Hello all,

I am Sean, Karla’s husband. Karla asked that I post some information about what has been happening over the last few days. Sunday evening we discovered that Declan (our newborn) had a fever of 100.4 degrees. Most of you know that a baby less than 3 months old should not have a fever and if they do it is a cause for some concern. We decided that Karla should take the baby to the E.R. to be looked at.

The doctors at Skyline Medical Center decided that the baby’s color was concerning. Further, they felt that he was in respiratory distress and should be transferred to Vanderbilt Medical Center and proceeded to send them via ambulance. They hooked Decky up to an I.V. and started antibiotics. They did a spinal tap, took cultures and decided to keep him for 48 hours to be sure what the cultures were doing and to watch Decky’s fever to be sure it was going to go away.

After much prayer Declan’s fever went away and his color has improved. His respirations are sounding much better, but not completely clear yet. The doctor has said that they can come home either later tonight or tomorrow if all goes well. Karla has been at the hospital since Sunday night and her family is anxious to have her and the baby back home.

For all that are Christians, please keep us in your prayers. I have not been able to work during this time and I missed 4 days last week due to illness and a light surgical schedule. I do not have enough vacation to cover all of these days. I am confident that the Lord will provide. I say this in faith not by sight. Keep us in your prayers that we may all return to health (and stay healthy through this season of sickness) and that the Lord would continue to care for us financially.

God bless everyone.



  1. http://Becky%20Wolfe says

    Sean & Karla – I lift your whole family in prayer. Praise for the doctors that were able to get Declan’s temp down. Prayer for your job Sean & Karla’s anxiety.

  2. http://dcrmom says

    O my goodness! I’m so sorry to hear this. We will keep your family in our prayers. So glad to hear Declan is on the mend.

  3. http://Beck says

    Oh no! What a nightmare! I’m happy that he’s on the mend and will keep him – and your family – in my prayers.

  4. http://Megan@SortaCrunchy says

    Oh I can’t imagine how terrifying this has all been. I will definitely be praying for continued healing for Declan, for strength and wisdom for the two of you, for grace for your family, and that our Provider God will send exactly what you need to get through this time.

  5. http://Big%20Mama says

    I’ll be praying for your whole family. Thanks for the update.

  6. http://Susanne says

    Praying for Declan and your family!

  7. http://jtcosby says

    Please keep us posted! Praying!!! Hope Declan is totally fine and I am LOCAL if you need me to feed you guys!!!

  8. http://Kimmy says

    Yes, I will definitely be praying for you and your family. Thanks for updating us all, Sean.

  9. http://stacey says

    you all are in my prayers!

  10. http://stephanie@Olive%20Tree says


  11. http://Sista%20Cala says

    Y’all are in my prayers.

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