Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Kids Don't Belong in the Hospital

We need some more prayers, get well vibes, tree-fairy good wishes - whatever you've got - sent to two sick kids.

Remember Spanish Teacher and her beautiful twin girls? One of the girls is home now with her family but the other one contracted viral pneumonia and was re-intubated a few days ago. She is on the mend but still on the ventilator. The girls turned four weeks old yesterday and she still hasn't gotten to go home to her family who is anxiously awaiting her arrival.

And my cousins five year old son is at Children's Hospital with bacterial meningitis, a strep infection in his bones that is baffling the infectious disease specialists and possible brain damage from the brain swelling that was so bad they performed surgery to put a shunt in his head. He will be in hospital for two to six MONTHS according to what the doctors know right now and needs all the help he can get. His parents are worried sick and they also have a nine month old baby to take care of.

It's so scary.


EmBee said...

Very Scary!
Powerful Good Thoughts headed their way.

ChiTown Girl said...

OMG, I'm so sorry to hear all this icky news. I'll be sending my prayers ASAP!

The Hotfessional said...

Oh honey - prayers and all kinds of good thoughts are on their way.

Nana said...

Cousin's 7-yr-old boy is improving - some movement on his right side, recognition of his mom and a few words. He'll need speech and physical therapy but doctors are hopeful he'll have a full recovery. It was a massive sinus infection that got into his brain and blood, as well as the spinal menginitis. His parents have been living at the hospital this past week, with more to come. Very scary indeed.