Saturday, March 21, 2009

Please Pray

I have a prayer request...


I have a cousin that wasn't feeling so well on Wed, and then finally he let his dad take him to the hospital on Thursday. He was throwing up and then got a rash all over, had pain in his spleen, then it went up into his neck. They got him an iv and hydrated again. After doing some blood work they sent him home. Fri the doc called him and told him to get back into the hospital ASAP!!! They put him in quarantine and the ICU unit. Come to find out, he has sepsis (SP?) and then the secondary concern is he has meningitis. They are only letting family members come into his room, but the doc's are hopeful that he is now on the mend. We are praying that there isn't any damage done to his heart or an organs. I guess he was asking for ice cream tonite, which is another good sign. Please pray that he keeps getting better. his name is Matt Helmuth. His dad, Eric, asked the doc what would've happened if they didn't get him back into the hospital right away. The doc said he would've died in his sleep. This is a VERY serious blood infection! I guess after his blood gets "clean", they will let him go home, and he will have to have antibiotics via a port for 6 weeks at home. He is a senior in high school this year...


Thank you for your prayers!!!!

1 comment:

Lori Eilers said...

I'll pray for Matt...super scary!