Last year, I posted about a campaign for my nephew who’s Fighting Hemophilia. We’ve managed to raise around 70% of the funds we needed back then, thank God and all who donated and helped our family. But anyone familiar with the disease knows that it can be a life-long battle, or a battle for life.
Last Saturday my nephew was eating chips when a portion of the chips cut his gums which started bleeding. After that and almost a week after, his gums are still bleeding and his cough has only aggravated his condition, causing him to now vomit blood as well. We have taken him in and out of the hospital over the past few days for checkups and today, we had to leave him confined in the hospital.
This afternoon our family had one of the scariest experiences ever — when he, after vomiting fresh blood, passed out and a “code blue” was almost called as we bumbled in panic, not knowing what to do. Thank God, my nephew eventually regained consciousness but he is still under close observation, and we continue to pray that his bleeding stops soon, and that he gains complete healing and recovery.
Our whole family is working together to support each other and Edj through this time. His parents, and my sister and I are chipping in for his medical and hospitalization expenses. Since he will be staying in the hospital for more days, we are expecting the bills to shoot up again, and we are doing what we can to keep things manageable.
And so for tonight and on the upcoming nights, I have started and will continue to create topiaries, softies and other things I can sell. I have started reaching out to local craft groups/pages who can help me on this as well.
So please stay tuned and support us here. But most importantly, please pray for my nephew’s healing, and for my family’s strength.
God is good and faithful!
22 Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,
for his compassions never fail.
23 They are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
~ Lamentations 3:22-23 (NIV)