Friday, February 24, 2012

In need of a miracle

Last night we all went to dinner with Megan to celebrate her birthday (it's this weekend).


Here is my cute cousin holding Baby Girl last night. That grin on Megan's face is hiding an enormous amount of heartache and fear.

We just got the news that the HLH is attacking Josh's liver and he is now in liver failure. He's been in the ICU for quite some time now, trying to get him stable enough for his bone marrow transplant, but things keep getting worse. They can't do the transplant with his liver failing, and he won't survive without the transplant. The doctors told Megan that she should consider taking him home.

But we aren't ready to give up just yet. We are asking, one last time, for prayers, fasting, even just thoughts on their behalf--whatever you believe, whatever you are willing to do. He's only 24, he's so strong and so young. It doesn't feel right to throw in the towel.

I personally believe in miracles. I believe in the power of prayer. I never intended to use my blog for religious purposes, but I am a person of faith. And I believe in the power of faith--especially when many can join together. We love Megan and Josh so much, and we are hoping and praying that he can get a miracle. That's what it will take at this point.

We love you guys. We are praying for you.

14 comments:

i'm erin. said...

I'm so sorry that they are going through all of that. I will keep him in my prayers! Tell him to keep fighting.

Elle Strauss said...

I'm praying, Sara!

Amie Borst said...

i think using your blog to share your faith is a wonderful thing. don't ever be sorry for that.

sometimes we have trials in this life - very difficult, tear-filled, heart wrenching trials - and they are never without a purpose.

it is my prayer for you and your loved ones that you might find strength and purpose in this trial. that you might feel the great love our heavenly father has for each of us. that you might use this as an opportunity to share that knowledge with others.

in the meantime, keep fighting and praying!

bless you all.

Kathryn said...

Oh my goodness, of course! My family's praying for others' needs above our own throughout Lent, and I'll be sure to keep Josh in our prayers, too.

Suzie F. said...

I'm a person of faith, too, Sara. Josh and Megan are in my prayers.

Sara B. Larson said...

Thank you so much everyone. <3

Ruth Josse said...

I believe in miracles too. Faith is incredibly powerful. Josh and all of you are in my prayers.

Nisa said...

Fasting and praying and lots and lots of good thoughts.

Katie Dodge said...

Miracles do happen and 24 is too young to deal with all that. :( You all are in my prayers.

Steph said...

We experienced our own personal miracle this past January when our infant daughter survived something every doctor we went to said that she shouldn't have.

Will pray that Josh and family are blessed with the same grace we were. Many, many prayers going up.

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Aw man. That's such disheartening news. Your family must be in such turmoil right now. Will keep you guys in thoughts and prayers. I'm heartbroken for you guys. Hoping for a miracle.

Janet Johnson said...

Definitely keeping them in my prayers. Like you said, that's so young! I believe in miracles, too.

Writer Pat Newcombe said...

So sorry to hear of this young man's plight! My prayers are with you...

Kelly E. said...

I believe that prayers and fasting can bring miracles. I have been there done that! Prayers are coming your way!