From reader Karen:
A friend’s little boy, Jadon, was diagnosed with leukemia a few weeks ago. He has had 2 chemo treatments and has come down with an overwhelming infection. He is in the ICU at our local Children’s Hospital. He has had internal bleeding and went into cardiac arrest for 15 minutes before they got him back. He is on a ventilator. He is getting all kinds of antibiotics, his blood cultures have all come back positive for infection. He had to have chest tubes on both sides, and a tube to drain his swollen belly. His heart is racing at 200 beats per minute, his blood pressure is low but has come up a little bit (thank God.) He was making urine but stopped today; the doctors will give him about 24 hours to see if he responds to diuretics and changes in his medicines before they start kidney dialysis. Our church and Catholic school has been getting parishioners and school families together to pray the rosary at church. . .Even when Jadon pulls through this crisis, he’ll still have to battle leukemia. He is in need of prayers and miracles. I ask you, Anchoress, if you would add your voice to those who are praying for this child. If you desire to ask your readers for prayers, I’m sure Jadon’s parents would be appreciative of their prayers as well.
Awful situation. Please keep Jadon and his family in your prayers, especially during this time of crisis.