Hope, faith and prayers for a kidney transplant for Eric Sykes
There is a little boy in a dangerous situation at the Fresenius Medical Group, Sacred Heart Pediatric Dialysis in Pensacola, Florida. Eric Sykes started Dialysis in October 2008 both of his kidneys were infected and he has ERSD which is End Stage Renal Disease. Eric starts out his week on Monday at the dialysis center for 3 to 5 hours a day, three times a week. Eric can only drink 8 ounces of fluid a day. He no longer has his kidneys and retains fluid which is hazardous to his wellbeing.
Eric Sykes lives in Bay Minette, Alabama with his foster parents Tim and Gana Atchinson. Tim had a kidney transplant a few years back and knows what it’s like to be on dialysis. He is the perfect fit to Eric, who has had a rough time in life. Not only does he have this horrible genetic disease he has lost his family. Eric has had 10 heart Catheters which has casued scar tissue and is on his third fistula. These are ports that work hand in hand with dialysis and clean his blood. His last fistula was a graph, a plastic tube because his vascular system is collapsing and this will be his final port. What does this mean to a 12 year old boy who is 54th on the transplant list? He needs prayers and a miracle.
Tim Atchison keeps an alarm on Eric’s door and keeps locks on the bathroom cabinets to keep Eric out from drinking the water. It is unimaginable going one day without quenching your thirst but Eric has gone 3 years without more than 8 ounces of water, soda or juice. This sounds like inhumane torture.
The Pediatric Dialysis Unit in Sacred Heart is ran by heart felt and loving individuals who not only take care of their patients but adopt the families because this is the worst place you want your child to spend three hours a day in. The last time Eric had his fistula put in he had a heart attack. Eric is on his last leg of his journey and he needs a kidney. He has an uncle in a South Carolina prison that is willing to get tested to see if he is a match but because of hospital restrictions this will be a no go.
The Facility Manager, Danielle does not know how long this fistula will hang on for but once it goes he will no longer be able to receive dialysis and he will die. Our hope is to get on every states transplant list or for a living donor to step forward and be tested for this little boy. Eric and Tim will have to travel to individual states in order to get an evaluation for a transplant. The clock is ticking for Eric. Eric is full of energy and curiosity for life. The life he should be able to live for years to come. Please pray for Eric or give a donation at any Wells Fargo bank for Eric Sykes. The power of prayer is amazing please spread this far and wide to all of your friends and prayer group.