For those of you who are interested, here is a link to help the Howells.
Because they live closer than 50 miles from the hospital, they are not able to use the Ronald McDonald House. But because Kari is nursing her 1 month old, they need a place close by. They got a room in a hotel across from the hospital. This way Kari can go over to see Kayla. When she returns to the hotel, she has to shower and change clothes so that the baby won't get infected. It would be very critical if he got it.
Another link is to go to Facebook and ask to join Praying for Kayla.
They do not know how long she will be in ICU and then recovery, so expenses are adding up. If you are able to help, that would be great! For locals who know the family, you may want to take a meal. Contact me on Facebook or comment and I can connect you with the girl who is helping with that.
Do not forget to pray for the other families who are still dealing with their sick children too! They may not be as sick, but it is still difficult for the moms. And they are worried about the siblings getting it too. There are several little 1 year olds and other age siblings who have been exposed.
Today our Bible study group all signed up for an hour throughout the day to pray.
Amanda gave us ideas of what to pray for. Perhaps you can pray too?
That the kidney function levels would go down.
That her dialysis port will work properly.
That she will be calm and at peace in whoever's lap during dialysis
For her understanding of things, her confusion, fear, everything going on in her little mind
For her thirst, and that she'll not be upset when she can't have water.
Strength for the family
That Jackson won't catch it
That Kari's body will stay healthy, that her milk supply won't be affected by the stress
That God would draw them to Him during this time.
Do not fear, for I am with you;
Do not anxiously look about you,
for I AM your God!
I will strengthen you,
surely I will help you,
Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.