Ruairi was born with Kidney reflux, which makes her susceptible to urinary tract infections. Last year she went into the hospital with a UTI, and that quickly developed into Bacterial Meningitis. This landed Ruairi in the hospital for 6 weeks at 2 months old. For the past year of her life she has been on a prophylactic (preventative) antibiotic to keep these infections at bay. However, last week she contracted a strain of bacteria that is resistant to antibiotics, and this particularly nasty infection has now spread to her kidneys. She will need to be in the hospital for at least 14 days on IV antibiotics.
Ruairi's incredible parents, Ciara and Connor love this girl beyond measure. Connor is a high school teacher at White Bear Lake, and was supposed to start school again this Tuesday, September 4th. He teaches Social Studies, coaches Football, and helps manage the basketball team. Ciara is works with the state of MN overseeing group homes for adults with disabilities, foster care, and adult day health care centers. Not only are these two incredible parents, and selfless human beings, they are also expecting their second child in November. Ciara is currently entering her third trimester of pregnancy.
We created this page to help ease their stress in some small way as they care for their little wonder baby, and prepare for their next child. They are living in the hospital with Ruairi around the clock. That means time away from work, and their home and kitchen. This page is to help raise money to help ease some of that burden by providing meals and cost of living while Ruairi is in the hospital. Living in the hospital even for a short amount of time is no small feat. Simple things like eating dinner as a family becomes incredibly hard to coordinate. Donations of BiteSquad Giftcards or money are greatly appreciated and help keep their energy up as Ruairi endures tests, spiking fevers, and IV antibiotics.
Above all else, we ask that you keep Ruairi and her family in your thoughts as she goes through this health scare. Words of encouragement, videos, and pictures are greatly appreciated! Please consider giving any amount to help this amazing family as they go through yet another health scare for their little girl.
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