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A Thankless Thanksgiving. (Part One)
By Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Friday, October 21, 2011

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A couple finds it hard to be thankful when their teenaged daughter is fighting a lethal blood infection and is in the hospital as a result.

Thanksgiving is just a few days away, but we are feeling anything but thankful.  Our daughter is in the hospital, fighting for her life and as of now, the news doesn't look very good at all. We are trying to be positive, but each time the doctors speak to us, it's as if he has slapped us in the face once again.

More bad news about Meghan.  Meghan is not responding to treatment as well as she should and her kidneys are starting to shut down. 

Meghan is our teenage daughter.  She is 14 years old and is currently in the hospital, fighting an overwhelming blood infection that's somehow infiltrated her bloodstream.  She is extremely sick and is currently in the Pediactric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) here at Nashville Memorial Hospital. 

Meghan got sick last week and over the weekend she just kept on getting sicker and sicker to the point to where she had to be rushed to the hospital by ambulance.  It has been a terrible few days and both Jarod and I are ready to pull our hair out from stress!

When I'm not at the hospital with Meghan I am watching over our other children, 10-year-old Rice Grafton and 5-year-old Charleston Patrick.  They have been behaving badly: they know their big sister is sick and they have been reacting accordingly.  It has not been very fun for them either.  When I'm at the hospital, then Jarod is with the kids and his mother comes over to help Jarod (or me) out.  Mother has been a godsend; I don't know how we could have ever managed without her!

Anyway, I just talked to the doctor about fifteen minutes ago and this was when she delivered the news about Meghan's kidneys.  If the kidney function doesn't improve soon, they might have to place her on dialysis.  The staff has her purposely knocked out so she doesn't pull out any tubes or lines.

I just peeked on Meghan a few minutes ago and she looks so helpless lying there; it is absolutely breaking my heart!!  If she were to die, I don't know what Jared or I (not to mention her brothers) would do!!

Just keep the prayers coming; we could really use a miracle about now!  Thanks in advance!

~Charlemaigne Paters, Nashville, Tennessee.

~To be continued.~ 

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Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 11/4/2011
Karen another heart breaking story, but a well told one thank you for sharing
In Christs Love
Reviewed by Mark Lichterman 10/22/2011
A sad story here, Karen, but I guess we're going to have to wait to see whether or not Meghan pulls out of her blood infection. As always, a story and people we can believe in.
Your friend in Southern Caalifornia; Mark
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 10/21/2011
Once again, sadness ... well done, Karen. :(

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Paul Berube 10/21/2011
A heart breaker, Karen. Well written.
Reviewed by Cindy Tuttle 10/21/2011
You capture the emotions so well. Another great story Karen.

With Love,

Reviewed by Clarence Prince 10/21/2011
A moving story, Vidra! But, we know that God is a miracle working God, and faith can move a mountain. All things are possible if we'll only pray.

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