Saturday, July 18, 2009

I have a favor to ask.


This sweet boy is in need of a few prayers. Zack has really been struggling with large wounds on his gums for a few weeks. He also literally sneezed off the roof of his mouth 10 days ago. These types of wounds are very painful for him, we are using 3 types of pain medicine and he is finding little relief. Even with pain medicine it is hard for him to talk, drink or eat. Proper oral care is rough on Zack because his mouth is small on days when he has no wounds, but caring for his mouth with so many wounds is near impossible. The dirtier his mouth is the longer it takes for his wounds in there to heal, so it is just a rough cycle that he is in right now. He is having a surgical procedure called an esophageal dilatation August 13 and he really needs to have his mouth in good shape by then. He is such a strong boy and deals with so much on a daily basis, that often goes unnoticed by others. He works so hard at home on summer school and chores and entertaining his sister, and he works even harder to just be a regular little boy. It is hard to see him hurt so much. Before he went to bed tonight his sweet sister said a prayer for him and it just hit me that he needed more of them. So if you could offer a prayer or two in his behalf I would be very grateful. And maybe you could also include my cell phone, dryer and dishwasher:}

6 comments:

Patrice said...

Praying.

Anonymous said...

i will be praying for him. i really hate to hear that he is in so much pain. hope it gets better soon. stay tough zack

Anonymous said...

I will definitely pray for him to get better soon!

Dana Z.

Sonny and Bryan said...

It breaks my heart to hear Zack is hurting so bad, he will be in my prayers. Try to enjoy the rest of the summer as best you can!

Anonymous said...

Zack is in my thoughts, summer can be so hard on eb and the mouth, if i got dehydrated my mouth would get awful sores and take forever to heal. Is he using any numbing meds? Sending my good thoughts and wishes and prayers for Zack.

Jenn

Catherine said...

Zack, you're in our heart, thoughts and prayers. We love you!