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Monday, August 06, 2007

more prayers and healing thoughts if you can spare

My nephew is not doing so hot again today. He is bouting a huge infection (peritonitis) and now has high kidney counts again (bad) and his pancreas might have an absess on it. If the ultrasound shows anything this evening, they will schedule surgery again. Poor kiddo, he has been vomiting again. They put him on zophran again and phentenol for the pain. I hope they don't have to go back and do surgery again, maybe his body can fight off the infection and get things under control. Yesterday he was in a good mood, but was just so tired. He slept 1/2 the time we were there and slept through the machines beeping when empty.

I have been saying my prayers that he can recover quickly from this. So scary. My sister might lose her job over this also because she has not been employed there long enough for FMLA. Frick. We might have to get our legs about us and get a fundraiser set up soon for them. even with 80% of my nephews medical covered, 20% is still huge to pay out of pocket and plus one full time income lost as my sister is by his side 24/7.

Lord hear our prayers.

3 comments:

Jenna said...

Oh my goodness! I'm just getting back from vacation and I'm sorry to read about your nephew. He is in my thoughts as is the rest of your family. We all know how tough it is to be paying for medical issues out of pocket. Still, it's one thing to pay for a procedure when it's something you've decided to do, and another entirely when your caught off guard in an emotionally charged emergency. I'm so sorry this has happened. I'll be hoping for better news soon.

Anonymous said...

what kind of work fires someone for taking care of their child??? I'm ticked off at that! I'm praying for a quick recovery -I'm sure this is scary for you all!
patty

stlouisgal said...

So sorry that things are not looking up for him, I was hoping by now he would be almost on his way home. He is in good hands, we will be saying prayers for him. Does the family need anything? Food? Please let me know.