She's pregnant, around 33 weeks along, and she's been hospitalized tonight with serious complications. Her kidneys are - if not outright failing, then threatening to fail. They're inducing labor tonight in the hopes that they can treat both her and Joshua, her son, better once he's delivered. The pregnancy has been complicated in the past and both her health and Joshua's have been iffy for a while.
She's in good hands but things are very serious. Her mother sent out an e-mail to her friends and family asking for prayers for Valerie, Joshua, and Shawn (V's husband/J's dad) tonight, so I'm asking my friendslist. I'm also cross-posting this to a couple of communities.
UPDATE: Valerie had a C-section delivery late on Monday. Joshua is tiny - 3 lbs, 4 oz - and will be staying in the NICU for a while, but he's breathing on his own, which is wonderful! They're also keeping an eye on my cousin - mostly they're worried about seizures - but her health is doing much better as well. Thank you to all of you for your prayers and support. The whole family is grateful.