April 8, 2013
I chose to write about a person that has special meaning in my life. This person not only has special meaning, she has my whole heart. Her name is Lexi Marie. She is three years old. She was born September 21st, 2009. She weighed 6 pounds 10 ounces and was 19 ½ inches long. She had blue eyes and a head full of hair. I was a very proud momma. I still am. Before we left the hospital I was informed that she was born with Bilateral Hydronephrosis and Bilateral Kidney Reflux. It was treated with an antibiotic. Everything was great for the first month, and then she got sick. Lexi started having trouble eating and she was very fussy, so I took her to the emergency room. There they did every test imaginable on her. They tested her for everything. Finally after hours of testing they admitted her and diagnosed her with hypoglycemia and she had three different types of bacteria growing in her blood. They put her in a room on the sixth floor of the hospital, which was the pediatric floor. After the nurses got done asking me what seemed like a thousand questions they explained her diagnosis to me and what they thought may have caused it. Her antibiotic wasn’t strong enough to fight infections and it got into her blood. She had to have antibiotics through an IV every six hours for two weeks. Along with them coming in and taking her blood every six hours to check her blood levels. She got admitted October 28, 2009 and got released November 10, 2009 I lived at the hospital for those two weeks. I ate hospital food every day because it was free. I didn’t have any money to go to the vending machines. It was the longest two weeks of my life; but I couldn’t leave my baby girl. She needed me to be there the whole time. When she got released I had to take her to the Children’s hospital in Columbus, Ohio. There they did a test called a VCUG. That’s when they realized her kidney reflux was at the highest grade it...
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