At 9:30PM on August 21st, a brave little warrior from this earth was welcomed as a strong and valiant champion into the arms of Jesus.
Our son is gone from our arms, but his life has imprinted each of our hearts with more love than can ever be spoken.
Our family grieves with deep, deep grief. A loss like this is more than our hearts can bear but we lean on the One who created us all.
It was like we were a wheel. Christ as the hub, we the spokes, but Mattie the felloes that held us together, shaped us, set us on course.
He moved us. His life centered us and connected us as a family more deeply than words can express.
On August 21st our lives changed forever….
Mattie has been doing so well as you know. We had a marvelous family vacation, he has been vent free since February. The hovering storm these past few months has been ASTHMA. And asthma can be a killer.
We were treating Mattie for a seasonal asthma flair up much like we have before with increased breathing treatments and a course of steroids. But asthma has a mind of its own.
And a sudden very severe flare up sent a moments before playing on the floor, happy boy into a sudden asthma attack.
I had to immediately begin bagging him (assisted breathing) and we administered emergency inhalers all while calling 911 and Mattie’s doctor. EMS helped take over rescue breathing and administered additional inhalers.
Within 9 minutes we had him on the ambulance. About 5 minutes later he coded. I had to help with CPR. I bagged him while one EMT did chest compressions, and the other administered epinephrin.
We arrived at the ER where the did 3 more rounds of epinephrin along with CPR.
They were not able to restore a heart beat.
CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF MATTHIAS SAMUEL LOUX
Vineyard Church of Overland Park 8301 Lamar Overland Park, KS 66207
Wednesday, August 27th
Celebration Service at 1:00PM.
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