Field of Flu-Funk 21
Voyages of the Starship Genesis 2:7
The Passenger’s Log Stardate 18 Oct – 22 Oct 2021
“…And He breathed into his nostrils the breath of life…”Genesis 2:7
The Starship Genesis two-seven took an unscheduled stop hovering over 1700 California on Monday evening 18 October. What initially appeared as either a stroke or TIA had The Passenger in a confused and confusing state of mind. For those who know The Passenger well, you can realize that such a change might be difficult to recognize! A shout-out to the SecFor crew working LFD that evening! Thanks!
Bloodwork and tests of other kinds including chest x-rays ruled out pneumonia and ruled out stroke -thank the Lord! I have an infection and my symptoms are flu-like so I’m staying away from anyone for a few days and I am trying to keep my temperature down. It was my very high fever that had put me into a state of confusion. As a child I would have severe hallucinations that were always brought on by high fever. At one point in the ER the scan read 105… so I was cooking!
So now I try to recover and rest as much as I can. I stay on the oxygen when I’m not moving around and, like I said, I limit contact with anyone else now so that I don’t share this joy with any of the others. I have a space all to myself where I won’t risk infecting anyone.
I was given a large bolus of antibiotics on Tuesday so that is supposed to really take over and get rid of the symptoms. However, they did tell me that the first couple days would be a bear! As the antibiotics are making their initial attack I guess it sends the body into battle mode. So there’s a war going on inside my body and we’re gonna let the body take care of that! It is the Lord who designed the body and He designed it very well. He is still in charge no matter how small a microbe might be! He is the one in directing all things.
I thank you for your prayers and support over these days. I want to be able to give you the report entirely once I’m over the hump and feeling like a human being again.
The Passenger Update: Stopping in for a few moments here on Thursday 21 Oct. This was to be my ‘over the hump’ report, however I still am more comparable to under a camel’s hoof than over his hump. So, I’ll lay here with my face in the sand and hope this camel doesn’t like to stomp around too much. Perhaps tomorrow I can report more progress!
It is just 0500 hours on Friday 22 Oct. The Passenger is wide-awake. Every breath seems to bring a cough during the night but it’s better now. I’m awake partly because it’s hard to sleep more than 24 hours in any one day! Soon the house will be awake enough for the coffee pot to run and get the Jacuzzi running as well. Both, I trust, will bring me back to some normalcy. (Even if it is AB!)
In the old spoof western, McClintock, John Wayne exits his house first thing in the morning and tells Curly (Hank Warden an iconic character in many of Wayne’s westerns), “Don’t say it’s a good morning or I’ll shoot ya!”
I’m not up for threatening to shoot anyone but until I have at least one cup of coffee and read my devotional reading – in the Jacuzzi – I’m probably not going to be all sunbeams and sprinkle cupcakes! However, I must say that right now I feel better than I have all week. The camel may have cleaned his hooves on my teeth but I’m on his hump today, I think!
I have much concern though for Karin. Her camel just went past and she is holding onto the tail getting drug through the sand! Looks like her hump day is down the road a day or so. Please pray for her. She has the resilience and fortitude of Wonder Woman. If she can get to her feet, she’ll sand ski behind that camel until she can jump to the hump!
I have been asked when the next visit to Dr. N’s office will be. Right now I’m scheduled for some pre-visit tests to check my lung capacity, etc. around the end of October. In early November I’ll see Dr. N for a review of those results. You may recall the last visit showed very slow advancement of the IPF. We’ll pray together that similar results will be heard in November!
By Monday, I believe we can expect Karin and I to be back to our own version of normal. Thank you for your prayers and please keep remembering Karin throughout this weekend!