Monday, July 30, 2012

Prayers for Lil Mak.

My niece, M (who just turned 4 on July 22), is in the hospital tonight with potential appendicitis.  She started feeling ill a few days ago, and my brother and his fiance took her to the ER.  They diagnosed her with a UTI or bladder infection and put her on antibiotics. 

She hasn't eaten anything except a piece of toast in 3 days.  That piece of toast was at the coaxing of my mother.

She is very dehydrated. 

They said that her white count is off (dehydration can cause that, if memory serves) and something else looked wonky.  They have her in this evening continuing to test and to observe. 

She's a little bit of a thing, but whoooo boy is she a pistol.  To have her down instead of running in circles and continually stubbing her teeny toes has got to be a bit concerning for my brother and Renee. 

Please pray for them.  I'll keep you up to date.

Edited to add:

There is no appendicitis.  Mak has a virus that just needs to run its course.  However, now that she is technically better, like her Aunt Amy, she doesn't want to eat.  I'll tell you, I get where the kid is coming from and have made myself far sicker by not eating after the vomiting ended because I didn't want it to happen again.  I've left a get well giftie at her door and maybe her parents can bribe her with it.  :S


Rach said...

So many prayers being said. Please keep me posted.

ChupieandJ'smama (Janeen) said...

Awww, poor Lil Mak. Prayers said. Hope she is OK.

Michelle said...

Your niece is in my prayers for a speedy recovery!