Our Princess Ella Ruby, 6 yrs old and in first grade, is the life of the party wherever she goes! Ella is a non-stop chatterbox who tosses pink glitter and sparkles at 100 mph all day long! She's a beam of warm sunshine who lifts the spirits of anyone around her. On Tuesday September 20, 2016, our little princess fell violently ill from contracting Ecoli. From the Ecoli toxins she rapidly developed Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS), on Saturday she went into renal failure and her kidneys shut down.
Monday morning Ella had a peritoneal dialysis catheter placed in her abdomen in the hopes dialysis would bring her kidneys back. By late Monday night Ella could not speak to us and was moved to the PICU, at 3am Tuesday morning she had a seizure and her doctors had to place her on a ventilator to keep her alive. She was expected to wake by late Tuesday morning when her sedation wore off, but she remained in a deep coma for the next 5 days. Over the course of the following 2 weeks Ella began to wake and bit by bit come back to us! Her recovery is slow, but miraculous! We are so thankful, as her mom and dad, big brother and two little sisters need her back!
We are apprehensive asking for help, but we decided to start this page as we've had many ask how they can help out, and quite honestly her medical expenses are going to be a challenge for us. We know they will be extensive, but don't know just how extensive yet as we wait for Ella to be well enough to leave the hospital and return home.
We wait and hope and pray. We would love to have you join us in praying for her total and complete recovery! She needs some mighty prayer warriors on her side! We need the Mighty Healer's hand!
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