URGENT PRAYER REQUEST ~ History of problem

My BIL is in the hospital with a very bad infection. He may not live. His name is Timothy. He is only 26 years old. He is not a Christian. He has a wife and an almost 3 year old son. Please pray for God’s will to be done! Please also pray that he would see his need for the Savior. I will do my best to keep everyone updated.

Here’s a little history on Tim’s situation.

My BIL was hit broadside by a deer awhile ago. It shattered the driver’s side window and crushed the driver’s side door. Thank the Lord no one was hurt! Apparently when he was cleaning up the mess he got a sliver of glass in his pointer finger. He didn’t realize this at the time. It started swelling up and became very uncomfortable. He went to the ER with it and they sent him home saying it was gout. It continued to get worse. He thought there might be a sliver in his finger so he tried getting it out still not realizing it was glass. After doing this his finger got even worse and his had started to swell. He was in great pain! At the ER for the 2nd time they gave him IV antibiotics and morphine for the pain. They sent him home with scripts for antibiotics. After another day or two things continued to get worse. His father(my FIL) finally went with him to the ER for the 3rd time. The administrator of the ER saw and said had he not come in when he did he could have died. They immediately lanced the finger and took him into emergency surgery. They weren’t sure at that point if they would be able to save his fingers/hand. He spent the next week in the hospital. They finally found out that he had a staph infection in his hand. He was released from the hospital last Friday. He returned to the hospital twice a day for infusions. (The hospital is 30 miles away!) Tuesday afternoon while at the hospital for an infusion he got very sick. This had been occuring frequently for about the previous day or so. He was in so much pain again. He called his mom(my MIL) and told her he wasn’t going to be able to make it home. They readmitted him that afternoon. They are afraid the infection may have traveled to his heart. At this point we’ve not heard back about any of the testing. The antibiotics are not working. We don’t know what the next step is going to be.

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5 thoughts on “URGENT PRAYER REQUEST ~ History of problem

  1. We’re praying for Tim and the whole family. May God grant him a recovery, and, even more importantly, a desire to know Him.

    My heart goes out to him and you all via the Internet.

  2. Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. The doctor’s don’t seem to eager to share with Tim and his wife what is really going on. They’ve done an echocardiogram(sp?) but we haven’t heard the results. I’ve added a little history to the main post if anyone is interested. Thanks again!

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