My family is devastated.
My nephew Evan, my brother's oldest boy, is right now in the ICU with bacterial meningitis and septicemia.
In case you don't click on the links I'll just go ahead and tell you that this is a very very bad thing.
See that cute little boy in the pictures?
That is him.
Beautiful little boy isn't he?
He is an amazing sweet 2 1/2 year old little boy who is smart and the absolute biggest joy in my brother Justin and his wife Pam's life.
Right now Justin and Pam are sitting bedside, hovering over their little boy who is in a coma and hooked up to every imaginable machine. His young body is being pumped with bunches of different drugs to keep his organs from failing and to kill this vicious bacteria that is raging a war.
I wish I had good news and could say everything is going to be okay but no one has said that to me so unfortunately I cannot say it. I really, really want to be able to say that more than anything in this whole world.
This is absolutely the most horrifying experience for any parent. Less than 2 days ago Evan was just another little boy with a cold and an ear infection. No, he was not ridiculously bedridden and yes, he has had all his vaccinations. He was sick just like all little kids are when they have a cold: little cranky but active and having fun when distracted. And now he is fighting for his life.
So if you are the praying type please say a whole bunch of prayers for our little Evan. And if you aren't the praying type, that is okay too, but will you please think the best possible thoughts and hope that he will be okay? Because that is all we can do right now is wait and hope.