BAYVIEW GENERAL HOSPITAL
PATIENT INFORMATION FILE
FULL NAME: Ava Leigh Kirk
DATE OF BIRTH: January 12, 2003
ORIGINAL PLACE OF RESIDENCE: Manhattan
DATE OF ADMISSION: March 13, 2010
DATE OF RELEASE: N/A
PARENTAL/LEGAL GUARDIAN(S): Carter and Natalie Kirk
HEALTHCARE PROXY: yes
INSURANCE COVERAGE: Medicaid
PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN: Evangeline Ford (although if there are other pediatricians, you can change this)
DO NOT RESUSCITATE ORDER: n/a
[list][SIZE=1]CHIEF COMPLAINT: High fever and trouble breathing
HISTORY OF PRESENT ILLNESS: Ava began complaining about not feeling well about a week ago. She developed a high fever and when it did not break in two days and she had to sleep at night with oxygen, her parents rushed her to the hospital.
PAST MEDICAL HISTORY: Ava has spastic diplegia cerebral palsy. The muscles in her legs are tight causing her to walk on her toes. She has gone to numerous physical therapy sessions to help with it and help her walk a little better. She has also had her legs cast to help with it. Because of her cp, she is starting to develop osteoporosis as her bones are not as strong. The cerebral palsy also means that she does not have great fine motor skills and tends occupational therapy. She has asthma since she was born premature and her lungs are not as developed and an under-developed immune system. She has been hospitalized numerous times around flu seasons. The normal flu can be very harsh on her. She comes to the hospital frequently for checkups on her medication. Her condition is not critical and it has been said that she'll have a normal life with some limitations.
SOCIAL HISTORY: Ava’s parents were young when they found out that Natalie was pregnant. She was nineteen when she found out she was going to have a baby and the two newlyweds were nervous. They were not ready for children. They were not planning on having children for quite a few years, but she somehow became pregnant anyway. It was not an easy pregnancy for Natalie. There were some complications and the baby was not developing properly. The baby was born two months early. The baby was put in the neonatal intensive care unit and under constant supervision. Her lungs were underdeveloped and she had trouble getting oxygen herself. After nearly a month in the hospital, they finally released little Ava to her parents. They were frightened. They were new parents and had a child that was not healthy. She was put on monitors and had frequent visits to the doctor. It was not until she was thirteen months that her parents saw there was something really wrong with her. She had not started to crawl or walk yet and they were nervous. By the time she was two years old, they diagnosed her with splastic diplegia, a form of cerebral palsy. She walked scissor-like and on her toes. They had to get special braces and shoes for the poor child’s legs to help her walking. She was not as severe as some cases that they read up on, but they still had no clue what they were doing. Ava just wanted to be a normal child. With no mental illnesses, just physical disabilities, she tried to run and play like the other children her age, but it was more difficult for her and she was often falling down. She had to use a wheelchair for longer distances and if she was going to be out all day. The little girl was discouraged by this, but she was able to go to school like a normal child. At the age of five, she was trying to run around with some of her friends and ended up slipping on some ice and broke her leg. Her parents were very worried and protective that they almost did not let her go back to public school until Ava told them that she wanted to go. Schools being the breeding grounds that they are for germs ends up with her usually getting sick more often than the other children in her grade. She is so used to coming to the hospital that she has her favorite nurses and doctors. She’s a sweet girl, which despite being sick, is generally happy. She does not quite understand what is going on, but she is an intelligent and inquisitive little girl that will talk to anyone that comes into her room. Being in the hospital constantly is starting to wear on her and she just wants to go home.
LIVING WILL: N/A
ROOM NUMBER: 3196
YOUR NAME: Rachel
YOUR GENDER: female
YOUR AGE: 19
OTHER CHARACTERS: Garrett Hale… I know I just joined, but I just had this inspiration for a patient and a hospital board can always use more patients, right? Besides that, when she’s done with being sick, she’ll have to come in for checkups and physical therapy appointments, so still playable afterwards =) and... I'm super active or.. I will be!
HOW YOU FOUND US: through Caution
WHAT YOU NEED FROM ADMINS: nope, hopefully her application is okay