the girl pulled through.
in fact, her recovery is just short of being labelled "miraculous." the kidneys started functioning like normal & no other organs failed despite the sepsis. she even started to eat normally today.
& how do i know the worst is over? she gave me the sweetest smile when i saw her yesterday. the only obvious evidence left of her life-threatening illness is a low-grade fever.
she should be going home soon & i am extremely happy for her and her mother. the latter's gamble may not pay off the next time.
& so ends another chapter of life's unexplained great escapes.