Saturday, November 22, 2014

Update: A Feeling of Helplessness

Friends and Family,

This is an update on the young girl I talked about my in my previous post: A Feeling of Helplessness.

I have been informed that she made it to the hospital in time, the Doctor was able to meet her, and she was started on oxygen immediately.

She is alive, and on the road to recovery.

We learned she was diagnosed with meningitis, and was in the final stages of it when we saw her. On Wednesday she was able to breathe on her own again, but she was not eating. They hoped she would begin eating to build her strength back up and get her out of the hospital sooner rather than later.

Thank you to everyone who read my blog, sent kind words, and prayed for the situation. Your support made this all much easier for me to handle.

Now, I must wrap my head around how this child nearly died from a disease that is completely preventable through a vaccine most of us in the United States get.

While I can say that this is one of the hardest experiences I have had, it has given me more energy for my passion of Public Health than any other experience I've had.

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