Avery Update, Prayers and a Special Request

This is Bethany and I have (temporarily) taken over the Keirsey's blog.

First of all, I am sure you are all wondering about little Avery Mae. The update I got this morning is that they are planning to do 2 ultrasounds today to check Avery's kidney function and how much blood flow she is getting to her kidneys. She will also have an echocardiogram today to check on her heart and how it is holding up. Shane said she is still very puffy. They are obviously beside themselves. Avery has come SO far and overcome SO much and this is just a very discouraging time. But, if we have learned anything through this journey with Avery, it is that she is a fighter!!! So, while Shane and Carissa are very concerned, they are not giving up hope.

We are asking for your prayers today for Avery's continued healing. Also, please pray for Shane and Carissa. They are tired, overwhelmed and scared to death.

I (or one of them) will update if there is any new news later today.


While I'm here...

Shane and Carissa are not the type to ask for help, but obviously there comes a time when it's needed.

They have been away from home since early May. They have commuted back and forth...a seven hour round trip. Shane has switched jobs. They are trying to sell their house. Carissa isn't working so that she can be with Avery.

So, I am calling your attention to the "donate button" on the upper side bar of their blog. Any donation would be greatly appreciated and it doesn't have to be much. I realize that in these tough economic times people don't have a lot to give, but even the smallest donation would be appreciated.

Thank you for caring about the Keirseys. I know they appreciate it more than they could ever convey.


  1. AnonymousJuly 09, 2009

    continually in my thoughts and prayers....God bless all of you. xoxoxoxo

  2. Praying and asking others to do the same.

  3. Keeping the whole family our thoughts and prayers....

  4. Keeping Avery and the Keirsey family in my prayers.

  5. Keeping Avery and her Mommy and Daddy in my prayers.

  6. AnonymousJuly 09, 2009

    Keeping Avery and family in my prayers.

    UCSF Children Hospital is specialize in CDH. Please reach out to see if they can also assist.


  7. Avery is my prayers! Keep fighting Avery!! My thoughts and prayers are with Shane and Carissa too.

  8. AnonymousJuly 09, 2009

    Michael R. Harrison, M.D.
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    University of California, San Francisco
    513 Parnassus Avenue
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