ER doctors make shocking discovery that saved Central Florida teenager’s life

0

Fourteen-year-old Mackenzie Smoley and her mother are grateful for the daily moments spent together after she had a close call with death. Just three months ago, Mackenzie was in a life-threatening situation. One Saturday evening, she took a little ride with her electric scooter. “There was a raccoon. I got scared and tried to turn around and my scooter hit a curb and I fell,” Mackenzie said. Mackenzie says her stomach hit the handlebars cutting her wind, but she had no other obvious injuries. watching Mackenzie the rest of the weekend and she seemed fine. But on Monday, Mackenzie found herself in the school nurse’s office complaining of stomach pains. “She looked like a different human being, her eyes were dark, her face was sunken,” Sharon said. Doctors quickly scanned Mackenzie to see what might be going on. It was after this scan that they received shocking news. “The doctor just said you know, what we found is pretty rare. So rare that I have a group of residents in my office right now looking at the scan. But it looks like she got lacerated kidney,” Sharon said. Mackenzie was admitted to intensive care with a stage 4 kidney laceration with internal bleeding. It was unclear whether her kidney could heal or needed to be removed. “Luckily they were able to stabilize Mackenzie without surgery. He said Mackenzie’s symptoms were very vague at first and it’s understandable her parents didn’t know how hurt she was. The message Mackenzie’s mom wants to share is if your child has any type of traumatic accident, it’s worth going to the ER. “For us, the lesson was if there was a question, go for it,” Sharon said. The Smoleys are grateful that Mackenzie’s kidney healed well without complications. Doctors say the two symptoms of possible kidney damage are back pain and blood in the urine. If you have any of the symptoms after an injury, you should get checked out.

Fourteen-year-old Mackenzie Smoley and her mother are grateful for the daily moments spent together after she was close to death.

Just three months ago, Mackenzie found herself in a life-threatening situation.

One Saturday evening, she took her electric scooter for a little ride.

“There was a raccoon. I got scared and tried to turn around and my scooter hit a curb and I fell,” Mackenzie said.

Mackenzie says her stomach hit the handlebars, which took her breath away, but she had no other obvious injuries.

“I took a look, it was a little red and I thought you knew you had bumped into it really well,” Sharon Smoley said.

Sharon watched Mackenzie closely for the rest of the weekend and she seemed to be fine.

But on Monday, Mackenzie found himself in the school nurse’s office complaining of stomach pains.

“She looked like a different human being, her eyes were dark, her face was sunken,” Sharon said.

Sharon Smoley brought Mackenzie to AdventHealth’s ER where doctors quickly scanned Mackenzie to see what might be going on. It was after this analysis that they received shocking news.

“The doctor just said you know, what we found is pretty rare. So rare that I have a group of residents in my office right now looking at the scan. lacerated the kidney,” Sharon said.

Mackenzie was admitted to intensive care with a stage 4 kidney laceration with internal bleeding.

It was unclear if his kidney could heal or if it needed to be removed.

“A grade 4 renal laceration is very serious for the kidney,” said Dr. Pat Casale, pediatric urologist.

Casale said luckily they were able to stabilize Mackenzie without surgery.

He said Mackenzie’s symptoms were very vague at first and it’s understandable that her parents didn’t know how hurt she was.

The message Mackenzie’s mom wants to share is that if your child has a traumatic accident, it’s worth going to the ER.

“For us, the lesson was if there’s a question, go for it,” Sharon said.

The Smoleys are grateful that Mackenzie’s kidney healed well without complications.

Doctors say the two symptoms of possible kidney damage are back pain and blood in the urine.

If you have any of the symptoms after an injury, you should get checked out.

Share.

About Author

Comments are closed.