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Old 06-02-2016, 11:23 PM
crabandy crabandy is offline
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Default My Pie and I.

I've been in the hospital with my little girl fighting E Coli O157:H7 ( for a week. Who knows the why or how but we're in the thick of it, we are expected to have a positive outcome but my heart is broken yet revived every day. We are working on day 3 of dialysis and more possible blood/platelets transfusions. This is mostly for my sanity along with any extra prayers grabbed along the way.

My little Pie:

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Old 06-02-2016, 11:49 PM
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We're wishing and praying for a fast and full recovery.

I had a little one in the pediatric ICU for a week for a freak respiratory conditon .. heartbreaking; I don't think I slept at all during that time.

No worries, I hope; she'll be asking for the keys to the plane soon...
Bill Bencze
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Old 06-03-2016, 12:15 AM
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Understand what you're going through. Our daughter had a misdiagnosed diaphragmatic hernia at 9 months old. Ten days in ICU until they finally decided to operate when her abdomen was the size of a basketball. The surgeon, called in from another hospital, told us later that in his estimation she had only 3 hours left. That was 29 years ago now, but you never forget the experience. Hang in there. She'll be back in the passenger seat before you know it.
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Old 06-03-2016, 12:20 AM
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The toughest of tough times.
Kids get sick fast, and can look really sick, but then they turn the corner and get better fast. They have amazing resilience.
I know it is hard at times to be reassured, but she is in good hands and she will draw strength from you and your family being with her.
Best wishes to Pie and all her family, from all the way around the world.

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Old 06-03-2016, 04:19 AM
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If you're in Kansas, then maybe your nephrologists are at KC Children's Mercy? That's my specialty, and KC is one of the five best Ped Neph centers in the world. Brad Warady (chairman) literally wrote the book on Ped dialysis.

It is scary for families, but I've seen some wonderful outcomes. Happy to chat offline if it helps.
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Old 06-03-2016, 05:31 AM
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My thoughts are with you and your family. Teared up reading the post.
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Old 06-03-2016, 05:37 AM
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Prayers, Andy. Thanks for sharing with us.
Bill Boyd

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Old 06-03-2016, 05:38 AM
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Smile Prayers

Hang in there she will get better fast as an RV.
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Old 06-03-2016, 05:59 AM
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You're all in our prayers!!!

Roberta Hegy
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Old 06-03-2016, 06:47 AM
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Default Prayers too..

Prayers for your Pie...
Get well wishes...
Kind of puts the RV in perspective.....
Wonderful pictures.
Thanks for sharing.
Bob Martin
RV-6, 0-360 Hartzell C/S, Tip up, 1200+TT
James extended cowl/plenum, induction, -8VS and Rudder. TSFlightline hoses. Oregon Aero leather seats.
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