2:30 PM, Homburg, Germany - Coleman’s liver is non-responsive, in fact all tests indicate getting worse; there is a great deal of edema and blood has stopped flowing into the liver properly, reducing the chances of recovery. As a result of the liver malfunction, fluid has built up in his abdomen, increasing pressure on the lungs and in the area around the lungs.The doctors conferred with the surgical staff and hematologist and all agree that surgery of any type is not an option.
The threefold problem of the Leukemia, Liver failure and now the administration of a last resort compound, Activated Protein C, make any type of incision impossible as he would not stop bleeding. The drug has a greater than 90% mortality rate, but the doctors all agree, as do I, that it is our best and only medical hope at this time.
The greatest risk is that the liver failure will progress too fast causing other problems including the failure of other organs, before the Activated Protein C has a chance to achieve results. The doctors are not giving up, they are frank with us, but believe there is a shot due to his youth and strength.
Please continue to pray, Coleman is making one final dash over the next couple of days. Thank you for standing with him and for your continuous prayers.