Saturday, August 11, 2007

~Events leading to Isa's surgery~

Fri. Aug. 3 Isabella skinned her knee. I cleaned the knee put on a band aid.
Tues. Aug. 7 the knee is red and a bit swollen.
Wed. Aug. 8 Isa's leg gets worse it's infected, she has a fever (normal for a child with JRA to run low grade fevers). Mama takes Isa to a Stat Care they cultured the infection and give her an antibiotics.
Thurs. Aug. 9 Isa's leg is worse Mama takes her to local hospital ER they cultured the leg say she needs to be admitted to Children's hospital (35 min. away) because of her special needs do to her Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis. Mamas very upset and rushes Isa to Children's hospital during an awful storm with tornado warnings. Here a tornado touches down only blocks away from where they are. The hospital went into code gray during the storm.
At children's hospital they cultured the infection, take blood, urine, and x rays.. a surgical team comes in says Isa needs surgery asap that the x rays look like the infection is in the bone.
Fri. Aug. 10 she has surgery in the morning. Surgeon removed and clean out the infection and pack it. The infection had gone to the bone but not in the bone. Isa's on IVs, one an antibiotic. Now we wait and pray that the antibiotics work.


ShabbyInTheCity said...

That is so crazy! So fast! Okay, I'm praying.

Genevieve Olsen said...

Still praying for Isabella!!!!

Anonymous said...

So glad that it did not go into the bone. I will continue to pray for Isabella and family. Rosemary

marylou said...

Prayers have not stopped for Isa, you and your family. Hang in there Bella. God will see Isa thru this:)
Hugs, love & blessings!!

Jay said...

I'm glad it's not as bad as it could have been for little Isabella. She's in my prayers, as your whole family is.
Remember when I almost got a staff infection? Few years ago.. not pleasent. But then, I'm sure I was a much bigger baby about it than Isabella ever could be!
Love ya, Mary!
P.S. I finally bought a printer.. printing out shipping labels and all at home FTW!!


Rochambeau said...

Isabella Has My Prayers!
You do too!

The Urban Chic said...

Mary, glad to hear some good news for a change. Will continue to pray for Isabella. Hugs, Pat

Shelley said...

Oh Mary, How scary for all of you ! Bless Isabella's heart. Isn't it so good to have a Savior to turn to in times like these ?I know he is watching over your sweet grandchild and I pray all goes according to his will and Isabella will be up running and playing again soon.
Blessings, Shelley


Mary, Isabella is a little fighter, and so are all of you. So hang in there ok. All will be fine.
Prayers are still coming your way, that goes without saying.

Love Shann xo

mary k said...

I just came upon your blog by accident, but I feel that I was supposed to find it. My name is Mary and I grew up in Canton,OH. My heart goes out to your granddaughter and my prayers, too.
I have had RA for close to 30 years and know the dangers of taking methotrexate. I pray that Isa will have a speedy recovery.
God bless!

Becky said...

Hi Mary~ I am praying for Isa! Hugs to you, Isa and her momma! xo, Becky

Cherub*Kisses said...

Sweet Isabella you are in my thoughts & prayers today :o)

Father God touch Isabella with your healing grace and comfort her throughout, surround her with Your love. I pray for her Doctors, & her nurses, Lord, that they would be sources of healing, strength & encouragement as well.
In Jesus Name Amen