Monday, August 22, 2005

Good Evening,

The day started out kind of rough for BJ with the oxygen levels dipping into the 60s. An increase in the ventilator helped that situation. There were also signs of some kidney failure but that was quickly relieved through medication. By 9:30 AM, BJ's oxygen level was back into the high 70s.

In the late afternoon, they went back in and adjusted the tubes and the oxygen level went up to 82. Overall, as of 5:00 PM, BJ had a good day.

The family greatly appreciates all the support and prayers they are continally receiving. There has been a request to limit visits as much as possible. Although the Higgins have had the luxury of a private waiting room, that has changed as other ECMO families have started the process as well. The waiting rooms cannot hold many visitors other than the family.

Therefore, please continue to minister to the Higgins family by leaving positive comments and prayers on this web site. To leave comments, you will have to register with It is a simple process.

Northside Baptist Church is working in conjunction with First Baptist, Mooresville to provide a blood drive on Wednesday, August 31st. It will take place at Northside Baptist Church, 3o21 E 71 Street, 3-8:00 PM. The blood will not go directly to BJ but will be credited toward his account at the blood bank. This would be a great way to support BJ and the Higgins family.

Stay Focused,
Rusty Kennedy
Associate Pastor, Northside Baptist


At 11:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is there any way blood donors in other states could have their donations credited to BJ's account? I'm in Maryland and am eligible to donate again after August 30th.

I'll check back to see your response.

Blessings to all.

At 11:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi my name is stacy i am praying for bj we need more people in this world like bj and his family i talke to my father in heaven every day and i am praying for bj and everyone.
i live in arkansal and i will donat blood just let me know where to go to do this iv never donated blood before and i would like to help anyway i can even a kidney if bj ever needs one that is but i dont think he will need one but if he doese let me know im just trying to be a good person and do what i know god would wont me to do.
lord we all ask you to look in on bj and put your hands on him and make him good as new we all love you lord and we trust in you lord
let your will be done in jesus name amen

At 6:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, my name is Lynn and I have read the stories about BJ and family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I will pass on the info to all of my family and friends and ask them to pray for BJ and his family.

God Bless each and every one of you.

Jerseyville, Il.


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