Makenzie Weddel's Fight w Dermatomyositis

Makenzie is a sophomore at The Woodlands High School and is a part of our wonderful volleyball community. Makenzie plays on the Woodlands Revolution 16 Premier club team as well as The Woodlands High School Varsity team. She and her family are members of The Woodlands United Methodist church where Makenzie attends The Loft. We miss her on and off the court and doing what she loves. Please pray for her and her family!!! 

Hi Friends and Family!  On Christmas Eve Makenzie was diagnosed with Dermatomyositis. It is an autoimmune condition that causes skin changes and muscle weakness. For our girl, this has resulted in a “rash” on her face and a fast decline of her muscles all over. We had our initial rheumatologist appointments and she started aggressive treatments on 1/6/21. Unfortunately, she was not improving so on 1/21/21 she was admitted to the hospital. There they placed her on an NG feeding tube and did 5 days of aggressive IV steroid treatments and an IVIG treatment. We’re settling into our new schedule at home of feeding her every 4 hours through the NG tube but she’s struggling greatly with throat pain from it. While in the hospital she had to have her NG tube replaced 3 times so her throat is raw from the scratching of the tube going down. She cannot swallow effectively so we’re giving meds through her NG tube of Tylenol, Motrin, and Jesus. Please join us in praying for overall healing, throat healing, and sleep.

Makenzie has a long road ahead of her to get her body moving and on the road to remission. She will have weekly IV steroid infusions and IVIG as needed in the foreseeable future. She will have OT, PT, and ST as well. If you wish to follow Makenzie’s story, please visit us at her CaringBridge page.

Thank you!
David Amy & Makenzie Weddel
  • Robin Tracey 
    • 40 $ 
    • 11 mos
  • Casey Dupre 
    • 550 $ 
    • 15 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • 25 $ 
    • 15 mos
  • Taylor Jones 
    • 25 $ 
    • 15 mos
  • Brady Monson 
    • 45 $ 
    • 15 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Jamie Tuozzo 
Spring, TX
David Weddel