Thursday, July 10, 2008

I need some prayers :)

Well *I* don't need them, but a friend of mine does.
Baby Claire was born at 33 weeks... She is suffering from Spinal Meningitis which was caused by the ecoli bacteria. Her condition is very serious. The fatality rate in infants with this kind of infection is extremely high. The spinal tap on Monday still showed signs of the infection and the MRI on Tuesday showed that the infection has traveled to a very remote part of the brain. A part of the brain where the antibiotics have a hard time reaching. Severe damage will be done to the brain if the infection doesn’t clear.The positives are Claire is physically doing great. The docs are amazed looking at her that her body is that sick. She is breathing on her own, has yet to be on a respirator and is only being pumped with antibiotics. She is even breastfeeding. At this point, we are praying for a miracle of healing. It will take a miracle for Claire to pull out of this 100% with NO brain damage. Please pray for Claire’s healing and strength for her parents.
I can't imagine the pain they are going through and I know that the power of prayer is amazing :)

3 comments:

Kimberly said...

Definitely praying....

Jeff & Kerry said...

So many prayers coming to Claire and her family...

Schwabby said...

How is baby Claire? I am praying!

Lisa Schwaberow