Thursday, January 14, 2010


Isaiah was discharged from Grand View on Wednesday afternoon. He was sent home on breathing treatments every 4 hours and antibiotics for a double ear infection and sore throat. Unfortunately, we were unable to go home since Josiah woke up with vomiting and diarrhea on Wed. Currently, Isaiah and I are staying at my Uncle Bruce's and Aunt Liz's home until Josiah is better. The CHOP doctor encouraged us to keep the boys apart for at least 48 hours until Josiah is passed the worst. Hopefully, we will be home late Friday night or early Saturday.

Thank you for praying for all of us and also for the meals provided. It is a comfort to my heart to know that all I need to do is ask and my men are taken care of. Thank you also to everyone who helped watch Josiah.

Please continue to pray for Isaiah's full recovery. He lost 1 1/2 pounds and is still not eating or drinking what he needs to catch back up. Chris and I are now seriously considering a feeding tube/PEG tube for him. Isaiah is just so skinny right now, with even more muscle and tissue wasting than before. We are concerned that if we don't start fattening him up now and getting him more nutritionally stable, he will become more physically and developmentally delayed. We are afraid that if he were to get sick again, he will even have a harder time to recover because he has no reserves. And, with major surgery coming up in April, he needs to be as healthy as possible. We have several doctors appointments coming up in the next 2 months. Pray we make the right decisions.

I did get some wonderful opportunities in the hospital to share Isaiah's journey and the path God has chosen us to take. Several doctors, nurses, and a couple parents now have Isaiah's blog address. Pray that they read it and see God's amazing power and providence. "Every experience God gives us, every person He puts in our lives, is the perfect preparation for the future that only God can see" (Unknown).

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