The First notice came: Judah has drowned - weak heart beat, not breathing. Ambulance to hospital now. Pray.
The Second notice came: Update on Judah: he is alive, first miracle. But non responsive, in Pediatric Intensive Care. Keep praying, its very serious.
We wondered what could be going on.
A note about what happened: "We were at a BBQ last night and the kids were swimming. Judah got out of the pool and wanted his floaty off and to dry off. He somehow got back into the pool, without his floaty, and no one saw it. We had all been watching the kids. It would have been only a minute or so since we had last seen him out of the pool, when we noticed he wasn't among the other kids. It was several minutes before we found him and when we did, he was under the water. Took him out, called 911 and Mark did CPR until the ambulance came. Got him to hospital and he is now in PICU, in critical condition. He was in cardiac arrest for, they are guessing,around 35 minutes,most of which was resuscitation time. He is alive, but on machines that are helping him breathe and medicines that are helping his heart function."
"The next 48 hours are critical for him. They don't know what damage there is yet, or to what extent his brain will be affected or even if he will survive."
"Mark and I are staying in the hospital. We have been up most of the night with Judah. They are letting us be with Judah most of the time."
"Ethan and Hannah saw everything happen."
"Our hearts are breaking. Please pray hard. Pray for our little boy's life. We need a miracle now."
We Prayed along with Mark and Christi and the Doctors working to save Judah.
More Updates: We live in hope. There is a small response in his right eye, left there is nothing. They were going to see if he is brain dead, but for now are holding off. Its a tiny slither of hope, but Christi Brown and I have decided that until the Medical team categorically declare him dead, we will keep on believing and hoping in a miracle.
Then the one we dreaded: Judah Levi Brown has gone to be with Jesus. His official time of death was tonight, 9/26/16 at 9:51pm.
Mark and Christi need help paying for the medical expenses associated with trying to save their precious Judah. This money will be used to pay the expenses for medical treatment.
Losing a child is the worst kind of loss, even when we know that child has gone to be with our loving savior Jesus Christ and will be forever with us in spirit. There is no time or energy for anything but grief and sadness at this time. Your help with bills will allow the Browns to take care of what they need to and not add more worry to an already hard time.
Please consider what you can give to help.
Any extra funds raised beyond what is required for medical expenses will be donated to Scripture Union USA in honor of Judah's memory, to help share the love of Jesus with kids.
All glory to God for his grace and peace on earth and with us.