Saturday, June 25, 2011

Immediate Prayer Request

We are posting to request prayer for a family friend.

Quinn B. is only 12 years old.  Quinn is a precious young man and the oldest of 6 children.  He was born with Wiskott Aldrich Syndrome.  Back in February, Quinn started having complications from this and had recurring, serious nosebleeds that has required dozens (if not 100 by now) of blood transfusions to replace blood platelets that his body was no longer able to produce.

The doctors and family have recently agreed to perform a bone marrow transplant.  Quinn must go through a round of Chemotherapy first in order to prepare his body for the transplant.  He began the Chemo yesterday.

Today, his body has taken a very rough turn.  He is not doing well at all.  I have copied his father's words (from his Caring Bridge page) here:

"Quinn has gone downhill faster than anyone expected. He has pain in his stomach / liver area. He vomited about 6 times in the past 15 hours or so. He spiked a fever sometime from 11:30pm - 2:30am (the only 3 hours I was asleep) and had a chest X-Ray done, and blood drawn for blood culture. His Hemoglobin yesterday was 10.1 and this morning has dropped to 7.9, so they gave him another unit of blood. He said his bleeding had stopped last night, but the surgicell foam that put in his sinuses yesterday while he was still actively bleeding (probably too soon) is starting to break down and so we are not sure if he is bleeding a little or if it is just oozing off the surgicell with old blood (that can be somewhat preserved in surgicell and still look red).

A nasal swab showed he was MRSA positive. Dr. Sadler believes the antibiotics should kill
He has labored breathing and is not exchanging Oxygen for Carbon Dioxide well. His blood pressure is high. The doctors are very concerned and had an emergency CT Scan. It showed significant fluids in his lungs - possibly infection, blood, or other fluids. Dr. Crawford then routed directly Quinn to the ICU. They may have to put in a drainage tube to get the fluid out.
The condition is serious. If it goes one way it could be fatal. If it goes another way he could "fixed" quickly and we go back to the Stem Cell Transplant unit in a few hours."

Please, please pray for this young man today and any time you think of it.  We are trusting God for His Healing and Will in this Quinn's life.

Thank you so much for your prayers for his family.

"Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he saveth them out of their distresses.  He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions."
Psalm 107:19-20

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