prayers for a friend

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Registered: 03-31-2003
prayers for a friend
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Fri, 02-17-2012 - 1:03pm

This has been a really rough week for our friends. We met in birth class when we were pregnant. Their daughter is about a month older than our Taylor. One year ago this week, they found out she was experiencing liver failure (at 5 months old) and rushed her to a local children's hospital, then on to Houston Children's Hospital. They found out she had a birth defect in the ducts between the liver and pancreas and needed a new liver. She got her liver last summer, thank goodness! But this week she has been sick with what they originally thought was a stomach bug. Any illness, even the sniffles, warrants a trip to the hospital because of her anti-rejection meds. Anyway, after spending all week in our local hospital, she still has uncontrollable diarrhea and they cant get her hydrated so they are transferring her back to Houston. My heart is breaking for them. They were just starting to feel normal again. It just doesn't seek possible that the happy, healthy little girl we saw on Saturday is so sick again. Please pray that her drs in Houston can get her well again quickly and that this has nothing to do with her new liver.

Manda :)

Community Leader
Registered: 05-04-2011
Fri, 02-17-2012 - 2:05pm

Oh, Manda, I'm so sorry.

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-15-2001
Mon, 02-20-2012 - 11:01am
That is horrible, I hope the Dr. can get her feeling better and it isn't anything serious with her liver.
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iVillage Member
Registered: 03-31-2003
Mon, 02-20-2012 - 6:35pm
It is nothing short of a miracle that she suddenly improved just as they were calling in a plane for an emergency flight to Houston! She went home this weekend. I talked to her dad earlier and he said she's more like herself every day and eating, drinking and pooping like normal. What a relief! They determined that it was likely a simple stomach bug but because of her anti rejection meds, her immune system couldn't fight it. Thank God she is better!

Manda :)

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-07-2000
Tue, 02-21-2012 - 10:46am
What a scare! Thank goodness she's feeling better. I'm so glad it was just a bug.
iVillage Member
Registered: 10-15-2001
Tue, 02-21-2012 - 12:40pm
I'm so glad she is doing better!
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Community Leader
Registered: 05-04-2011
Wed, 02-22-2012 - 3:13pm

Oh, my!