6-Year-Old Oklahoma Girl Treated For Rare Polio-Like Illness

Monday, November 26th 2018, 8:10 pm
By: News 9

Another child in Oklahoma has been treated for the rare polio-like illness that has been sweeping the nation, according to the Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital.

The hospital confirms a 6-year-old Mackenzie Lacher, of Norman, was diagnosed with Acute Flaccid Myelitis in early November. Doctors said she presented symptoms similar to a cold. And after spiking a fever, Mackenzie was unresponsive and had decreased reflexes and couldn’t eat by mouth.

The Children’s Center says when she arrived she was unable to walk.

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After “intense rehabilitation”, Mackenzie is now able to walk with assistance, eat by mouth and speak, according to the Children’s Center.

A homecoming parade will be held for her at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 27.

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