Help Josh and Leslie Blair

Josh Blair is 33 years old and lives in Cleveland, Texas, with me  (his wife of his almost 7 years) and our 1 year old daughter. He is a teacher at Southside Elementary. He loves God, his family, his students, and generally everyone he meets.
On Monday, March 5th, he went to the ER due to extreme fatigue, lethargy, and shortness of breath. He was admitted within a few hours due to low oxygen levels and high carbon dioxide levels. After an attempted diagnosis he fell asleep and became unresponsive. He was moved to the ICU and was intubated and sedated in an attempt to regulate his levels. He was diagnosed with ARDS, a severe lung infection, and we thought his condition was improving. On Saturday night, his symptoms got worse and the community hospital he was at didn’t have the resources to support him. He was transferred to the ICU at Memorial Hermann on Sunday and has been stable since then. The doctors cannot figure out the source of the lung infection, but are working on finding it and treating Josh to the best of their ability. They reiterate often that it will be a slow process; it could be 30 or more days. As of right now, Josh is on life support as part of his treatment to allow his lungs the support they need to rest and heal. It is very critical and his life is still on the line.  I am driving 2 hours a day to visit him while trying to juggle my full-time job and our 1 year old daughter. He has been in the ICU for 10 days today.


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