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)