justin.jpgMy wife's college roomate and her family have had their world torn apart the last five days. They have a 5 year old Matthew and a 3 year old Justin. Justin came down with the flu about 7 days ago. 5 days ago she went to check on a sleeping Justin, she had that sixth sense that something wasn't right. She returned a little while later to a lathargic 3 three year old who cound't speak correctly and was making unusual movements. She proceeded to Justin's doctor which told her to take Justin to Children's Medical Center immediately. He became uncouncious, they admitted him to the hospital. His brain began to swell. They eventually induced him into a coma. His brain would swell then go down then swell and so forth. He stabilized for about a day. Then took a turn for the worse, his brain began to swell to the point they could not measure it. At that point the blood supply was constricted and eventually developed brain damage. Eventually he was solely dependant on life support, after many tests it was determined blood flow had ceased to the brain and even if he pulled through he would be in a vegitative state. They made the decision to discontinue life support about 3:30P.M. central. The doctor's still don't know why this happened. They are leaning toward a genetic disorder triggered by the flu infection. They took a biopsy from Justin for genetic testing. I can't imaging having to do what they had to do today. Pray for Justin and his family, they are a very religious family and I know God will help them through this.