Arkansas Girl Shows Improvement Thanks To Experimental Drug

Arkansas Girl Shows Improvement Thanks To Experimental Drug

An experimental drug could be the key to saving a 12-year-old Arkansas girl.
MEMPHIS, TN (localmemphis.com) – An experimental drug could be the key to saving a 12-year-old Arkansas girl.

Kali Hardig is fighting for her life after coming into contact with a brain eating parasite during a trip to a water park.

“I hung on by my husband, and asking him ‘what are we going to do?’ And he would tell me that ‘we’re gonna pray for Kali and we’re gonna help her fight. We’re gonna tell her to fight,’ and that she would be okay,” mother Traci Hardig said.

Kali’s parents were told she had just days to live after arriving at Arkansas Children’s Hospital last week.

She came down with parasitic meningitis after a swim at a Little Rock Water Park.

Doctors turned to the CDC for an experimental anti-amoeba drug. Now there is no trace of the amoebas in Kali’s spinal fluid.

“Day by day she is showing improvement and we’re all very optimistic,” doctor Sanjiv Pasala said.

Kali remains in intensive care in critical condition.

If she does pull through, she will beat the odds. Only one person in the Unites States has survived the disease in the past 50 years.
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