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

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Sepsis times 2

So, Aaron and Isaiah didn't make it to Omaha. Isaiah was too sick to make the drive, so they stopped at Children's ER instead. Got admitted and up to the hosptial room by about 4am. What a night.

Isaiah has sepsis-bacterial infection in the blood. Both lumens of his central line were infected. I'm taking it really hard because I provide the care of his central line so I automatically think it's my fault. The coordinator in Omaha said I shouldn't take it so personal. He was having a lot of issues and a lot of people were accessing his central line lately-hard to know where he picked up his bacteria.

By the next morning, his temp. was over 105 degrees and they were putting ice packs on his body to try to cool him down. Tylenol, Ibuprofen and IV Vancomycin weren't doing the trick. They changed his IV antibiotics and then he started getting better.

I don't think he will have to get blood this time, so that's good. The problem is that they still aren't sure exactly what bacteria are growing in his blood stream. You know Isaiah, can't do anything by the book. He's got some weird stuff growing that shouldn't be there and is very difficult to identify. Originally I think we all assumed it was VRE (Vancomycin resistant enterococcus) sepsis, but not anymore, I guess. Aaron said they were in contact with the CDC (Centers for Disease Control)...

He's still at Children's and getting good care. He had a reaction to his IV antibiotics today-he threw up, his head started itching, his ears turned bright red...benadryl cleared it right up and then he got some desperately needed sleep. He is very bummed out that he isn't home with his puppy. All in all, I guess things are OK.

Still looking for a place to rent and running short on time. Scary, that. God will show us the way just like always, but I'm in a bit of a hurry here. It would be real cool if my timing and God's timing were the same for once. I'm not known for my patience...


  1. Prayin' hard for you and your family sweetie!

  2. I know her for her patience. God made us for each other for sure . . .