Monday, January 21, 2013


Isaiah is still at CHOP, but is finally recovering. He may be coming home tomorrow. Chris is with him right now, and I am home with Josiah. Turns out, according to his primary surgeon, Isaiah did have a small partial Ileus (narrowing of bowel), according to his first x-ray. It was possibly caused by the Norovirus, which was finally diagnosed yesterday. Normally, people have nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, etc. with the Norovirus. Isaiah, on the other hand, does everything the difficult way and it makes it very hard to diagnose him. His bowels just stopped moving/working. When that happens, there is nothing that we can do at home. He needs to go to CHOP for IV hydration. So, unfortunately it looks like that every time Isaiah gets some type of virus/bacteria that stops his bowels, we will be at CHOP getting him rehydrated through his veins---sounds like fun, right?!?!?!?!

Thankfully, Isaiah has been a trooper with a great disposition. He's been very cooperative, even when in extreme pain. He loves his nurses/doctors/ancillary staff, and they love him. Josiah has been doing well also. Chris and I are surviving. The doctors are hoping that as Isaiah gets older, he will grow out of becoming so sick with every cold/illness. We hope desperately that they are right.

Thank you again for all your help, love, encouraging words, prayers, and meals.  We know that we could not continue on this life-long journey without your constant support.

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