Josh appeared to be on the mend, his fever had gone down and he was feeling better; but the fever has returned. They’ve given him all the meds they can to get it down, but they also brought ice packs to cool him off. They returned with the results of blood work and his levels of calcium and magnesium were very low. So, they started two more IVs. They had him hooked up to four total IVs going through a single port yesterday and said they would need to start another that was not compatible with that vein. So they started a fifth in his other arm.

He hasn’t felt like eating, and when he has tried he can’t keep anything down. He’s feeling miserable again, so they still don’t know how long they will need to keep him there at the hospital. We did discover late yesterday afternoon that he had developed pneumonia while in the hospital. So you can add that to the list of things to be praying for him. He aches all over and has had nausea really bad, so continue to remember Josh in your prayers.

Once we return from Canada we will be in Detroit until Thursday before we resume our traveling with bookings in Indiana. We’re praying that Josh will be well recovered by then so that he can take part in the ministry and not be under this sickness any longer. It’s a difficult and tying time for the entire family as there is worry, stress to a point, and confusion for those of us who are filling the bookings without three of our voices and personalities on stage. 

We made it through our last concert in Canada last night and it was the best of the 3 we did this weekend as far as the sound goes. Sarah Mudde did really well; she was an absolute champ. We travel back to Josh and Mom this morning to see how we can help there. The treatment is helping and hopefully the malaria will be eradicated very soon. Thanks to everyone who has prayed and is continuing to do so. We love you, we appreciate you, and we believe God is hearing and will answer your prayers concerning Josh’s recovery.

As always, thanks for reading.

–the anonymous novelist

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