Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Prayers Please

I received an e-mail from a friend today, and I can honestly say I am at a loss. I could never imagine going through what this family has endured over the past few weeks.

Kristy Reynolds and her husband are parents to a beautiful little baby boy named Kaleb. He is 6 months and 3 days old. A couple weeks ago Kristy picked Kaleb up from home care and noticed something was wrong. She immediately took him to the hospital where he was diagnosed with Shaken Baby Syndrome. He now has meningitis in response the the surgeries on his brain, his body can't regulate his temperature, his heart rate drops every time he is moved, and he has seizures. He is also blind. His sitter shook him so hard that he is in a coma, had to have spinal fluid drained from his brain, and doctors think that if he lives he will be a vegetable for the rest of his life. Brain scans show that his brain tissue is dying and his brain is shrinking. Kristy and her husband refuse this diagnosis and pray for their little boy. I'm asking you to join them in this prayer for Kaleb. Her myspace is:www.myspace.com/kristyreynolds

To hear this and see the damage it has caused him and his family is unreal. It really makes you wonder what possesses people to behave that way. How you could willingly harm an innocent child is beyond me.

Also, it makes me appreciate the fact that I know everyday when I pick up my children (other than maybe a few bruises from falling while playing or holes in their head-which was by the way his own fault; a bad temper and time out don't mix) they are in great condition and very well taken care of.

Lord, please help these people who do harm to children. Help more, the children and their families that suffer from these cruel acts of humanity. Bring hope and healing to this little boy as his family struggles to cope with this situation.

My heart goes out to Kaleb, and his very strong mommy and daddy, along with the rest of their family. You are in our prayers.