Monday, 17 October 2011

Another prayer request...

I feel like I keep asking you to pray for patients... but that's a good thing, right?  I've got another one for you to add to the list, but this one is a touch more urgent.  Before I tell you about him though, I will mention that Mafula is steadily getting better, and we're down to only two infected wounds, and we only change the dressings once a day!!  They are looking so much better too!!!

Not too far from the ship, there is a building that Mercy Ships has done some minor renovations on and turned into what we call the "Hope Center".  In this building we house all those patients who live far from the ship and are having surgery in the next few days or have already had surgery and need to return for check ups or dressing changes.  On Saturday evening, James, one of the patients who was staying there, was rushed to the ship and taken to the ICU.  The staff on for that shift called a code, and after working on him for a couple of hours, he was sent to surgery to try and help him.  The end result is, he has an infection in his brain, and we don't know if he'll be able to wake.  The surgeon can't do anything else for him.  We are doing what we can for him, but at this point, it's wait and see.  His family has been contacted and his cousin and sister have come to see him.  What he needs now is a miracle.  Lift him up with us, the whole ship has him in their prayers.

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