As many of you know, my youngest brother, Patrick, has been in the ICU since January 2nd with the flu.
Patrick, who just turned 45, was life flighted to Vanderbilt hospital in Nashville on January 2nd. He and his wife, Julie, were sick with the flu but because they didn't have enough money for both of them to go to the hospital, she went and they shared the medication. Patrick has the worst strain known as H1N1 or the "swine flu".
When he arrived at the hospital he was only receiving 30% oxygyn which has in turn resulted in brain damage. The extent is unknown as they can't do much neurological testing as he's heavily sedated and on life support. One of his lungs was 100% full of fluid and the other 80 %. He's on 24 hour dialysys to try to get as much fluid out as possible. His prognosis isn't good but we are fighting to remain hopeful and optimistic as you can never predict what's going to happen.
So many of you have reached out offering prayers and condolences and we are so thankful for that. Everyones support has meant the world to us.
Many people have asked me if I could create an account through this site for anyone to donate. 100% of all contributions will go directly to them; every little bit helps. Please keep us in your prayers. If my tears could be "thank yous", there would be many buckets!