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15-Year-Old with Rare Disorder Encourages Others to 'Liv by Faith'

Tuesday, October 11, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Andrea Guidi
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By: Tammy Holloway

Surfky News, October 6, 2016

 

Olivia “Liv” Payne, a local 15-year-old girl, was recently diagnosed with a chronic motility disorder called Rumination Syndrome.

In September 2015, Payne became sick with what she thought was a stomach virus, but when she didn’t recover and eventually lost 20-pounds, she said she “went from a regular teenaged girl to chronically ill, bedridden and home-schooled.”

Payne said she went from doctor to doctor and over a six-month period had 16 invasive procedures, nine emergency room visits for fluids, three hospital admissions, numerous office visits, blood tests, phone calls to and from doctors and medication changes and, “at one point, was taking 18 pills a day and using an inhaler twice daily.”

 

Click here to read more about Olivia.


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