephanie's family was on vacation, so they rushed him to the nearest hospital and took him home that night with anti-seizure meds, which he's been on since. But then Monday night, it struck again, and lasted until they sedated him at the hospital.

Very scary.

He had another seizure in the hospital yesterday morning, though this one was short, praise the Lord. Poor little guy's undergoing a lot of tests right now. And the family's obviously stressed.

I've never actually met Connor face to face, but I see his smiling face in pictures regularly. I've gotten to wave at him over Skype quite a few times. I try to tuck in a car or airplane into the box I send Stephanie for Christmas for him. I hear about him every day, him as his sister, just like Stephanie hears about everything my kids do. So this is tough.

There are so many possible causes for this sort of thing, and I know nothing about it. I don't have to--the docs are on it, and God's got it in His hand. But I know Stephanie's family would appreciate prayers. For Connor, for the doctors, for his big sister, for his parents, for his extended family. It's so hard to watch our little ones deal with health issues.

So. Would you say a pray for Connor and his family? I'd appreciate it. And it's what I'll be doing instead of sifting through my mental research folder today. ;-) Hope everyone has a good Wednesdsay!


  1. I've been praying for him! I hope they can figure out what's going on really soon!

  2. Connor has been in my prayers. I really hope the doctors can figure out what's going on.

  3. I'm finally catching up on a few things around here and I just saw this. Thank you so much for sharing this, Roseanna. And thank you, everyone, for praying. Connor has been seizure free for a few days now and seemed much more like his normal bouncy self today. We're hopeful this means that we've figured out the proper dosage for his medicine.