Laikyn’s Story

December 13, 2015: Laikyn was sick with what we thought was a virus. It wasn’t until the next day, with progressing symptoms, that I realized we were dealing with much more than a virus. Unfortunately, a visit to our local ER, didn’t give us any more answers. We were told to bring her back in 24 hours if she wasn’t any better. The following day, I called her pediatrician, and after telling her what the symptoms were, she told us to head to Children’s hospital and not waste any time. So that’s where we spent the next 16 days and 15 nights.

Two days after we were at Nationwide Children’s is when the test results came in. Laikyn had E.Coli 0157.  About 4-5 days later, we were given the news that she then has HUS (Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome). This was caused from the E.Coli. This disease can be fatal, so from day to day, we never knew what to expect. From the HUS, she got pancreatitis, enlarged spleen, low hemoglobin, low platelets, kidney function slowed down, and high blood pressure. She spent 3 days in ICU because of the high blood pressure. She also received 4 blood transfusions. She was a very sick little girl, and to this day, we still don’t know how she got E.Coli.

By the grace of God and the knowledge of the medical staff, my baby made it through this scary ordeal and lives to tell her testimony. Today, she still takes blood pressure medicine, but we anticipate she will come off of that at some point. Thank you Nationwide Children’s for taking care of my baby girl!

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December 13, 2015: Laikyn was sick with what we thought was a virus. It wasn’t until the next day, with progressing symptoms, that I realized we were dealing with much more than a virus. Unfortunately, a visit to our local ER, didn’t give us any more answers. We were told to bring her back in 24 hours if she wasn’t any better. The following day, I called her pediatrician, and after telling her what the symptoms were, she told us to head to Children’s hospital and not waste any time. So that’s where we spent the next 16 days and 15 nights.

Two days after we were at Nationwide Children’s is when the test results came in. Laikyn had E.Coli 0157.  About 4-5 days later, we were given the news that she then has HUS (Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome). This was caused from the E.Coli. This disease can be fatal, so from day to day, we never knew what to expect. From the HUS, she got pancreatitis, enlarged spleen, low hemoglobin, low platelets, kidney function slowed down, and high blood pressure. She spent 3 days in ICU because of the high blood pressure. She also received 4 blood transfusions. She was a very sick little girl, and to this day, we still don’t know how she got E.Coli.

By the grace of God and the knowledge of the medical staff, my baby made it through this scary ordeal and lives to tell her testimony. Today, she still takes blood pressure medicine, but we anticipate she will come off of that at some point. Thank you Nationwide Children’s for taking care of my baby girl!

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