Brooklynn Lindholm Medical Needs
My name is Gary Wigginton and I'm the uncle of this little girl’s father Ryan Lindholm and his wife Charnae Lindholm., and Ryan's mom Wendy Lindholm, Brooklynn's Grandma.
This Precious Princess is Brooklynn Lindholm and the Nurses gave her this Princess Crown to wear.
Please read the following post from her Mom from Facebook:
Here is Brooklynn's mommy's post from Facebook 07/14/2016:
“This is how a heart breaks. Brooklynn was exposed to hand foot and mouth and we took her to the Doctor Sunday July 10th. She was diagnosed with it at that point. She was sick for a few days and yesterday July 13th she seemed 100% better. We were so excited. Well this morning she got sick. She is a limp noodle can't lift her legs or arms doesn't hold her head up. Breathing hard and choking on everything with a fever. Ryan took her to Banner Baywood this morning at 430 am and they started steroids and breathing treatments to open her airway. They transferred her to Cardons Children’s Hospital and that's when she got her fancy ambulance ride. They are still running test but suspect she has croup and the hand foot and mouth has taken a turn for the worse so her tiny body is fighting 2 nasty viruses. She's goanna be okay. Her cry is silent and she can really use prayers for comfort. #mommyheartbroken #asightyouneverwanttosee”
Here is Brooklynn's mommy's post from Facebook 07/15/2016:
“Quick update. Brooklynn has finally been diagnosed as of yesterday afternoon. She has Transverse Myelitis. It's a rare and scary diagnosis. She will be on very VERY strong steroids for 5 days and then be re-evaluated by MRI. She will be on her vent for a while and we have a long road of recovery with lots of physical therapy and treatment ahead. We pray the steroids help and the swelling in her spinal cord goes down so her body can start gaining movement back and we can start training her to use her limbs again.”
07/16/2016 My update: Uncle Gary:
My wife Jenny and our daughter Kare went to see this special little Princess today and our hearts went out to her seeing her like this in the bed. I also had the opportunity to read up on what Transverse Myelitis is. It attacs the Spinal cord and inflames it and then causes nerve damage. It is VERY rare in anyone below the age of 10years old. We are praying for her and know that the Lord will bless her and that she will recover, however with Ryan working and going to School, they are going to need some help. They are bless that Charnae is able to stay home and take care of her and there 2 other kids.
Brooklynn is currently stable and is being pumped full of steroids to reduce the swelling on her Spinal Cord. Her family has been overwhelmed with all the support being offered and so many of you have graciously reached out and asked how you can help. The first thing everyone can do is continue to pray for the complete healing of Brooklynn and for the continued efforts of her entire medical team; I know we are all very grateful for all the time they have spent with her and in diagnosing her.
We know that there is a God and that He is watching over her. We ask for you to keep praying and fasting for Brooklynn, and ask that you ask for God to heal her and to make her recovery time minimal.
At this time, they are looking at Brooklynn to be in the hospital 3+ months depending on how she recovers. Unfortunately, this stay is going to come at a high cost. My goal by doing this for Brooklynn and her sweet family is to have one less burden for them to worry about, so they can focus all their time and energy into her healing and much needed therapy.
Anyone who know the Lindholm’s know that they are a great family and love the Lord. Brooklynn has been surrounded by all her family and friends over the past few days, and even though she’s out of it for the most part, it was good to see her try and open her eye’s and she knew when you were taking to her with her facial expressions. We LOVE you Brooklynn.
Your gracious gifts will go directly to Brooklynn and her parents and the costs it takes to cover these medical expenses along with the needs of their family.
Every little bit will help and we appreciate everything you give in advance!
Please continue all of the fasting and prayers for Brooklynn, as we know they will be answered daily, and help her as she recovers and start to heal!
Again, I cannot express how truly blessed Brooklynn and her family are to have such a huge support system and family of friends.
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We will keep updating here, as the days go by, and as we hear from the Doctors.
The Wigginton and Lindholm Families
Brooklynn is home for Christmas and we couldn't be more blessed! She is back to adjusting to home life! Her last X-ray still showed some pneumonia in the left lung but we are continuing added treatments at home to help clear that up. We have been very blessed this holiday season by many of Brooklynns Warriors and we can't thank y'all enough! You have lightened our burden this holiday season! Thank you! We will post more updates again following Christmas tomorrow! Thanks for you continued prayers! This girl needs them!
Brookylnn has her therapy evaluation today and also her first pulmonary follow up appointment. We are so very hopeful that she will get approved for tons of therapy and that her pulmonologist will start letting us turn down Brookylnns vent settings and see if she is getting stronger. We are hopeful this is the case. She continually breaths over the machine and from the day we brought her home he has said she is being "over-ventilated". If she tolerates the changes he has told us every few days we can make more adjustments to get her down to as little as possible vent support. Then eventually we can talk about weaning! Ah I would be so happy to get all this stuff off my baby. Yes, it will take time and there is no guarantees but we are very optimistic we can get her off this machine. On a positive note Brooklynn slept through the night this has only happened once or twice. It was amazing. And when she woke up she was kicking her legs like crazy. She kept pulling them all the way up like a frog then kicking them out and doing it again. I know the report says many kids don't recover from this but we are going to give Brooklynn every available treatment, therapy, option there is possible. And give her the best fighting chance! We can do this Brooklynn! Don't you quit, Never stop trying. We love you!
We love you Brooklynn! Keep fighting each day.
Please pray for this little girl, and help if you can in any way.
Uncle Gary and Family. Xxxxxoooo
I am so sorry for the defeat you are feeling...I am praying with you. Take courage for God loves you more than you know...and He is a keeper of promises...
Latest update from Mom 07/19/2016; Brooklynn had a rough night the night before last, yesterday and the beginning of last night. She kept having desat issues and last night it took quite a bit of work to get her back up. Her belly is the size of a basketball because she swallows air. And along with her belly being swollen that plays a big part in her left lung function. She made one movement of her foot last night without being touched this is HUGE! Please pray for her lungs and heart to stay strong and that these steroids are working. Thank you!