In 2010 Mya was an active and out going young girl. She was on a swim team, rode horses, was a straight A student in school and loved to play the flute. Then, in May of that year, Mya started having severe abdominal pain. We didn't know what was wrong and took her to the ER. After several days in the hospital, the doctors determined she was not having an Appendicitis. They disgnosed her with an Omentum Infarct and discharged her without any real remedy. She continued to have pain and fevers and multiple hospitalizations. Finally, after going to multiple hospitals she under went abdominal surgery in July 2011. They removed her appendix and a Meckel's diverticulum which is tissue left over from when the baby's digestive tract was forming before birth. In Mya's case it caused the constant pain.
Soon after the surgery, she became nauseous and slowly lost her ability to eat until November 2011 when she was put on her first feeding tube. The doctors once again had no idea what was wrong with Mya. She continued to get worse but found in January 2012 that she could actually eat. When she did eat, though, she was doubled over in extreme pain. Still the doctors didn't know what was wrong. This went on for months with multiple hospitalizations and specialists. Finally in April, a Dr. at an adult GI clinic diagnosed her gallbladder failing. We had to go to four ERs before we could get someone to perform surgery and when they did, they removed her gallbladder.
She started eating again with the aid of medicine until the medicine stopped working and she had to be put on another feeding tube which she is on to this day. She can eat once again, but again with extreme pain. Of course she has no gallbladder so the Dr.s as always have no idea what is wrong.
During this whole time, Mya was in and out of the hospital so much that she was hospital home bound for school for most of 6th grade and all of 7th grade and is now being home schooled. She has no life really to speak of. She has to be on a feeding pump roughly 18 hours a day. Her dad had to quit his job in 2010 to help take care of her and has since started his own company but is very limited in terms of time dedicated to the buinsess. As such, between the medical bills and everything else, Mya's family is financially devastated and are in jeporady of losing their home.
Your support will go to helping with the medical expenses and day to day living expenses as well as trying to get Mya her life back so she can enjoy herself once again.