Friday, May 10, 2013

Prayers for Rowan


In case you've noticed all the posts on social media, or if you haven't here's an update.  Rowan was taken to the hospital for dehydration from being sick by her dad a few days ago, only to find out she had Rotavirus.  Rotavirus can sometimes cause neurological problems and that's what we've been seeing happen to Rowan.  She was going downhill very fast, and the Rotavirus was causing Meningitis.  A breathing tube was put in for fear of her lungs failing next, so she is currently not breathing on her own.  There was a fear that she was having seizures, though that was disproved by an EEG which is really good news.  She was transferred from Kadlec  Hospital in the Tri-Cities to Mary Bridge Childrens' Hospital in Tacoma and is receiving excellent care, and everyone is very optimistic about the outcome. 

She has been stable and relaxed for the last 15 hours or so, though she is still heavily sedated.  She has been trying to open her eyes and breathe on her own.  They are hopeful that they will be able to remove the breathing tube later on today.  Thankyou for you continued prayers, love, and support, she is feeling every bit of it.  We have set up a Facebook page for more frequent updates, Prayers for Rowan, and if you are able to help Rowan's family financially a fund has been set up to donate, Donation Link.  

-Katie (Melissa's sister)

8 comments:

melissa rohr said...

God bless your family! I tear up thinking about all the love and support this beautiful little girl and her family are receiving right now during this time of need. God is great!

melissa rohr said...

Thanks for the update. We've been praying and praying and trust that God will heal that little girl fully.

melissa rohr said...

My oldest had Rotavirus when she was 2 and was in the hospital for almost a week. That was the scariest moment of my life.


I hope Rowan gets better and very soon! I feel her pain!!

melissa rohr said...

Prayers for sure from us <3 <3 <3

melissa rohr said...

Melissa,

I had not heard, and was wondering why I hadn't seen a post from you only to log in and see this. My heart is aching you for you and your family, and I am sending out all of the love that I can possibly send from every last bit of my soul. I know we only know one another in the "blog world" but I'm going to message you my phone number so you have it, in case you need someone, or a friend to talk to.

I am sending you all of the love in the world. I am now following the Facebook page and will do anything I can to support you and your family.

melissa rohr said...

All my love and prayers go out to you during this most difficult time. I am willing to help in any way I can!

melissa rohr said...

Oh Melissa. I don't even know what to say. I've felt such a strong connection to you and your child today. My eyes are welling up with tears as I type. I am so sorry your precious little girl is going through this. I can't even imagine what you are feeling. My child reminds me so much of Rowan. I wish I could hug you and tell you everything will be alright. I wish I could be there to give you strength. But I'm in front of my computer screen reaching out to you and that's the only way I know how. If there is anything you and your family need, let me know.

melissa rohr said...

thanks girl! sorry i didn't respond to your message - life was so nuts then and i am just starting to settle into our "new normal" and get back to people. let's talk soon and i can fill you in!