The sweet baby girl of one mother who participated here not too long ago is very ill right now and needs help. I remember, several months ago, when this mama went into labor and birthed her triplets at home – I don’t know Kathryn personally, but her story was all over parenting message boards and we all checked in at mothering.com to see how her labor was going. I was excited and honored when she decided to share her pictures here. And last night, again through the internet grapevine, I heard her little baby girl was very, very sick. Here is a quote from Kathryn’s most recent update:
I’m really not in much of a mood to update right now, so it’s going to be very short.
The MRI was done today and showed severe brain damage. The neurologist told us that Lily will likely never breathe or eat on her own again. It will be about a week before we know if her brain is going to continue to swell and die or not. Regardless, they know that the extent of the damage is bad enough that she will be severely mentally delayed and possibly never live off life support. She has E. Coli and almost 100% certain she has meningitis. She displays all the symptoms and problems of it, but she’s not been stable enough for a spinal to confirm it.
Needless to say, this family needs help. Kathryn is hoping for as many good thoughts and wishes to be sent Lily’s way as possible. If you would like to help out financially as well, they have posted more information at their Care Pages website (you will have to register for free and then search for “LilyMathis” typed just like that).
I am going to send them a chunk of the proceeds from this site and as many good thoughts as I possibly can.