12.06.2007

Prayers for my brother

My brother suddenly has a Staph infection in his arm. It's really really bad. You know how men are. They hate going to doctors and put it off and put it off. Chris finally went in over the weekend because his arm was swollen badly. They thought he had a spider bite. He came back a few days later because it had progressed. The redness and swelling had went up his arm and he started feeling tired and weak (we're talking a big big boy, if you know who my brother is). So they tested the area and 48 hours later it was confirmed (just yesterday) that it is indeed Staph.

Chris is down in Kansas City. I saw pictures (Alexis saw them, too) of his arm. Oh my gosh, you cannot even imagine how severe it is. He does not have insurance so my mom has been sending him money Western Union to pay for his medications. He doesn't have family down there. I think he needs to be home. If it gets any worse, I think mom will make him come home if that means driving down there and getting him herself (which she would absolutely do). He can't work because of the pain and his fatigue (and he was about to start a new job on Friday), but with it being such an open wound and as bad as it is, there's no way he would be allowed even if he was feeling like it. Please please please keep him in your prayers. It can be fatal. I think he's scared and Chris never gets scared.

16 comments:

paulickfam said...

Chris is DEFINITELY in our prayers. Please be sure to keep us updated.

oh amanda said...

Praying, Val!

Jen said...

I will definitely keep in my prayers, Val!! Love ya, Jen in MS

Michelle said...

Wow! Of course, he is in our prayers!

Get healthy soon, Chris!

lil ole' me..... said...

I'm praying for him.
You said staph- is it MRSA?

Chel said...

Ick... and it's always so hard to be away from family when there's a crisis. And it's scary when the not-scared people get scared. I'll say a prayer for Chris. And for you and your mom.

Deborah said...

sending healthy vibes to your brother!

MP said...

Of course he is in my prayers..that you for asking...

Men...Agggg...it's like pulling teeth sometimes.

Alexis Jacobs said...

Keeping him and your fam in my thoughts. Any update?

Tracey said...

Oh no! Sending prayers for a full, quick recovery for your brother.

Jennifer said...

wow, haven't been blogging in a while..BUSY!!! Any updates on him since then? In our thought and prayers.

ErinFiat said...

:hugs: & prayers. FWIW, KC is where everyone here goes when they need specialty care. I'm sure they'll take good care of him.

Anonymous said...

sori I havent been around your blog for a while weve moved house

praying for your brother Chris

jen at http://my3boysandi.wordpress.com/

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Louise said...

I'll be praying!! HUGS TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!

~ Melody ~ said...

Chris is in my prayers.