For those of you who know Dr. Guimon and aren’t aware of the current situation, I thought a brief post here might help to spread the word that he needs prayer.
Several weeks ago he had valve replacement surgery to correct a heart problem sustained during cancer treatements when he was a teenager. The sugery was a success, but during his recovery he began having problems with his kidneys and lungs.
As of today what I know is that he has pneumonia in both lungs, and has contracted Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) which is a very serious problem in the lungs, having to do with air sacs becoming more rigid and fluid building up.
Last night his heart stopped twice for reasons unknown to the dr’s. Right now he is on dialysis. His kidneys are working but no where near what they need to be doing. The hope is that giving him the dialysis several times over the next days will help cleanse his body enough for them to see marked improvement in his health.
Dr. Guimon indicated yesterday that he believes he will live through this, and that he is in God’s will, but he needs your prayers and God’s working on his behalf to see this through.
For those of you who do not know Dr. Guimon, he is the missionary I visited in Uganda earlier this year and also 3 years ago. Dr. Guimon has been building an orphanage and a church in Soroti for the last several years. I’ve known Dr. Guimon for almost ten years. He was a professor at my college when I first attended, and is a member of my church.
Update: I recieved news at 11:30pm that Dr. Guimon passed away a few hours ago. Your prayers for his family, especially his wife Debbie and son Matthew are coveted.