Ciara Hibl Fundraiser
Ciara, of Fargo,developed symptoms of a high fever and vomiting on January 2, leading to a visit to Urgent Care and a subsequent referral to the ER. She was diagnosed with Toxic Shock Syndrome, Septic Shock Syndrome, and complications of acute respiratory distress syndrome, resulting in hospitalization. The severity of her condition led to ICU admission on January 4, and by January 5, she was sedated, placed on paralytics, and intubated.
As her condition continued to worsen, the medical team at Sanford Pediatric ICU urgently transferred her via life flight to the U of MN Masonic Children’s Hospital on the night of January 5. There, she was placed on an oscillator ventilator and later on an ECMO machine. Due to her lungs being filled with fluid and not functioning correctly, the ECMO machine assisted in removing carbon dioxide, warming the blood, adding oxygen externally, and returning it to her bloodstream. This process allowed her lungs to rest and heal.
Although Ciara has been removed from the ECMO treatment after several days, she still requires intubation. Her recovery is expected to be slow, but the family remains optimistic. Ciara spent an unexpected amount of time sedated and on paralytics. She is undergoing treatment with multiple antibiotics to combat an unknown source of infection, along with blood pressure medications and other medications to address various complications.
Initially, her lungs, kidneys, and liver faced challenges, but there has been some improvement over the past two days. However, an extended stay in critical care is anticipated, possibly lasting from weeks to months. The family expresses gratitude for the continued prayers, and online gifts will be boosted by 20%, with 100% going directly to the family. Cash/checks may be gifted directly to Jessica Hibl.