Carmen and Jason Brink's six-year-old daughter Avery was admitted to Children's Hospital in New Orleans on Thursday, September 8 with pneumonia. Within 48 hours she underwent surgery to reduce the fluid that had accumulated in her lungs and abdomen. Avery went into heart failure during the procedure and is now on a respiratory machine as well as ECMO which is a heart bypass machine. Our prayers are currently concentrated on a new antibiotic to fight her sepsis, and that she can complete enough consistent dialysis to remove the excess fluid in her lungs.
Please join us in praying that her brain, liver and kidneys don't fail her while she is essentially on life support and that her body has a chance to fight off this infection, clear her lungs and get blood pumping into her heart all on its own. Please pray.
We have created this page (along with the Caring Bridge site for those not on FB) to keep everyone informed of Avery’s progress and to provide you with specific prayer requests. We will also list blood drive opportunities and share the other many and beautiful ways our community is showing its support of Avery.
Thank you all for your love and support.
While we are certainly not requesting donations, we are humbled by and grateful for the many of you who have reached out to us asking to contribute to Avery’s medical expenses. There are two official ways to do so:
- A non-profit account titled PRAYERS FOR AVERY DONATION FUND has been set up at Gulf Coast Bank. Contributions may be made at any Gulf Coast branch. 100% of donations will go to Avery’s medical bills.
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