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Helping the Surrett Family Recover

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Raised by 28 people in 3 months
Created August 10, 2018
Noah's Supporters
on behalf of LoriAnne Surrett
With the goal of helping to educate other parents about a vary rare disease - this families story touched us all. I want to share LoriAnne's social media post about her experience with La Crosse Encephalitis: 

"Saturday me my husband, mother in law and kids went shopping and everything was fine and the kids was playing laughing cutting up have a ball. We was on our way 2 my mother in laws house and my 6 year old Noah started crying saying his head was hurting. I gave his some children pain medicine and he seemed okay after a few minutes. Him and his older 2 brothers begged 2 stay with their nana and papa and I said okay that's fine. I called my mother in law the next morning(sunday) to check on the 3 of them she said they was okay but Noah was still complaining of a head ache and she had give him more pain medicine I told her to tell him to go lay on the couch and relax I would be there shortly to get them. So I get ready run by the grocery store and get the scariest call of my life carmon said lorianne something is wrong Noah's not acting right he wont answer is and I heard my father in law in the background saying hes wasnt himself something ain't right. She said I'm calling 911 get here now and hung up. I freaked and run 2 the car where my husband and other 2 kids was. We got to canton as fast as we possibly could the EMS was already there and checking him out, Noah's lips were blue, eyes fixed looking up and was completely limp he had a seizure. I panicked and everyone else did they carried him to the ambulance and checked his temperature it was 102.3 they thought it may have been a febryl seizure. They started iv fluids and got him stable we left for mission, in the way there he had another seizure and almost a 3rd when they gave him a medicine to knock the seizure away. We got to the hospital and they immediately started bloodwork, and did a ct scan and a spinal tap, urine test and chest x ray, Everything looked okay so far, then the spinal tap results come back... he has lacrosse encephlaitis which is a virus that is cause from a mosquito bite and it puts fluid around the brain which is where the head ache came from. They immediately admitted him to the 3rd floor pediatric icu where they done more test to make sure it wasn't something else along with it. Here it is Wednesday morning and my baby is the same hes has had antibiotics, seizure medication, tylenol, ibuprofen, and morphine. He sleeps 99% of the time and is only responsive a few times a day mainly when the pain meds are wearing off and hes uncomfortable. They said that once he turns a corner and his body starts fighting it that he will progress rather fast it's just getting to that point. I am a mother of 5 boys and I am a firm believer in bug spray and all that 2 keep the bugs away and it still happened to my little man. Noah is a spunky little dude that sickness never brings him down so this is breaking all of our hearts. My grandparents have my oldest 2 and my husband is taking off work to watch the 2 babies please pray for him so he can get better soon and please be cautious as this was something I thought I had prevented happening. I dont want to see another baby go through this, they said it's like meningitis so they are treating it the same way. Use big spray on your kids check for bites, it's not 100% preventable obviously but do what you can to try. His daddy and brothers miss him and we all want to be home together as a family. Pray for his brothers, 2 of them saw it happen and it scared the daylights out of them, pray for me and his daddy, and the grandparents and extended family and friends that's worried about him. We appreciate all that everyone has done I just wanted to let everyone know how this began and what was going on."

Since this post their family has been surrounded by support and love. Noah has healed up enough to go home from the Hospital with a strict care regiment. He is feeling better and making great progress!
We want to share a platform where people can help the Surrett family ease some of the financial hardship that comes from this type of situation. All proceeds will go directly to the Surrett family. 

Please share this information with others and help educate the importance of bug sprays when outside. Thank you all for your prayers & support during this time! 

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Raised by 28 people in 3 months
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