Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Real life

It isn't often that I blog about real life...I mean real, honest-to-goodness, knock you flat on your butt life...like today.

I found out on Saturday that one of my students from my first kindergarten class (now in 6th grade) suddenly came down with bad flu symptoms last Tuesday. They couldn't pinpoint her problem, but by Saturday, they determined that she needed a liver transplant. Today, I found out that she is not doing well at all due to an infection that has spread. They cannot operate on her while she has the infection. She remains on full life support and the prognosis does not look good.

I am simply beside myself. She was such a sweet girl in kindergarten. She and her twin sister (both in my class) were so kind and helpful & always smiling. If she doesn't make it, she will be the second student from that same class to have passed away (the other was a boy 2 summers ago, who was killed in a car accident)...and that just isn't fair!

It just completely breaks my heart, yet there's nothing I can do but pray...so please, pray! Pass this on to anyone you know that is the praying type...or even if they aren't the praying type. Positive thoughts never hurt anyone.


Hafsa said...

I'm so sorry to hear about the little girl. How frightening for her family. I will definitely remember her in my prayers.

Ter said...

I sincerely hope this little girl will beat the odds and survive.

How frightening!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing this with us. We will be praying.

JMom said...

Praying right now.

Candi said...

I'm praying for this girl.

Valerie said...

I know what you mean by the infertile myrtles. My sister in law annouced they were "trying" and then a month later they were pregnanct. I was like, "Seriously that happened." I have 3 best friends, they have 8 children between the 3 of them. Yeah, I know what you mean.
Keep your chin up..