Monday, July 8, 2013

His health: Part 1

It's been a scary couple of days.  I don't have time to get into it all right now, but we've been having some serious health concerns with our little Joseph.  We knew he was small...but we didn't realize the extent of it until we got him out of the orphanage and were able to change his diapers and give him a bath.  I've wanted to tell our experiences here...but its been hard to know how to write about something like this.  

Right now, Joseph is three years old and fits in a size 1 diaper.  Yes, I said a size 1 diaper. My Emmeline outgrew size 1 diapers at about two months of age.  She (at 5 months) is in a size 3 right now.  He's three and he's in a diaper that my other babies have outgrown by two months old.  

We've just been doing our best to feed him back to health.  And it seemed to be agreeing with him.  He seemed to be putting on a little bit of weight...and was actually eating what we were offering him.  Things seemed good. But then the diarrhea started.  A whole lot of it.  Diarrhea from a boy that already doesn't drink.  It's nearly impossible to get him to drink from a sippy cup or a regular cup.  We think he was just never given anything to drink.  He was forced to get his hydration from his foods.  So diarrhea is a scary thing at this point.

It is so very late...I will have to write part two of this tomorrow.
Please pray for Joseph.  I will share our experience with the pediatrician and childrens' hospital nurse tomorrow.  


  1. Oh Kim, That is so hard. Please let me know if there is anything we can do. Dan mentioned problems yesterday but I didn't realize it was so serious. I hope that by the time you write again he is improving.

  2. Oh, poor little boy! Praying he's OK.

  3. We're praying for Joseph that he improves soon.

  4. Did they check for a parasite? Praying you get answers and he starts feeling better!