Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Prayer Needed...


***Update: Alex's surgery had to be rescheduled. Needless to say Alex is happy. I'll post this again when I hear he is going back again.

Meet Alex -- He is an amazing little boy who is fighting against a terrible disease -- Mitochondrial Disease. Today Alex is going in for surgery to have his tonsils removed, which may sound like a fairly simple procedure but for Alex it really can be life threatening. Alex has major issues with general anesthesia as well as significant respiratory issues. He will be admitted to the PICU after surgery today.

Please lift this special family up in your prayers today. Pray for Peace in Alex's little mind as he completely knows what is about to happen and is scared and anxious. Leave a message of encouragement on his page linked on the right side of this page.

5 comments:

Mindy said...

As an adult I sometimes don't even like to know what is about to happen.. couldnt imagine trying to comprehend it as a child. I left a small note for Alex. My prayers go out to him and his family as he goes through surgery.

Shari said...

I will pray for him and remember, still praying for Gavin too!

Shari said...

Karen: I have a question again if it's OK. Why can't Gavin get Omegaven when other short gut and GI kids can? Do you know the difference? I know of two now who get that treatment. What's the hold-up for sweet Gavin? I have been praying this will go through.

Forever Greatful to be a Wife and Mommie said...

All the kids that are on Omegaven all were in liver failure due to TPN. In order to receive the Omegaven you have to be at a certain level of liver failure. Gavin is not there. Gavin needs the Omegaven for his inflammatory issues not because of liver failure and right now liver failure is the only protocol set up.

Kinda confusing -- hope it makes sense.

Shari said...

Karen: I pray that somehow this can be changed and the Lord works a miracle and he can receive this drug. Know I care and think of your family often.