Sunday, July 12, 2009

Woo hoo! My nephew is coming home from the hospital

One of my nephews, Jacob, is 7. He has an extremely rare disease called Familial Recurrent Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome. He started exhibiting symptoms on Wednesday of last week. He's coming home from the hospital today. It's a true miracle.

Jacob got swine flu from somewhere. Any bacterial or viral infection will start the HUS. If the infection is bacterial, his body will fight it off. If it is a viral infection, he can be in the hospital for weeks.

Jacob is the happiest child, very loving, and very mischievous. He ate a big breakfast this morning, then sat on the hospital bed and pushed every button he could find.

Our family rejoices and thanks our Heavenly Father for his mercy in helping Jacob recover.

If you want to read more about HUS, here is the link. Hemolytic-uremic syndrome.

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