Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Please pray

Please pray for a little 11 year old girl named Karen (pictured left). She was brought into our hospital on Monday afternoon after looking very malnurished, and having not eaten for 2 days and having diarrhea for months. She had surgery in the city 3 months ago for an abscess and since has withered away to almost nothing with a wasting diarrhea. I think when she came in she weighed about 35-37lbs. The rumor is (I say rumor because the public hospital in the city will not release her medical history to our private hospital) that the during the surgery she had 3 months something happened that caused her to not be able to absorb the nutrients from food that her body needs. She has not been getting any nutrients for the last 3 months and is very malnurished. You can't really see in the picture that she is just skin and bones, but I have never seen anyone so thin in my life. She literally looks like the national geographic magazine picture of someone dying from malnurishment. She is such a beautiful girl, and has such a beautiful smile. She is feeling better, but somthing has to be done to make her body absorb nutrients or she will not survive. She had been passing out due to severe pain and a low potassium. She is receiving fluids and some other helpful components via IV and hopefully will recover soon. If it is something she needs another surgery for, our surgeon is in the states and will not be back for about another 6 weeks. I ask you to take her before the Lord in prayer. Her mom is very hopefully and already has lots of people praying for her, but I ask that you would be praying for her as well.
James 5:15 "...and the prayer offered in faith will restore the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up, and if he has committed sins, they will be forgiven him."
Please also pray for safe travels. My sister is coming tomorrow and we will travel to Costa Rica to spend the next 5 days for my visa trip. Pray for safety and wisdom in travel.


  1. I just saw your update & prayed for her. - Pat

  2. I prayed for Karen-hope she's doing better.

  3. Thank you for all of your prayers for this little girl! I wish that I could say that God worked a miracle in this child's life, but He chose not to this time. The day after I wrote this, He took her home. Please continue to pray for her family as they lost a child, a sister, a niece, and a friend.