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Margaret’s Story

We would like to say Thank you for all the love, support and prayers you have given us. 

We are often asked how you can help.  We have a benefit account set up for Margaret and you are welcome to send a contribution to help with her medical bills, trips to therapy.  You may send to the Margaret Romph Benefit Fund Central Bank  238 Madison St.   Jefferson City, Mo 65109 ATTN: Lisa

Thanks again for all your support.

On Friday, Jan 2nd, 2009 Sherline was working at McDonalds when Erin, Margaret and Grandma Kay came to visit her. Shortly after leaving they were in a very serious car accident. Sherline saw the ambulance and fire trucks go by her work and immediately felt sick. She called Erin and no one answered. She called Kay 's phone and was told she needed to come to the scene. When she got to the scene, they would not let her see Margaret. Erin and Grandma Kay were taken to St. Mary's to be treated and were released. Margaret was life-flighted to the University. She is suffering from severe head trama, where they had to shunt her head to release pressure. Other injuries were 2 broken femurs and a broken neck. She is in the pediatric intensive care at the University. The doctors say that it is too early to give a prognosis but if she does make it through this she will probably be paralyzed from the neck down. The extent of the head trauma is unknown at this time. Please pray for a miracle for they do happen. Our faith is strong but we need the circle of prayers to embrace the family during this difficult time. Sherline, Eric, Erin, Katharine, Patrick, and Margaret need our support!

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Please say some prayers this is worked out.

Good evening. The last few weeks have been kind of stressful trying to figure out what was going on with Margaret. The one thing that is hard about a loved one having an SCI is that depending on where their injury was will depend on where they have feeling. In Margaret's case she is a C-1,2 & C- 6,7. She has the highest level you can have. So she has no feeling other than her face and parts of her neck. So when she is not feeling good she can't necessarily tell you what... is wrong other than she doesn't feel good. So it is a process of elimination. The frustrating thing is that it can and will set off her Autonomic Dysreflexia (AD). Hers has always been fairly easy to determine. Well now we have a new symptom of her AD or so we think that is what it is. We have a couple of Dr's thinking that is what is. So now the next thing is to figure out what is causing it. So 2 weeks ago I took her to the Dr. and we saw 2 of her Dr's and between all of us we decided to have a Urine analysis and Sputem culture and then some blood work. Her urine came back as positive but one of our Dr.'s said she did not feel it was bad enough to treat with SCI patients. However I am not sure I agreed but I didn't say much and was going to have it redone but someone else if things didn't get better. Her sputem culture showed something as well. Our Dr has been trying to get a nebulizer antibiotic covered and we received a letter today that insurance was denying it. I ended up having to pick Margaret up from school today cause she is just not feeling well. So our pulmonary doctor wanted her to have a chest Xray. So we had to head to Columbia to have that done. She also said she was concerned with her UTI and it not being treated so she called our Urologist and had him look it and he felt it did need to be treated. So they started her on antibiotics. Her chest xray came back showing clear. So no pneumonia Yeah!!!! So to be 100% honest with you I am praying very hard that this is what is causing havoc on her little body. I am praying that this antibiotic will work for both the UTI and anything going on it her lungs. So please say some prayers we have this figured out. Because it so hard when she can't tell you what is wrong. thank you all for your support and prayers.
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Denise Marshall
By Denise Marshall
Prayers always for sweet Margaret and your family... May God provide good health to your lil sweetie...
Joanna Odom
By Joanna Odom
Margaret & you are always in my prayers!!!
Jeanne Leder
By Jeanne Leder
Oh dear! This is not what we want. We will definitely be praying for Margaret as well as for you Sherline! This is hard on the mommas! Please keep us posted.
God be with you all and bless you!
Jeanne <><
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Carmen Fairley
By Carmen Fairley
Praying for Margaret!
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Suzanne Davenport
By SuziD
Prayers for Margaret and your sweet family from MS
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Darla Huffine
By Darla Huffine
Praying with you for comfort and healing.
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Rosemary K.
By Rosemary K.
Will continue to pray for you and Margaret. God Bless you both.
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Valerie Maples
By Valerie Maples
It really is a puzzle others just don't get and a delicate balancing act. :-( Hugs and prayers from Mississippi!
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Marcia Haldiman
By Marcia Haldiman
Prayers for answers and healing.
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