Here's the email I sent out today about the boys who were burned.
Our social worker went and saw the boys at Riley (8,7, and 3 that got burned in that house fire). The oldest are on the vent still and have the worst burns. The Kindergartener here has burns to the muscle. The 3 year old isn't on the vent but has burns over 45% of his body but they aren't as deep. Three year old and seven year old have developed infections. Right now they just need lots of prayers. Their immediate needs are being met by the hospital.
The dad is not able to comprehend much about middle school level so all of this is really overwhelming him. His mom is there and very supportive. They are obviously on the burn unit and the boys are in three consecutive rooms. We've given dad some money that he's going to use to buy a parking pass at Riley. He's in the RM House so he's getting meals. We gave him a gas card too. They are going to be there at least two months. Dad's lost all of his clothes. If you have anything he's a 32x32 and large-XL shirt (he's only in his 20s so younger hipper type stuff) If you have anything else you'd like to donate, let me know and I"ll get it to them.
Please pray for them. It's still very bad.
Monday, April 5, 2010
Please read this story and pray for these boys. The seven year old is a student at my school. I know what it's like to have your child on life support and in a medically induced coma. I can't imagine adding the pain of burns and skin grafts. :(