Sunday, July 20, 2008

Urgent Prayer Request! *Updated Again*

One of the young girls that I have been taking care of a few days a week is in the hospital in critical condition. Last week she had a blood vessel burst in her brain and they ended up putting her in a medically induced coma and they were going to do a procedure this week. I have not heard any updates since around Wednesday. Please pray for her, her name is Mila and please pray for her parents in this aweful ordeal - they are not Christians, but have asked for prayer. Mila is their only child and she just turned 5! I will update this as I hear more.

Mila has a disease called AVM which will be something she will have to live with (google AVM). Right now they are trying to wake her up from her coma and will then assess where things are at. There has been some movement on her left side, so that is a good sign. Her parents are moving to Edmonton for the time being since Mila will likely be in ICU for 3 months and then the childrens ward for a while (I don't know how long). Please pray for her parents as they will probably be making a large number of decisions that will affect them all.

Mila is moving on the right side now too, and is breathing on her own! She is responding (altho not all the time) and awake. Pray for Mila's mom since it's hard dealing with the fact that when she tries to console her daughter, she just pulls away or looks away.

1 comment:

Allie said...

I can't imagine the terror and despair that the family must be going through right now. As a parent, you just feel so helpless when your child is ill and you can't do anything to help.

I will definitely be keeping Mila in my thoughts and prayers. Poor girl.

On a side note, I have tagged you ......