Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Prayer for Josiah

Josiah Carman is a two-year old twin. He is the grandson of one of our friend, Deb Maubach. Josiah was born with Hurlers (MPS I). Hurlers is a disease that affects the production of an enzyme that breaks down glycosaminoglycans. When glycosaminoglycans are not broken down, they will damage cells, tissues and organs. Normally, Hurlers patients do not have a very long life expectancy. Josiah's family decided to let Josiah have a bone marrow transplant. Through the LORD's sovereign hand, the bone marrow transplant can some times help with Hurlers patients' health and length of life. Josiah's twin brother, James, let Josiah have some of his bone marrow. James was very brave.

Josiah's family has asked for prayer. Josiah has excess fluid in his body which needs to come out. He has been very sick and can not keep anything down. He has a temperature because he can not keep the Tylenol in his body. Josiah also needs prayer that his throat will stop swelling. If he can not get the fluid out, he will have to go in the pediatric ICU and be intubated. Please pray for this little boy as his body battles to get better. You can read more about Josiah here.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much, Anna, for letting your readers know about an opportunity to pray for Josiah. It's meant so much to Rachael (Josiah's mom) and all of us the amazing support the Body of Christ has shown in this difficult time.

    You are an incredible young woman...beautiful on the inside AND outside!

    Thanks again!