Pray for Amos’s Chest Infection

Dear friends and family,

On Monday we noticed that both Amos and Luke were feeling poorly, with runny noses and coughing. By late afternoon yesterday both had developed some significant hacking coughs, and when we went to put Amos to bed we noticed his oxygen levels were low. His cough in particular was very rough, and he was clearly dealing with a lot of phlegm. We put him on oxygen overnight for the first time in months, and had a very long night of getting up to help him clear his trach and stay at safe oxygen levels.

Kelli took Amos to the GP this morning and he confirmed that Amos has an infection in one lung. He prescribed antibiotics for it, but he also said that if this infection does not clear up significantly in the next two days, we may have to re-think the trip to California scheduled for this weekend. Currently Amos and I have a flight booked on Saturday for his coming MRI on Monday, eye appointment on Tuesday, and return flight that night. The issue is that if Amos has a lung infection, it is unlike that he could safely be put under general anesthesia for the scan. If that’s the case, we’ll need to postpone the trip for a week.

Please pray:

  • For the antibiotics and other treatments we are giving Amos to clear up this lung infection quickly.
  • For Amos to show clear signs of improvement tomorrow and Friday.
  • That Kelli and I would receive good counsel and make the best decision for Amos.
  • That the trip to CA for the next MRI would be able to move forward as planned.
  • That the MRI on Monday would show clean and clear results without any trace of recurrence.
  • That Lucas (and Kelli and me) would also recover quickly, as we all are also feeling pretty lousy.

Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD GOD is an everlasting rock. (Isa. 26:4)


Will, Kelli, Amos, Luke, (and Baby)

14 thoughts on “Pray for Amos’s Chest Infection

  1. Dear Will, Kelli, Amos, Lucas, and your soon-arriving son & brother,

    I am so sorry to hear this–our family and friends have been struggling with a vicious cold that sounds much the same (some have been put on steroids), but in your case it means much more than simply missing work and mainlining chicken soup.

    May the Lord continue his mercies toward Amos, Lukie, and you all.

    Much love from our house to yours,


    P.S. I forgot to say in my last comment: Nice Wheels, Kelli!


  2. Will –

    Susan and I certainly will be praying about this.

    I also want to apologize that we did not get to try to visit with you and your family when we were in Cambridge. We were OVER-committed with our family in town and, when they left, we were exhausted and had just enough time and energy to pack up and head north.

    Your and Kelli’s care for Amos (and Luke) are a model of parental commitment and graciousness.

    Sam Dr. Samuel Logan Associate International Director The World Reformed Fellowship


  3. You all have endured so so much. Prayers for the whole family for faith and strength. Praying that Amos will get the medical attention he needs in CA and having this medical needs met would bring you greater peace. Praying that your whole family will be healthy and well, soon. Love from austin, Laurie


  4. Please know Phil and I pray for all of you on many levels. We very much consider it a privilege to be able to pray for your family. Thank you for giving us specific areas of need to pray for on your behalf.


  5. Praying! Tell Amos and Lukie, God is bigger than that stupid rhino virus! (Our girls always laughed at the name) May God work out ALL details; perfect timing, rest and strength!
    💞(Heart hugs). Goddards’


  6. We will definitely pray for health for all of you, wisdom from the Dr.s and your plans for CA, and that you would be assured of God’s perfect plans although your eye sight screams chaos!


  7. We are praying for you guys. “But as for me, I will look to the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation; my God will hear me.” Micah 7:7


  8. So sorry to hear that the boys are sick, what a drag.
    I guess it is better to be safe than sorry, I will pray for the antibiotics
    to be very effective before the weekend.
    Love Eva xoxo


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