Mighty MAX

As many of you know who have been following my posts on twitter and Facebook, my 4 year old great nephew, Max Kennick, is in critical condition in Dell Children’s Medical Center in Austin. He was admitted for being non responsive after what seemed to be a normal childhood virus (vomiting and some fever).

As my niece got him to the ER – the Drs there had to do chest compressions and since that time it has been touch and go. Initially the Doctors at Dell gave him only a 50/50 chance of making it, but Max is a fighter. They are still not sure what caused this. Max has had a number of ups and downs, but seems to be making a little progress. There are many issues, but the primary concerns are that his heart is still not working on its own, and a blood clot that’s formed in his heart. His brain waves are clear and he has had a little improvement with his heart. The family is very clear that they are thankful for little miracles and the power of prayer that has sustained them.

Janet and I spent Monday and Tuesday with the family at the hospital and have been so encouraged by the response we saw at the hospital from Max’s church family. They have been amazing.

Tonight, we got an email from Max’s grammy (Janet’s sister Jacque) who said: We still have a long way to go, but “I am so impressed by the mighty prayer warriors there are out there and the connections between them.” She also said a deacon from a church in Liberty Hill showed up at the hospital yesterday with a little bag of things for Max and said he had heard about Max and wanted to make sure the family had a support system in place; no one connected to the family had ever met or heard of this man.

Jacque also said she prayed with Max’s triplet sisters Maci and Molli at bedtime. They’re just 4 and don’t quite understand what’s happening to their brother. She said Maci broke down as she prayed for Max to get better….and Molli said “Can I just tell him I love him?”

I want to thank all of you who are praying. It’s amazing the network that transpires among the followers of Christ when there is a need. We’ve shared about Max with 1000’s from our church family and with our followers on Twitter & FB. Casey Graham tweeted Max’s story to nearly 9000 followers and we’ve heard of people all over the country praying for Max. If you want to know more about Max and his situation – you can follow the story by checking out MightyMax Prayers on Facebook.

About bjrutledge

BJ & Janet were married in July 1977 They have three grown children who are all married: Jeremy & Whitney Rutledge, Chris & Julie Hurst, and Josh and Hannah Rutledge. They also have four grandsons, and a granddaughter. BJ says perhaps our greatest legacy is even though our kids are PK's, they love Jesus and are all involved in ministry in the local church. BJ has served at churches in Dallas - Bossier City, LA - Houston - and was at Fellowship of the Woodlands (Woodlands Church) in The Woodlands before coming to Grace Fellowship. BJ is the Lead Pastor at Grace Fellowship Church in Paradise, TX.
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One Response to Mighty MAX

  1. Heather Pavia says:

    What a great message. Our family lives in Taylor and we attend church with the Kennick family. Very sweet family. Thank you for posting.

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