Friday, December 9, 2011

Prayers needed!

I have a friend from high school who is in desperate need of prayer! We have a lot in common, it's really uncanny. We went to high school together but we didn't really hang out. While Kelly and I were in Mexico on our honeymoon, we noticed someone who looked like this girl we went to high school. Kelly and I thought "no it couldn't be, we are in Mexico!" She walked by our table at dinner and say hi to Kelly and then noticed I was there. She had no idea Kelly and I were even dating. We asked what they were up to and turned out they got married, here in Granbury on the same day we did and they were at the same resort that we were at! It was so crazy. So we hung out for a bit, unfortunately we ran into each other at the tail end of our honeymoons. Our husbands are a lot alike, they both work for their parents and are ranchers. How crazy is that! Just last year we found out that we were both pregnant and due around the same time! Just about a week apart. Our kids were born 5 days apart! I wish they lived closer, they are such wonderful people. They live in San Antonio so we don't get to see them very often. She is a stay at home mom now and it would be so nice to be closer. Her son was born a healthy baby boy, he had reflux (like Layla) but that got better, does have an allergy/sensitivity to milk protein (like Layla), but nonetheless seems to be a perfectly normal little baby boy. Oh and is always smiling! And I might add what a beautiful smile! Her name is Lindsay, her husband's name is Clint, and her baby boy's name is Case. We were all fortunate enough to get together the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. It was such a nice lunch! It had been way too long since we had all been together, I think it was the first time since our honeymoons for all of us together. Case had been sick a little, strep and scarlet fever but seemed to be getting better. Obviously since we had him and Layla around each other. The week after Thanksgiving we both had checkups for the babies. I texted her Tuesday morning to tell her hope all goes well. She informed me that Case was sick again, she was thinking the flu. Shortly after that I read on Facebook that they took him to the hospital, his oxygen levels were very low. Case has been in the hospital since November 29, 2011. For the first few days the doctors weren't sure what was going on with him. After many many tests they finally found out that Case has no immune system and will need a bone marrow transplant and a terrible infection in his lungs. Here's what she wrote in her blog that she just started for Case's progress:

"Tuesday [December 6] was the very worst day. The pulmonologist came in at 7:30 am and woke me up to tell me the most horrifying news: Case had no immune system. He would need a bone marrow transplant. Clint and I were numb. Then around lunch, the chief attending who is also on the team came in and said his lung infection and had gotten worse, and he could die from it. I wasn't sure if I could go on."

I wrote this blog b/c I know how powerful prayer is. I am asking everyone I know to please please pray for this family! They are such a wonderful family and I cannot imagine what they are going through! If you would like to follow Case's progress here is their blog:

Thank you so much for all your prayers, with God on their side they can make it through this terrible time.