State: Peoria, IL
Facility: OSF Children’s Hospital of Illinois
Kayley is a 7-year-old girl who was admitted to the General Pediatric unit at Children’s Hospital of Illinois. After several tests, including CT’s and X-Rays, Kayley had an appendectomy. She also had a PICC line placed with sedation and contacted clostridium difficile which kept her confined to her room.
Throughout this experience, Kayley has been a great patient, even though she had to celebrate her seventh birthday in the hospital. After her discharge, she will have to undergo several follow up tests. She is truly a HERO for all she has endured and will continue to battle in the upcoming months.