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 Aaron was rushed to the hospital today by his friends and has been treated for meningococcus, a bacterium that causes meningitis. Thank goodness his friends were so on the ball because the disease progressed very quickly.  He has severe sepsis, blood poisoning, which is a effect of the bacteria.  His blood is very thin although his circulation is poor which is causing less blood to flow to his feet and hands.  His kidneys are not working very well, and he may need dialysis as the night progresses.

Currently, the doctors and nurses at Cottage are taking very good care of him, but they are looking for relatively rare treatments by calling all the hospitals in So. Cal.  We are hoping that one of them will improve his circulation and get the blood flowing to his limbs!

We have put work on hold and will stay in Santa Barbara as long as necessary.  Betsy and Dave are helping out by hanging out at the hospital with us, asking intelligent questions, and providing lots of moral support.  We want all our family and friends to know how much we appreciate and value all your expressions of love and caring.  It's hard to reach out to each of you individually right now as we are so overwhelmed by the events of the day, but we will over the next few days.  Please tell anyone who wants to know how Aaron is doing to check this site.
Lots of love,
KIrsten and Mike


Tracy Romero signed Aaron's Guestbook.

AaronWas just thinking about you and hoping you are healing a little more every day.  You and your family are in my daily thoughts and prayers.  Hugs to you all,Tracy Romero Read more

The Taylors signed Aaron's Guestbook.

Dear Loys,Thanks so much for keeping us all updated. The waiting must be hard, but we are all hoping it will be worth it! In the meantime let the healing continue for ... Read more

Janet Munro - signed Aaron's Guestbook.

To Aaron and Family ~   I am so glad you are making leaps and bounds in your recovery.   I know you think it is going slowly, but honestly you have done a lot.   I miss ... Read more

Janet Munro - signed Aaron's Guestbook.

Dear Aaron and Family, we know just what you are going through.   Here in British Columbia, Canada, they do not offer the 4-strain meningitis vaccine.   On Nov. 4, 2011 ... Read more

The Loy Family posted a new journal entry, "Healing Takes Time".

Time seems to pass so slowly when we’re anxious for that eventful “next step”.   Aaron continues to recover from his numerous injuries.  The healing and ... Read more

Megan MacKellar signed Aaron's Guestbook.

Loy family, We have been praying for you and thinking about you every day. Aaron, I'm so glad you are home!!!!!!!Thinking about Aaron with the Olympics happening.  I know ... Read more

Will Ferguson signed Aaron's Guestbook.

Aaron!  It was great to see you at the UCSB/USC lacrosse game Saturday night!  Go Gauchos! Read more

Debbie Trathen signed Aaron's Guestbook.

O my goodness ! More great news! Beautiful story....thank you for sharing. Looking awesome Aaron btw. Read more

Lisa Lester signed Aaron's Guestbook.

What an amazing young man you have raised!  Aaron, stay strong and stay positive.  This will make all the difference in your recovery.  You are an inspiration!!! Read more

The Loy Family posted a new journal entry, "Out and About".

While some chose to “hole up" while they heal… Aaron is out being Aaron.As you know, Aaron is a big soccer fan and an accomplished player.  Without hesitation, when ... Read more

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