Friday, January 28, 2011

Please...

Pray for Keegan now.  I am pleading with you, please.  Gray has taken him to the Children's Legacy ER just now.  I tested positive for the flu today, despite getting my flu shot & being an overzealous sanitation freak.  We moved Gray, Keegan, and Audrey to my parents' house when we knew I had a fever yesterday.  Keegan has been crying uncontrollably for over an hour, clutching his leg, is pale and lethargic in between crying fits, and has a slight temp.  His nose is running, but we're unsure if it's from the crying or another reason.  Obviously, he will be tested for the flu, have labs drawn, and look to see if there was a possible complication from the problems we had with his port from Monday.

I doubt I have to explain this again, but Keegan's immune system is extremely suppressed right now.  He is on the same drug given to people during the transplantation surgery; it is meant to wipe you out.  The flu is always extremely dangerous to the immunocompromised, but Keegan is beyond that right now. 

The worst part is I can't be there for him.  I'm terrified and will not be able to forgive myself if he has the flu.  We will update as soon as we know more.  Until then, could you please, please pray...
  • For Keegan - that this is an anomoly, he doesn't have the flu, doesn't have a blood clot, etc.
  • For Audrey, Gray, and the rest of our families to stay well
  • That my fever breaks quickly; I cannot go near anyone until 24 hours afterward. 
Thank you more thatn you know.  Please pass this on to anyone you know who might join us in prayer. 

2 comments:

Tari Anne said...

I don't know you; my cousin, Matt Gephart, went to Jesuit with Gray and told me about Keegan and your family. I follow your blog and want you to know that I have just prayed for Keegan, you, Audrey...

I will be thinking of you and your family and continuing to pray.

Anonymous said...

Maddie, I'm Isabel's mom from school. We're praying for Keegan. A few weeks ago my son got the flu type A and no one else int he family got it. not even Isabel who is always around George and his toys. Keep your spirits up! he might not get the flu. we pray for that. take Tamiflu, it works wonders. you're all in our prayers, Lucia