Prayer Request – Updated

Updated to add – just got this email from Kelli as they were about to leave for the hospital in Phoenix:

“I have pancreatitis – which is treated with fluids. Not so bad.
However, I have peritonitis (an infection of the peritonial cavity) which is deadly. It can be fatal if not treated aggressively. They loaded me with diladin for pain and the two most powerful antibiotics and sent us home about 3:30 with darvocet since i had an appt with the Dr. today. I’ll be admitted into Phoenix for treatment- not sure where, but that is the course of action they gave us this morning. Therewas talk of lifeflights etc last night based on the cconditionI Was in when we arrived. But I picked up some. The pain is from my braline to my pelvis and worse that any I have ever had in my life. I’m scared, but know there is prayer. Please hold up the kids and John. They are frightened beyond words. It’s a 4 hour drive, and we have to get going.”

I just heard a voice mail that Kelli left on my cell phone around 2 o’clock this morning, and she asked me if I’d relay this prayer request to y’all.

Many of y’all are familiar with Kelli’s medical struggles, but if you’re not, you can read part of the story here. Recently Kelli and her family moved so that she could be closer to one of the best transplant centers in the country; details regarding the whys of the move are here.

Last night Kelli was admitted to the ER in the town where she lives. She has pancreatitis and peritonitis; the peritonitis is especially dangerous. Her dialysis fluid is cloudy, and the concern with that is that regular dialysis might not be working, which means she’ll have to have the surgery that was postponed a few months ago. If Kelli has to start hemi-dialysis – which will be her reality if the doctors think surgery is necessary – then, as she has said, the clock starts to tick a little faster. She would need a transplant within the year in order to stay alive.

Kelli isn’t running fever, which is encouraging, but the two infections she’s fighting are bad news for someone with her condition. So if you would, please pray for Kelli, her family, and her medical team – and continue to pray that they’ll find a kidney donor, regardless of what happens over the next couple of days. I’ll be sure to update y’all if I hear from her again today.

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  1. Definitely praying for dear sweet Kelli! If you hear anything new, would you mind giving an update? My Mama went into the hospital last night, also, so I’ll be praying for Kelli each time I’m lifting up my mom, which, as you can imagine, is about every minute. Thanks for letting us know…

  2. Praying this moment for Kelli and her family.

  3. Sarah Kate in WA state says:

    Praying now for Kelli! Thanks for keeping us updated.

  4. We’re on it! Please keep us posted, BooMama.

  5. Oh! I’m so glad you posted this! I knew things weren’t good, but I didn’t know they’re turned worse. Praying . . .

  6. Prayer warriors here we go….

  7. Thanks, BooMama. I’m praying.

  8. I’m on it…thanks for the update, BooMama. I was just thinking about her over the Easter weekend.

  9. Praying for Kelli.

  10. I am praying!

  11. praying for kelli

  12. Thanks for the update. Still praying for her.

  13. Oh, Heavenly Father, my heart breaks for this family! I humbly ask that You put Your hand of healing on Kelli, and that You provide means to clear up this infection. God, our bodies are so fragile and so frail when we are healthy…how much more when we are ill. This doesn’t catch You by surprise…You have numbered Kelli’s days. But down here we are asking for mercy for her family and for a good outcome. Provide a transplant for Kelli, Lord, through whatever means You see fit to use, and put a hedge around her till the time comes. Be her All in all and Her All sufficient, and meet the needs of her family. Bless her today in an unexpected and personal way that causes her to laugh out loud and to praise Your name. In all, be glorified, Lord.
    In Jesus’ name, amen.

  14. Posted this at The Prayer Wall…..

  15. suzanne says:

    Lord will you please provide for this precious family, in ways only YOU can do.

  16. praying

  17. Im praying for Kelli, and her family, and her Drs. Thanks for keeping us updated, and please let us know if you hear anything.

  18. Dear Boo,

    Can you please send out a prayer equest to bloggityville for Heather? You can read about what is going on here: .

    Thank you!

  19. Thanks for the updates! I will be praying for Kelli and her family. She’s actually going to be in my area. Too bad I don’t know her better or I could take her and her family a meal!

  20. Oh my God. Two dear friends in peril. I’m praying my heart out tonight.

  21. Phyllis R. says:

    Praying for Kelli. May God bless her and heal her.

  22. I am praying for Kelli. Thank you for updating.

  23. I am sending prayers right now…

    Thank you for letting us know!!!

  24. praying. praying. praying.