Lillian’s Liver Failure
Many of you know Jared, our office manager. He’s been with us since Day 1 of The Center for Natural Dentistry and over the years has developed great friendships with many of our patients. He isn’t in the office much any more, but works behind the scenes from his home in Oregon and travels to help out in the practice on occasion. Recently, his work has been from the hospital instead of his home.
Jared’s daughter Lillian recently suffered sub-acute liver failure due to a toxic reaction to antibiotics. When in the hospital, she was given an additional dose without consent that shut down her liver. She is 5 and half years old.
Since the end of May Jared, his wife Kimberly, and Lillian have been in and out of multiple hospitals across the pacific northwest. Two weeks ago she was life-flighted to Seattle. Last week they discovered she is not responding to treatment and they will be returning to the hospital for further tests and to determine if she needs a transplant.
Things like this should never happen — there was no reason to administer further antibiotics — let alone to such a small, vibrant, happy child.
Any help you can provide via thoughts, prayers, or otherwise for Lillian, Jared, and Kimberly is greatly appreciated. He and his family mean a great deal to us and our family and we are doing everything we can to support them along their difficult journey.
PS: One of their friends set up a fund-raising account at http://www.gofundme.com/9vdtro. Also, donations can be sent in Care of Lillian to the practice and we will make sure their family gets it. At this point they have almost $250,000 in medical bills and an uncertain future, so anything helps if you’re able, including prayers and positive thoughts.