Anish is my cousin's husband. They've been married....for a while. He's forty-ish. Last week, after a series of what the drs. thought were unrelated illnesses, the drs found something terribly wrong. After a blood test at the office, Anish got a call 2 hours later to admit to the hospital in Fort Worth. After a few more tests it was determined that his kidneys were functioning at only 18%. Then they found a blood clot on his lung. Then his vitals started deteriorating. Seems the drs have determined he has a terrible auto-immune disease. There is treatment....only problem is, it has been known to also cause bladder cancer.
Things look bad to be honest. His breathing is labored and we are waiting to hear about whether or not he had to be placed on a ventilator. On Friday the drs. started the process of removing all the plasma from his blood and the putting the blood back in his body. He also started chemotherapy.
Please pray for Anish and for my cousin, Raven. They are such a sweet couple. Also be in prayer for Raven's daughter. Most of all, I am praying for them to know that God loves them, He is in control and that He wants a relationship with them. My Aunt Sue and Uncle Steve (Raven's mom and step dad) could use your prayers to. Anish's family is from India and plans were being made over the weekend for them to come to America. Thing is...there is a huge language barrier...and so communication will be difficult.
Thanks for praying!