Skip to comments.URGENT PRAYERS NEEDED - DAUGHTER ON RESPIRATOR, NOW HAS MRSA (Update at #263)
Posted on 07/01/2009 6:45:07 PM PDT by Concerned
URGENT PRAYERS NEEDED - DAUGHTER ON RESPIRATOR, NOW HAS MRSA.
My daughter, Stephanie, is on a respirator and nasal feeding tube in the ICU at our local hospital. She was admitted to the hospital on 06/07/2009, after having a seizure that lasted over an hour. She had several shorter ones back-to-back after admission. We were told today that she now has MRSA.
I have written about her before. She is a severely mentally and physically disabled 24 year old, who does not walk, talk, or feed herself. She wears diapers and has a very rare type of dwarfism, so she is only 36 inches tall. She will be 25 years old on 07/27/2009, assuming she lives through this ordeal.
When she was about 9 months old, she had to be trached and on a respirator, with a feeding tube, for a little over 3 years, because her rib cage was significantly deformed and not large enough to allow her lungs to fully expand.
The VERY progressive Doctors we had thought that if she could be trached and ventilated on a respirator, the positive pressure from the respirator pushing her lungs out to hit her rib cage would stimulate her rib cage to grow over three years---and it DID, significantly!
We had an ICU in our home, with round-the-clock nursing. Eventually, she no longer needed either the Respirator or feeding tube.
Because of her respirator-enlarged rib cage, from about age five until probably age 20 or so, she was basically like most kids as far as getting sick was concerned. No major medical problems during that time.
Then suddenly, she started having seizures, especially after we got her out of the tub and she was still a little wet. For some reason, her ability to deal with temperature regulation went haywire and she began having febrile (i.e. sudden, major temperature-drop) seizures. She also started having them with strobe light effects, e.g. when a fan was beneath lights and the fan "cut through" the path of light.
Since we had taken Stephanie on many trips during her lifetime, my husband and I decided to take our younger daughter on a cruise to Alaska via Vancouver, leaving Stephanie in the hands of the agency which regularly helps us care for her at home.
We had just gotten off the ship and were back in Canada when we got the call about Stephanie going to the hospital. We got back asap.
We just okayed the Doctor to have her trached again and to have a feeding tube put in again. The trach may be temporary, but she aspirates when she gets anything by mouth. And now, she has to also fight off MRSA.
PLEASE PRAY FOR HER HEALING AND RECOVERY and to guide the Doctors' hands and for us to make the right decisions.
God keep you all and bring her healing.
In Jesus’ name.
Praying for Stephanie and your family!
Prayers to your family.
Oh noooo.........MANY PRAYERS for your daughter, her medical team...and YOU!!!
I’m combining Logan’s AND trussell’s ping lists...please forgive me for any double pings...
I am lifting Stephanie up to You in prayer tonight.
Stephanie has many medical challenges including
Please guide the doctors, nurses, caregivers and other
medical staff as they tend to Stephanie.
Comfort this family God.
Your will be done.
In Jesus’ Holy Name.
Prayers for your daughter and your family, you are very brave!
We’ll be praying.
praying for your daughter and your family. May the LORD embrace you and strengthen you during this time of great need.
Heavenly Father, I lift up Stephanie in prayer, and ask that you grant her special favor, for healing, and for the skilled guidance of her physicians. I thank you for granting this family another opportunity to see your grace and omnipotence displayed.
In Jesus Name,
Prayers for your daughter and your family.
Prayers for Stephanie — and for you.
God Bless your child and your family. I will keep you in my prayers...
I admire you for standing by and caring for your daughter. Prayers for you and your daughter.
Will be praying for sweet Stephanie.