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

Thursday, March 5, 2009


Isaiah is reading through cards and pictures sent by his school. He is missing his classmates and is wanting to get home. He just wants his normal life back. I don't think he realizes that it's not going to be normal for a very long time, if ever-but we'll do our best for him...

In the picture, he has on a mask and gloves. This is how he goes around outside his hospital room because he is immunosuppressed and he is also in isolation. His incision culture is positive for VRE. VRE is an equally bad cousin to MRSA, you may have heard of that. VRE stands for Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus. Enterococcus live in your gut normally, but it can overgrow and cause infection. This particular bug is resistant to Vancomycin, a strong antibiotic that would normally be used to treat the infection. Isaiah had blood infections so often when he was little. Each time, he was treated with Vancomycin, the drug of choice. That is why he is resistant now.

On a happier note, his fever is gone!!! AND his liver enzymes are ever so slightly improved AND his bilirubin level is down. My husband says he is not so yellow anymore. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now if we could just get his stomach to stop producing so much stuff, we would be in good shape.


  1. WE LOVE IKE !!!
    Hi from Gerry and Jerry M in No. California.
    So glad your boy is feeling better.
    Thanks for keeping the blog so well updated - we are glad to get frequent updates.
    Sending Blessings, Prayers, and Love..

  2. Hello from Texas, It is wonderful to be able to check on this blog everyday and hear the news of this handsome guy. We love ya and miss ya everyday. Hope you feel better!
    You are all in my prayers.Love ya.
    Grandma Vickie

  3. I love that he got a mohawk. That is a really sweet way to bring some fun into a hospital room! Hope his levels and fever continue to improve.

  4. Can't wait to see that smiling face soon, back here at home. We miss you little man.
    Love you much,