Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Home Again

Hi everyone,

We just wanted to send a quick post to say Isaiah is home. Joy brought him home last Wednesday(4/20) around noon. He was doing well with his feeds and was re hydrated, so the doctors felt he was ready to be discharged. Since he's been discharged, he's hardly thrown up during the last few nights. This has been a blessing.

Unfortunately Joy caught some kind of bug and was bed ridden starting Thursday night into Friday. This is why you have not heard from us until now.

We wanted to express our gratitude to everyone who helped provide meals, those who sent encouraging emails and most of all prayed for us and our little boy. We always feel blown away by the number of people who want to help us in this journey.

Chris and Joy

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Apparently Isaiah misses his doctors and nurses....

....and feels it's time for another visit.

Hello everyone,

I know it's been a while since we posted an update on Isaiah. We will try to send an update later which will bring you to where we are today, since our last post was on Oct 21, 2010. Unfortunately this update is not a pleasant one.

Earlier this week Isaiah started with a fever and increased vomiting. He was still throwing up nightly prior to getting sick but lately it has increased to a few times over the night and sometimes during the day. He has not been able to keep hardly any food down and has had decreased urine output. He possibly has C-diff again and he has abdomen pain and restlessness while sleeping. He has lost 1.5 lbs in 2 days and therefore we are back down at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

Chris took him down Saturday afternoon to the ER. Later that night Isaiah was admitted. They are currently giving him just IV fluids to reverse the dehydration and are talking about slowly introducing tube feeds sometime on Sunday afternoon to see if he can start keeping anything down.

We are asking if you can start praying for our little boy again. We don't know how long he will be down at CHOP right now. Probably as soon as he can tolerate nightly feedings again.

Our primary focus is for Isaiah to get better. On a side note, we were scheduled for a bunch of CHOP doctor visits the next couple of weeks. Hopefully some of the doctors that are following him can see him while Isaiah is admitted which will make for less visits the next couple of weeks.

Thank you in advance for your prayers to our Mighty, Loving, and Gracious God on our behalf. Through him all things are possible.

Chris and Joy