Just a little one for my Miss Z. She seems to handling this e. coli infection well, but she is still not out of the woods for developing complications. The doctor is specifically concerned about a condition called hemolytic uremic syndrome, which is a fancy phrase for the destruction of red blood cells and kidney failure. Apparently, it is a well-known complication of e. coli infection, especially of a particular strain, and especially when it comes to little ones and older folks. Miss Z's culture was shipped to the state capital for further testing to see exactly what strain we are dealing with, but we have had no word on the results as of today. Meanwhile, Miss Z just needs lots of liquids - thank God for breastfeeding - and a close eye to make sure she is urinating well and not bleeding or bruising easily.
Thank you for your prayer!