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Posted 2018-10-26T03:20:15Z

Hospital stay number....?

Kenna has been admitted to the hospital for the 3rd time in 5 weeks which I’m honestly not even sure what hospital admit number this is since her diagnosis in July. She has been battling pneumonia off and on this last month, and cannot seem to get rid of it. 

Tuesday night she thought she had a sinus infection and it turned out to be the pneumonia, again, or still. At this point I’m not convinced it has completely gone away. They also discovered her red blood cells were dangerously low. 

Wednesday morning she received a blood transfusion. They also did a CT scan on her to take a look at the fluid build up on her right lung. 

Today she had her tri-weekly dialysis. The doctors also made the decision to have the fluid on her lung removed. They believe this fluid is why she continues to battle pneumonia. The hope is that when the fluid is gone the pneumonia will clear out. Unfortunately, who they had on call to perform the thoracentesis (fluid removal from her lung) was not comfortable with performing the procedure. Tomorrow someone else will try again. 

She will likely be in the hospital until Monday but I think we would all prefer that, including Kenna. She’s been fighting the pneumonia for long enough. We are hoping this longer hospital stay will rid her of it for once and for all. 

The good news is her liver numbers still look pretty good. We hope that once the pneumonia is gone her body can go back to focusing on repairing her liver and kidneys. 

Thank you for following her through this journey. I know she appreciates all the kind words. 

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Comments (5)

  • Terry L. Barkhaus
    Terry L. Barkhaus

    We love you, Kenna! It was really good to see you yesterday afternoon. I always enjoy your company! Continued prayers will go out for you. All our love, Auntie Terry and Uncle Dennis 💕

    one year ago · Reply
  • Jodi Lincoln
    Jodi Lincoln

    Continued prayers for Kenna! Strong and fight! Thank you for the update!

    one year ago · Reply
  • Kathy Downes
    Kathy Downes

    Love you all so much praying for all of you.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Aileen Searles
    Aileen Searles

    Love you Kenna. Keep fighting and hanging in there! You can lick this. Praying for you every day. Hope to see you soon. I just don't know when yet.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Marlys Corn
    Marlys Corn

    Hey girlie...the Corn family continues to claim healing for you! 💚 hang on tight to God’s word! He will give you strength!🐸😘

    one year ago · Reply