A Prayer Request for Monroe

I’ve been very open on my instagram but I haven’t really talked much about it anywhere else,
Monroe has asthma.

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This has, of course, been hard on Monroe, every time he gets even the slightest stuff nose, I know that an asthma flair up isn’t far behind. They last for weeks and there are endless amounts of sleepless nights. He is crabby and cranky and can’t blame him, he can’t breath. It has been rough. It has also been tough on me.

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I am certainly not the one with a sore diaphragm from coughing for hours and hours on end, I am not the one struggling to breath or dealing with low oxygen saturation levels, so I really have no right to complain. What has been tough for me though, is giving in to the medical side of it all. I have spent 4 parenting years staying away from doctors and prescription medications, opting to chose a more holistic path. I stuff my kids full of healthy food, immune boosting probiotics, use essential oils, and regularly visit a chiropractor and until now, all of that has worked. But recently, I have been forced to give up just the slightest control and give into what our asthma doctor believes is best.

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So, I am reaching out to ask everyone to who reads this to say a little prayer for our family. We are in desperate need for relief from the coughing, the endless, endless coughing. Of course, it is generally worse at night when we are all trying to get some rest and let our bodies reset for the next day, and the coughing definitely prevents a restful sleep for everyone in the house.

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I am asking that you pray for Monroe’s little body and that he will get some relief from the constant pain that his body must feel. I’m sure you can remember a time that you coughed so hard your abs started to hurt from the wrenching. Now just imagine that feeling lasting for months.

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I am asking that you pray for patience and peace for my husband and myself. We get irritated at each other over things we can’t control, angry that Monroe can’t seem to catch a break, and upset that we have to go against our holistic parenting style by using in prescription medication.

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Finally, I would like to ask that you pray for long term healing of Monroes lungs. It is more then I want to think about when I imagine every winter following this path. His asthma has actually never been this bad before so we don’t even know if it will all end when the weather gets better. Either way, it would be amazing if we could toss out the steroid inhalers and never have the need to bring them back.

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Thank you all so much for your constant support and for keeping our family in your prayers.

Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose.

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Jessica

Jessica is a follower of Jesus, a wife, and a mommy. A family life expert who writes about her personal life, parenting adventures, and everything in-between.

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