Jill and Jonny

Jill and Jonny

Sunday, 19 July 2009

Please pray for Philemon

On Friday night, one of the little boys we teach English, had a seizure during the night. The seizure caused him to bang his head. He was very nauseous and became feverish. In the early hours of the morning he was rushed to hospital. They diagnosed him with meningitis. They wanted to give him a brain scan, but the machine was broken. When the machine was repaired (last night), his brain was scanned and they discovered massive hemorrhaging. The doctors took him for immediate surgery. He has not regained consciousness. He is in a deep coma. The doctors are not confident - they give only 30% chance that he'll come back round again. He is only about ten years old. On Friday morning he was so pleased when he received the prize in class for having been the best at a game that involved identifying parts of the body in English. Please pray for him, and his three brothers who live at the orphanage too.