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Sunday, April 05, 2009

Dovid Chaim

UPDATE: Unfortunately, David was niftar the next day after this was posted. Baruch Dayan Emes. Please check the site for more information regarding learning in his honor and more.

Serach came home talking about this boy, and YD and others have mentioned it as well. Please daven for a Refuah Shleimah for Dovid Chaim Yoseif ben Sima Perel. David Rottenstreich is a 20 year old from Queens who is currently in YU. From the family:
David was diagnosed with pneumonia in both lungs on Thursday night, April 2nd. Friday morning he woke up with a very high fever and was brought to New York Hospital of Queens. There, he was diagnosed with staphylococcus pneumonia, a very serious infection that attacked his lungs. The doctors decided that it would be better if he would be in the city in case of an emergency. He was transfered to Cornell in the city moments before Shabbos. At Cornell, he suffered severe lung damage which caused respiratory failure. Due to the respiratory failure, David's heart began to shut down. As a last resort, David was taken to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, to the ICU, where they have a life support machine that bypasses the lungs and heart. The doctors are hoping that they will be able to sustain him on the life support machine, so they can continue to fight the infection. If they are able to fight the infection, they hope to be able to slowly bring him off the machine and to a full recovery. Right now, some of his blood levels are slightly better, B"H, and we are hoping that slowly we will see baby steps to a refuah shelima.
In addition, please also have in mind an old Rebbe of mine's son:
I just wanted to let you know that Yaakov Yitzchak ben Rut Nechama (Rabbi Buckler's son) is now Refael Yaakov Yitzchak ben Rut Nechama. If you could update your readers, I would really appreciate it. He just had a CT scan which unfortunately showed that the chemotherapy is not helping.
And also please have in mind our very close friend Aliza, who I wrote about once before: Aliza Rochel bas Liba Yenta.

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