“Jasmine always kept a smile on her face”
Five-year-old Jasmine was hospitalized at Mercy Medical Center for a dangerous allergic reaction to an antibiotic. When admitted, she was covered head-to-toe in an itchy, painful red rash and was suffering from high fevers. Jasmine needed treatment for several days before she was sent home.
Unfortunately, Jasmine was only home for one day before it was clear she needed more treatment. Once back in the hospital, Jasmine couldn’t eat, suffered from mouth sores, her initial rash returned, and her feet and hands were swollen. She was soon diagnosed with Kawasaki disease, a rare childhood illness that affects the blood vessels and causes inflammation. Jasmine was in a lot of pain and needed IGG blood products, daily medications, and a lot of lab work. Even though her mouth was full of sores, Jasmine bravely took her medication every day.
Despite the great care given at Mercy, Jasmine’s condition needed more specialized treatment and she was transferred to another facility.
But even after everything she faced, Jasmine was cooperative with her care team and always kept a smile on her face. KWN is honored to call Jasmine a Hero of the Month, along with her team at Mercy Medical Center.