Tuesday, August 14, 2007

~Isabella's resting at home :-}~

Isabella's now resting at home trying to heal after surgery and her 5 day stay in the hospital.
What she has is MRSA or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. It's a type of Staphylococcus bacterium that is resistant to penicillin and some other antibiotics. The bacteria invade the body via cuts in the skin, causing infection that can be debilitating if not treated early and with the appropriate antibiotics. In rare instances MRSA can be lethal. We think Isa may have gotten this from her brother Sam. He attended football camp and received a "turf burn" on his leg, it became badly infected he was put on antibiotics and did just fine.. but since Isa is immune suppressed because the medications Methotrexate and Enbrel she takes for her Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis she had problems. She has an open wound that will take at least 9 days to grow a covering of skin. Until then she must rest and take it easy. Since her Methotrexate and Enbrel had to be discontinued (because of the infection) she is having a flair up with her Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.. she's having problems using her hands. Thursday Isa has 3 doctor appointments one with the surgeon, one with the infectious disease doctor, one with her rheumatologist. We will know more then.. Thanks again & again for all your thoughts and prayers for Isabella. God bless you!! ~Mary~

8 comments:

carole said...

Mary Dear:
Good Morning. I am so glad Miss Isa is home where she belongs. Rest so you can recuperate too!!!
I will e-mail you later, my friend
Love & Hugs
carole

ellen said...

I am so glad that she is home and hope that she will be more comfortable soon. This is too much for anyone, let alone a young person. I can see that she is such a loving girl and a courageous one at that.

Sweet Remembrance said...

Oh Mary...I am so glad Isa is home now! Poor little thing...Sometimes the meds for the disease wreak more havoc than the disease they are treating! I know...my son was diagnosed with Crohns Disease at age 10 and after many, many hospital stays mostly from the yucky medications they need to take that caused infection after infection.
But my son is 23 now and has good & bad days...he is on a low dose of a chemo drug that helps keep him in remission...
I can't wait until diseases that our kids are struck with have cures! God Bless you & Isa...

mary k said...

I am so glad to hear that Isa is home and resting. Urg, arthritis is such a pain! My heart is so full of admiration for this young lady. If you think it is appropriate, I would like to send Isa a card. You may send your address to my e-mail at mimicardmaker@yahoo.com.
My brother and his family live at Lake Cable. I graduated from McKinley High in 1962. I wonder if our paths ever crossed?

Anonymous said...

Dear Mary,
So happy for you and your family that Isabella is home! HOPE YOU ALL CAN GET SO REST~God bess~Rosemary

Lori said...

Mary, I am so glad to hear your litle princess is sorta doing better. I can't even imagine how her little sweet hands must feel, the little darling. Best of luck at the doctors! Lori

Lallee said...

Mary, I'm so glad Isabella is home! My husband had a staph infection in his knee~5 days in hospital and three weeks intervenous (sp?) (via pump)antibiotics. I know it is no fun~even worse for a child. Hugs to all of you!
Lallee

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

Hello Mary, I was just reading through your blog. I will pray for your sweet grandbabies... poor little Isabella! I am glad she is home now and also that Samuel is doing well too. I will be thinking of you!

Hugs to you!Heather