|Best cousins: Hannah and Dancer after Nutcracker this year|
I'm asking your prayers for my niece Hannah, my sister Beth and her family. Earlier this month Hannah was diagnosed with endocarditis, which is an infection in the lining of the heart. The IV antibiotics seemed to be working, but then Hannah was sent back to the hospital because of severe pain and fever. It turns out that Hannah has developed a clotting disorder, possibly triggered by the antibiotics. One of her kidneys has shut down, and they're still trying to figure out what is going on. Last night she had a severe allergic reaction (seizures, high fever) to a dose of vitamin K, which she'd been given in order to slow blood coagulation so she can have a kidney biopsy today.
Hannah is 14, and has Down Syndrome. She loves firefighters and animals, and has a wickedly good sense of humor. Please pray for her recovery, and for comfort and peace for her parents and siblings.