Sunday, May 6, 2012

Update on my Nephew

First of all, thank you so much for your continued thoughts & prayers. It is truly appreciated.

His kidneys are now working properly, and he is off of dialysis!

However... his liver is now failing, and he has an "impressive" case of pneumonia in both lungs. He is still comatose and on a ventilator.

Biggest issue right now is the pneumonia. They determined his coma is the result of his brain being without sufficient oxygen for an extended period of time. He vomited in his sleep & aspirated on it, and they've determined it was anywhere from 1 to 10 hours between the time he aspirated and when he was found. His current pulse ox hovers around 75 (normal is in the 90s). He is on oxygen, but until his breathing improves, his oxygen levels aren't likely to. And without sufficient oxygen, his organs (including his brain) are in danger.

Please continue to pray for his healing, and also for his family, who is under immense stress at this time.

Thank you.

1 comment:

Melissa said...

Goodness, poor fella. Hope they are able to get the pneumonia cleared up quickly so he can start breathing, and getting well soon.

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