Thursday, August 14, 2008

We'd appreciate your prayers.

My nephew, just under 18 months old, is at the hospital right now. He's on oxygen, struggling to breathe, and we don't yet know if this is RSV, pneumonia or asthma.

Please pray for my nephew, for my SIL and her hubby. This is really scary stuff. He had a problem in June with breathing troubles while they were out of the country, and we'd hoped for no recurrence.

I'll update when I can.

Update from shortly before lunch - they've ruled out RSV, but still really aren't sure what's going on. He's still on oxygen, was going to be getting another dose of prednisone around lunchtime, and was sleeping but still breathing quite heavily.


JuliaS said...

Oh Mandy! Many prayers and numerous good wishes for you and your nephew's family right now.

My baby brother (22) was recently in the hospital with similar issues after coming back from Iraq last month. They think he caught some kind of virus that resulted in pericarditis and pneumonia. Otherwise - they were stumped too.

I pray the doctors are able to figure out what's wrong and can help him heal quickly and well.


dee said...

Wishing him, and them, well. Hope he's soon on the road to recovery.

Gah, brings me back to when D had viral pneumonia/was hospitalized for five days in December. No fun watching your child suffer like that.

Sending good thoughts across the miles.

Carrie said...

Awww, poor guy. Hope he is doing better now.

Dawn said...

oh he will be in my thoughts and prayers, hope for a big happy outcome soon.