Our Fundraisers

#1 You can join Isaiah's FIGHT on facebook and donate with a debit/credit card. CLICK HERE TO GO TO ISAIAH'S CAUSE on facebook.

#2 You can mail a check to their church-write ISAIAH somewhere on envelope or in the memo of your check:

Lifestream Christian Church 204 East Main Street Gardner, KS 66030 Phone: 913-856-8088

Monday, March 16, 2009

And we're done...

Isaiah is out of surgery now. Aaron texted and said that his temp. is up to 38.8 (about 102.0 F) and that he is so dehyrdrated that he is crying and he cannot make tears. He said that Isaiah is in a lot of pain right now. He is on the way to PICU.

Here is what happened-I just got off the phone with the surgeon, Dr. Grant. God love her...
The piece of graft that was going to be removed couldn't be. It was too scarred and too fibrous. It would have been too risky to try to remove it at this point. Also, he had some sort of small hole or leak where the intestine was connected to the colon. There was a bunch of pus inside his belly, so there was infectious material that the drain didn't get out of his abdomen. Again, too risky to try to get it all out, so there is another drain for that (jp drain).

So now he has a drain from the duodenum, a drain from the stomach and a drain from the abdomen. He will come home with two of these. He also got a new temporary triple lumen to go along with the single lumen, so he has two central lines. Before he goes home he will get a new double lumen to replace the two lines. She did say that his liver is still soft. It's enlarged from the TPN, but at least its not all hard and fibrosed. Still planning to list in a couple of months.

Now, the task is for him to survive recovery and get him home to his mama. We've got a long road ahead of us and the journey is just beginning. Praise God, my boy is alive!!!!


  1. That picture is definately that of my little goober. I miss my goober so much!! You tell him Ms. Mandy says he better get back so we can go back to the zoo. I know he loves that. And remind him that he still has that X-Ray vision. To the family, wish you guys the best, and hugs and kisses from this end. I'm praying for you, and know God will make it what it is to be. My boyfriend and I are planning a trip to come and visit here in the next week. Look forward to seeing you.

  2. Thanks for the update. I have been waiting to hear. Please let us know what we can do to help!