Sunday, October 4, 2009

My brother needs your prayers!

I am writing this to all of you in desperate hope that you will pray and spread the word for others to do so as well!  

You see, my brother, Kaleb, was admitted to the hospital last night for an emergency replacement of the shunt in his head.  This shunt allows the spinal fluid around his brain to drain, and since his other shunt had failed (it was 17 years old- darn near a record!) the fluid pressure was slowly building in his head causing a terrible headache and forgetfulness.

The surgery apparently went well but all day today he has been complaining of a pounding headache, vomiting blood and worst of all, suffered a Grand Mal Seizure tonight just after 10:00pm.  The doctors have not been able to identify the cause of any of these symptoms.  He has undergone many tests and been pumped full of drugs to no avail. 

Kaleb was born with Spina Bifida (a neural tube defect that leaves a hole in the baby's back exposing the nerves at the base of the spine).  He walked until he was 13 when a series of walking injuries and surgical complications left him in a wheelchair.  He is 23 and has had more pain and surgeries than most people could comprehend, but through it all he has always maintained an amazing attitude and has never really complained about any of it.  He is such a caring person and one of the nicest, most empathetic people you could ever meet.

Please pray for answers, recovery and relief from the pain!  And please, pass this on to others you know!


{lauren} said...

You are all in my prayers, and I will mention you at my church today as well!!

Jackie at 3littleones said...

I'm so sorry to hear about what is going on with your brother and he is not feeling well. I will definitely keep him in our prayers :)

Julia said...

Definitely in my prayers and yes, I will pass this on.