My nephew is currently in the children's section of the ICU at UC Davis Medical Center dealing with pneumonia and other complications.
He was brought down from Butte County Monday by ambulance after it was determined that the local clinic was not equipped to deal with such extreme cases, and his case was bad. Lisa and other family members spent Tuesday at the hospital while Donald had surgery Tuesday to scrape out his lungs. He spent last night sedated with a breathing tube down his throat and another tube draining the fluids. Apparently this morning his blood pressure dropped and he went into some sort of shock. My understanding is that the infection somehow got into his blood, which then required a blood transfusion. At this time he remains sedated. Lisa will likely go back up on Friday or Saturday. My brother-in-law and the family appreciate any prayers anyone cares to float up.
11-1-09 - Update