This Christmas will be more memorable for Kylee than she had ever imagined. She knew that Santa wasn’t going to guide his team of reindeer into our yard, stealthily sneak into the house, and leave behind an armful of gifts and woolen stockings full of nuts and candy. But, she didn’t expect what she received either – an all inclusive 4-day/3-night stay at Rumahsakit Hospital, located in the heart of Tembagapura.
Her package included one night accommodations in the maternity ward and two night’s accommodations in the general ward. All meals included. She even received personalized amenities and services; an IV stand, IV catheters, several bags of saline with antibiotics, an abdominal ultrasound, numerous blood draws, and countless numbers of pills, pokes, and prods.
Kylee developed strep throat and tonsillitis toward the end of November, which she hadn’t completely recovered from. As a result, the infection migrated to her stomach and continued to fester. After becoming very ill, Chris took her to emergency last Saturday night and, again, Sunday morning. On both instances, she was treated and released. Unfortunately, by Tuesday morning (Christmas Eve) she was septic; her body wasn’t responding to the antibiotics and the infection was spreading. After a trip to the doctor’s office, she was immediately admitted into the hospital. Thankfully, a 4-day intensive antibiotic treatment was just what she needed.