After getting Nathan and Mark out the door this morning, I opened my computer and went to Gracie's CaringBridge site to see how she was doing. What I found made my heart weep and I couldn't breathe.
Early this morning (May 1st), our friend Gracie (aka Amazing Gracie) passed away at Children's. She was admitted to the hospital on April 21st with pneumonia and needed to be put on a ventilator the next day. She had some challenges, but she was improving. I had a chance to see her (and our buddy, Aidan, who was right across the hall after having heart surgery last week). Gracie's doctors took her off the ventilator yesterday afternoon. She was doing well. And then she wasn't. And then she died.
Nov. 22, 2010 - May 1, 2012
Please pray for Gracie's parents, Carrie and Rich, and her big sister, Lylli (age 3), and her soon-to-be-born baby brother, Mickey (Carrie is 36 weeks pregnant).
[May 1, 2010 - I took Micah home from that same hospital after he spent two weeks in the PICU with toxic shock (9 days on a vent).]