Update: Day 17 {please pray}

Everett still has not woken up or moved and his EEG machine is not showing much activity. His lactate is still high and is not coming down which signals the death of cells.  The two main things that are acceptable to this are his brain and gut.  Radiology is looking at images of his gut they took and they are taking Everett down for a CT Scan at 10.  It’s 9:45 here and they are taking him down soon. Please please pray for a miracle in his sweet little body.


  1. Amanda Cantrell says:

    Praying for a miracle.

  2. Praying… peace and comfort and God’s will and wisdom for you and the staff.

  3. Laurel Governal says:

    Praying for you, your family, the doctors, the nurses, and everyone involved in taking care of your sweet boy in St. Peters, MO. We are all apart of the body of Christ and when one part hurts, we all hurt. Sending lots of love your way!

  4. Michelle Adams says:

    Praying for your sweet child and your family. Hugging my children a little tighter today.

  5. Praying in the ways you have asked and for the Lord to carry your heart.

  6. Susan brewer says:

    Praying for a miracle for this sweet child. Also praying for strength and comfort for y’all.

  7. Praying for a miracle. And singing Ellie Holcomb over your boy and you:
    “Here when the healing hasn’t happened yet
    Here in the middle of the desert place
    Here in the middle when I cannot see Your face
    Here in the middle with Your outstretched arms
    You can see my pain and it breaks Your heart”

  8. RISE Student ministry says:

    RISE Student Ministry in Hanover, PA is praying for you!

  9. Robin-Lynn M Snow says:

    Thank you for sharing this update with us. We are praying for Everett, you all, and his medical staff. Praying for a peace that only God can provide you all with and the wisdom needed by the medical staff. We are praying a positive report from the scans. From one mommy to another, I wish I could be there beside you to hug you, hold your hand, and cry with you. Praying for you sweet lady to remain hopeful.

  10. My family is praying for sweet Everett, and for you, Josh & your family! We are praying for a miracle!

  11. Hearts across the internet have taken Everett in. I check updates all the time and send prayers even more. There would be a hug for you in person. Even though we have never met! Better yet… and instead…. always lifting you all up in prayer. Peace, healing, wisdom for your family and hospital staff. And praise to a God who lives, a God who cares, and who has prepared a place for us all because of grace.

  12. Michelle nimmo says:

    Just love you guys & praying for God’s holy comfort, healing, & guidance. ❤️

  13. Praying very hard for your beautiful boy!!

  14. Praying so hard for Everett 🙂 and prayers to you and your family.

  15. Singing Mercy Me Even If and praying ever so faithfully for Everett. https://youtu.be/B6fA35Ved-Y

  16. Melissa Jefferson says:

    Praying in Kansas City MO

  17. Tiffany L Cadenhead says:

    Praying without ceasing. God, please!

  18. Heather Herman says:

    Laura, I cannot stop thinking about Shuai. Praying hard for Shuai & the Kelley tribe.

  19. Dr Zhai and the nurses in Zhengzhou China who had been caring for him since he was admitted to our care as a newborn is praying for him and the family. He is such a sweet boy. We all love him.

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