April 2, 2009

Prayers for Brayden

If you are the praying type, please send some up for litttle Brayden James Peterson. Born Friday, March 27, Brayden was born to my college friend, Tim and his wife, Janele. Immediately after his birth, Brayden was taken to the NICU because he was lethargic and had low PH levels, blood sugar and blood pressure. Doctors were concerned that Brayden may have been without oxygen for a time period, so they are tried a new technology called a coolcap to cool the brain and stop (and maybe reverse?) damage.

After three days in the coolcap, doctors started the warming up process yesterday. have performed several tests to get a better picture of the situation. Inital results from the MRI show that there has been brain damage, but they are not yet sure of the extent (and may not know for quite some time). The good news is that they were not able to see any damage to the grey matter or near the brain stem!

For now, it seemes the seizure activity has stopped (he had about 20 during the warming process), which is more good news. The hardest part, though, is still ahead: the waiting game.

Please pray for the Peterson family. They have already been through so much these past few months with the sickness of their other son, Caden. Give them the strength to rely on God during the tough time and to support each other every step of the way.

Please visit Brayden's website for further information and updates.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so sorry to hear about Brayden and your friends. I'm glad they have you to lean on for support.