Friday, April 13, 2007

Serious prayer request

Mrs. E just called and told me the 4-month old son of some friends is in the hospital in very bad shape. Fractured skull, blood in the brain, non-responsive. They suspect that either their nanny accidentally dropped him down the stairs and doesn't want to own up to it, or that the nanny has been shaking and beating him. They honestly don't know at this point how bad the damage is and what his chances of recovery are. On top of this, they have CPS investigating both the nanny and them. (They also have a boy Little Euphrony's age.)

Please pray for them right now. They need God's help so much right now.

UPDATE: We've a little more information on how the baby is doing. Right now, his life is not in danger; in fact, the swelling in his head went down on its own enough that they decided not to do surgery and he should be able to go home on Monday. However, he is blind right now and they do not know if his vision will return or to what degree. The doctors say it is definitely shaken baby syndrome; they found multiple stress fractures in his head - one new and one old. CPS is still investigating, but have not taken steps to remove the children from the parents (this would indicate to me they more suspect the nanny). The mother is not handling this very well right now, having a very hard time accepting what is happening. The doctors say that very rarely in these cases will the child end up 100% normal, so the family has a lot of adjusting to do. Please keep praying.

7 comments:

kat said...

How horrible. I'll certainly be praying for them!

MamasBoy said...

I can't imagine going through such a difficult time. I get an upset stomach just thinking about it. St. Germaine Cousin, please, pray for them.

euphrony said...

Thanks for your prayers. Mamsbaoy, thanks for your concern and for dropping by.

Anne said...

What a horrible thing. I'll be praying for this family.

Brody Harper said...

I will put this on Shaun's prayer request board.

euphrony said...

Anne, Brody, thanks for your prayers on this. I'll try to update this later in the week if there is more info (I'll put it on my sidebar of prayer items).

Susanne said...

I'll be praying, Euphrony. I can't imagine what the parents must be going through.

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