Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Please pray

I am asking you to pray for our good friends Kim and Jeff and their 10 week old son, Brennan. He was admitted to the hospital on Friday and will be there for at least 3 weeks. Brennan has a pretty severe milk protein allergy but about a week ago he started having symptoms of a stomach virus. The combination of these two things degenerated the lining of his digestive system. The doctors didn't figure out what was going on until it was almost too late. By the time they were admitted to the hospital he was so dehydrated that his eyes were sunken and his skin wrinkled up. His diagnosis is intractable diarrhea. He can't absorb fats or proteins so he was actually starving to death when he was admitted.

He underwent surgery to put in a central line as well as a feeding tube that goes from his nose to his small intestine. He also had an endoscopy to assess the severity of the damage to his intestines. He came through the surgery fine and according to family the doctors thought things looked OK but will wait to see what the biopsy shows.

Pray also for their 3 year old, Tommy, who is at his grandparents in Nashville and having a pretty hard time. Pray for Kim and Jeff as they juggle their time at the hospital and their time at home with Tommy. Pray that the doctors have clarity and wisdom to treat Brennan. Kim and Jeff are very dear friends of ours and have walked with us through our trials and we want to do the same for them. Thank you.

We head to the clinic tomorrow so I will update after we get home.

2 comments:

The Herd said...

Praying for this family! God is the BEST of all Best through all. We pray that they see His provision and healing through this.

Kim- Brennan's mom said...

you're awesome. we love you guys so much.