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Prayers Please

By Wyatt Earp | September 16, 2008

If any of you good folks have a hotline to The Guy Upstairs, I’d appreciate some good words right about now. The missus had been sick for a day or so, and when she called the doctor, they told her to come in. Immediately we thought there was a problem with the baby, but when we got to the hospital they said the baby was (thankfully) fine.

However, after running a series of tests and screens, the doctor told the missus that she had an infection, and it was causing a very high fever. Her heart rate was through the roof, as was the baby’s. She’s on antibiotics and an IV, but it appears that she will be the guest of the hospital for a couple of days.

That leaves me in my greatest role ever: Mr. Mom. (See photo, top left.) Suffice to say, I’ll be really busy for a while, so I cannot guarantee posts on a regular basis. I’ll try to post a few in advance tonight, since I doubt I’ll be getting much sleep. Thanks for your understanding.

UPDATE (9/18): Okay, it’s going on Day 3 of Mrs. Earp Held Hostage. She is still fighting the infection, and despite some high fevers, she’s winning that battle. She is scheduled for an ultrasound of her kidneys this morning, to see it there are any stones or other regularities. The only real good news is that (so far) the baby is doing well. Thank God for small favors.

Me? You can count the hours of sleep I have had since Tuesday on one hand.

Topics: The Boys, The Girl | 14 Comments »

14 Responses to “Prayers Please”

  1. Deanna Says:
    September 16th, 2008 at 10:05 pm

    I will definitely be praying, Wyatt. I will be praying that your wife will truly be able to rest while at the hospital so that she can get well and that your friends and neighbors will have mercy on you and hands of help will come pouring in from everywhere. Wish I was close enough… I love to babysit.

  2. momster Says:
    September 16th, 2008 at 10:06 pm

    I will be praying for your wife, your daughter, you and your three boys. That soon your wife will be home from the hospital feeling well again, that your daughter continues to thrive and that you and your boys take care of the home front until you are all together again.

  3. RT Says:
    September 16th, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    Prayers sent. Know that they are heard. :) I hope the Mrs. is better very soon. Sincerely.

  4. Kim Says:
    September 16th, 2008 at 11:00 pm

    Definitely praying. If there are people who are able to help, use them.

  5. FlutePrayer Says:
    September 17th, 2008 at 12:42 am

    Yes, will pray. Just learned about your daughter earlier today and am so tickled!

  6. Rick Says:
    September 17th, 2008 at 1:14 am

    I am praying for you and your family.

  7. 1921 C Drum Says:
    September 17th, 2008 at 2:31 am

    Prayers for your wife and daughter.

  8. Ky Person Says:
    September 17th, 2008 at 5:59 am

    I’ll be praying for you too Wyatt. There’s a wonderful book by Rumer Godden and in it, a character says “Prayer is a force, and it’s strong” I believe that.

  9. Jim Says:
    September 17th, 2008 at 6:54 am

    You all are in my prayers.

  10. USA_Admiral Says:
    September 17th, 2008 at 7:28 am

    Prayers for a speedy and complete recovery.

  11. AJ Lynch Says:
    September 17th, 2008 at 9:33 am

    Wyatt I can’t imagine how scared you and your wife must have been. I hope she gets the best care and is home soon.

  12. Peakah Says:
    September 17th, 2008 at 4:01 pm

    Our prayers are with ya bud!

    …that cartoon is hilarious…

  13. Uber Says:
    September 17th, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    Prayers for all the Earpy family. *hugs too*

  14. Wyatt Earp Says:
    September 17th, 2008 at 11:11 pm

    Thanks, everyone. Things will be much better when:

    1. The missus comes home safe and sound.

    2. I can finally get some sleep.