UPDATE: strep test was negative, flu test was negative. but considering abby's strong flu-like symptoms and our unique leaving-the-country situation, our pediatrician went ahead and put her on tamiflu to try to get this under control (and help the others not get it). pray for our pumpkin, please.
imagine this: you're cruising down the road, marveling at the good time you're making in moving toward your destination. the last part of your journey has been remarkably uneventful (with the exception of the fact that you had to "change planes" at the very last minute), and you're anxiously awaiting the final leg of your trip.
WHOA!!! what was that?!? looks like we just came flying up on a big and unexpected speedbump.
meet the speedbump:
no, my precious daughter is not, herself, the speebump; however, the illness that has suddenly taken a stronghold inside of her body is. i'll know more after her appointment at our pediatrician's office this afternoon, but my guess is: THE FLU.
for the many, many of you who have asked how to pray for us as we prepare for and make our trip to ethiopia, i have a post in the works detailing exactly how to do that, but for now, please pray for abby's health (as well as that of the rest of our family). my mommy heart is simply torn in two thinking of a son who desperately needs me in ethiopia as well as a daughter who needs her mommy just as much here. i have no choice at this point other than to lay this squarely at the feet of the great physician.
and as much as we love dr. mccown at southlake pediatrics, he's not the one i'm talking about. :-)