Thursday, July 21, 2011

Prayers for William

I got an email yesterday asking if I could share something with you guys. There's a little boy in California who could really use our prayers right now- here's what's going on.
William is a 1-year-old boy who was flown to Children's Hospital is Los Angeles for a severe case of e coli poisoning. We have no idea how he got it, but it led to HUS and, subsequently, kidney failure. Then his bowel (lower intestine) became perforated and a large portion became necrotic (dead) so they had to remove it.  HUS is basically an infection in the digestive system which produces toxic substances that destroy red blood cells, causing kidney injury. He's currently on a ventilator and is receiving hemo dialysis. We can still hope for recovery, but there are many potentially life threatening complications.

His family has started a blog to keep family and friends updated, here is the web address:
The photos and blog entries are heart-breaking. Both William and his parents definitely could use our prayers right now.