Baby Kenzie’s Survival and Fighting Story

March 14th, 2012 by Pat Dawkins

My daugher Shannon had an emergency C-Section two months early because a special ultra sound caught a twisted bowel in our grand daughter Kenzie. Kenzie weighed 2lbs 15ozs when she arrived at Vandy Childrens Hospital via a Helicoper. She had surgery to remove the dead bowel tissue and received a stoma (ostomy). Weeks went by, she improved greatly. The doctors decided to reattach the bowels. Things went well for a few weeks, they increase her (breast milk) feeding and she was doing well, except for spitting up on occasion. During all this my daughters Husband committed suicide on her Birthday. We all grieved deeply, still are grieving. Weeks went by after that, and Shannon went home for a while to take care of personal matters. On Sunday morning around 2AM the hospital called to say that Kenzie Lynn’s temp was up, and she had blood in her stool, and we went right back to square one. They removed more of her bowel which again had died, and the ostomy is back again. Which means there will be a 4th surgery in her future. We are so frightened that we will lose our precious Kenzie Lynn. I have so, many people praying for her, we are all still grieving, and so heavily burdened right now. Please pray for us, this is going to be a very long journey, we only pray that the outcome will be that Kenzie gets to live a normal life, and we get to enjoy her in our family.

3 responses to “Baby Kenzie’s Survival and Fighting Story”

  1. yvonne says:

    Prayers for you and your family. I remember the doctor telling me that infant girls are better fighters than boys… You have that on your side, as well as the prayers that are being sent your way. Please continue to update and let me know how things are going.

  2. Selena says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with Shannon and baby Kenzie. Shannon has had to endure so much in the last few months! She is lucky to have you, especially since her husband is no longer with her. I lost a baby recently (not to NEC)and it is the worst pain anyone could ever endure. Keep fighting for Kenzie and enjoy every minute you have with her. She is a special little girl and obviously a fighter-she’s gone this far! I will be thinking of you all. Sending you a huge virtual hug 🙂

  3. Marla says:

    We will pray for your family! We have been where you are and are finally on the other side. It is a long journey and as I read your story it takes me back to a painful place. Your daughter has been through so much that clearly she is a fighter too and has passed that on to little Kenzie. Please keep your faith and know that we are all talking to God about Kenzie!

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