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Kindergartener dismissed from hospital after battling HUS
Emma Ackerman, a kindergartener who battled hemolytic uremic syndrome, is coming home Wednesday.
Emma has been hospitalized for more than three weeks. Although doctors suspected E. coli 0157:H7 was the culprit, it never showed up in stool cultures which is not uncommon.
After a couple of days at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Emma was transferred to Children’s Hospital in Omaha where she could undergo pediatric dialysis. Her mother said said Emma was taken off dialysis on Nov. 21 and the catheter was surgically removed on Nov. 24. Mom says Emma probably won’t return to school until Monday and then only half days as she tires easily. Emma will also have to periodically visit a kidney specialist to make sure her kidneys are working correctly.