Sunday, October 11, 2009

Another Update

It's 2:20am and I am WIDE awake...not even remotely normal for me. Lots on my mind.

I spoke with my friend Danielle this evening around midnight and she passed along the latest from Brian & Donna. I ask you to pray, pray, pray for them. Their lives are already changing 100% from this-
  • They are having to decide if they will move to St. Louis or Indianapolis - then Lexis will be airlifted there to wait for a transplant. They will need to live near where transplant surgery is completed for several years, but this decision has to be made now. Pray for guidance.
  • Lexis' liver pushed on a vein to the point it burst- which is why she was bleeding internally. She has had 2 blood transfusions since going to the hospital. Pray that she will make it until a transplant is available.
  • Brian so far is the only person who has stepped forward from the family to be tested to see if he is a match. Donna's sister has too, but she is the one taking on the other 5 children. (Donna is not a candidate.) Pray for a match to be found quickly!
  • Once they decide where to move to, Brian & Donna will find an apartment to live in. It is my understanding so far that he was going to be transfered out of state soon with his job, so they are now looking to transfer to one of these two cities. Pray for favor with his company.
  • The remaining 5 children are flying to Oregon to live with Donna's sister & husband- indefinitely. Donna does not even know when they will be able to see them, but this seems to be the best option for now. If you are a parent, you know this is a VERY hard decision for them. Pray for protection over the other 5 children and peace for Brian & Donna.
  • They will be putting their house on the market here in Tulsa as soon as the children move. Pray for it to sell quickly and not be a burden to them.
If you go to church with me, I ask that you would find a way to send encouragement to Brian & Donna via Facebook. They are VERY discouraged right now.

Their neighbors are helping out with meals until the kids leave, but the Grandma currently there with them needs lots of help with laundry, house cleaning and yard work. I will be going over with a mutual friend on Monday morning and if you can come help that would be great! or another day would be even better! Please contact me if you can help in any way!

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