The Skidmore family have been on a rollercoaster of ups and downs fighting for Andrew Jeremiah Skidmore's
life since he was born last year. Andrew was diagnosed with a rare adrenal insufficiency called congenital adrenal hyperplasia or CAH
. Basically what this means is that his body lacks the ability to regulate hormones in the adrenal gland that control sodium, potassium, cortisol, and testosterone.
As a result of his treatment he suffers from severe chronic hyper-tension
. The long term effects of the hyper-tension have caused his heart to enlarge. Due to complications with his condition he has become anemic
, and may need a blood transfusion if natural remedies are not effective.
He has been prescribed several different medications with different doses. Andrew has undergone a surgery and several procedures, and the Doctors are still unclear of everything that is going on in his body. Andrew has continual testing (long drives to the hospital, countless days inpatient missing his brothers, and his little body is being experimented on to find the complete source of his struggles). More than anything the family covets your prayers
. They believe in a loving, healing God.
To read more about Andrew and his family's delicate situation please check out their CaringBridge site at:http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/andrewskidmore