Monday, June 20, 2011

Begging you for prayer.

I know bloggers will often blog a prayer request, seeking prayer and comfort from fellow bloggers. I will pray whenever I see these requests, it doesn't take much time and it's a nice thing to do.

I'm not asking you for prayer.

I'm begging.

A long time student of mine (and family friend), Christina, has taken extremely sick. She's the one in the blue in the picture above. Tina has tons of allergies, asthma and a heart condition. Aside from those things though, she stays really healthy, playing sports and dancing like any other 16 year old girl.

This past Thursday she was admitted to Pittsburgh Children's Hospital for dehydration and exhaustion. That has since become pneumonia, viral meningitis, an inflamed liver, spleen and gall bladder, head to toe hives, difficulty breathing, an extremely low blood platelet count and liver enzymes that are completely out of whack. To put it simply, she is beyond sick. The doctors can't figure out what the root of all this sickness is.

She's sick. Beyond sick. Her time in the hospital is unknown at this time. Days, weeks, 2 months? Who knows. What we do know is that we are asking everyone we know to join us in prayer. Please, pray for Tina. And her family. And her doctors. And her friends. And her dance family. My heart is broken for my beautiful little Tina.


Melissa said...

Oh my gosh, Kate. "Beyond Sick" is right! :( She is a beautiful girl. I will pray for her right now! HUGS!

Laura said...

I will def be praying for her. Please keep us updated on changes.

Meghan said...

I am most definitely sending lots of hugs and prayers!

Hilf Family said...

Sending prayers! I'm not sure of their Pittsburgh network (as in, if they have family or friends here), but if they don't, please, please let me know if we can do anything (meals, laundry, supplies) - I'm happy to help in any way we possibly can.