Bethel Music leader gives update of his son Jaxon’s condition. Jaxon, a two old boy has been admitted in the hospital since December 21, 2017 (details here), and now the Jaxon and his sister Addie have been announced battling with strands of E. Coli
E. coli (Escherichia coli), is a type of bacteria that normally lives in your intestines. It’s also found in the gut of some animals.
Most types of E. coli are harmless and even help keep your digestive tract healthy. But some strains can cause diarrhea if you eat contaminated food or drink fouled water. Read more about E. Coli here
It all started with what seemed like just a bad case of diarrhea, but Jaxon’s illness quickly deteriorated.
“Jax was admitted first for dehydration because he had terrible diarrhea,” Taylor’s wife Janie told CBN News. “We quickly realized his kidneys were shutting down.”
Jaxon has had to undergo numerous blood transfusions and go on dialysis.
“We’ve seen his lungs fill up with water, repertory issues. We went through a season where brain damage was a high potential. Seizures were happening. His eyes were rolling in the back of his head for a couple of days. We completely lost all communication with his where he wasn’t responding for days,” Joel added.
“About 11 to 12 days into it he started to see some improvement. We’re happy that he is seeing some improvement now but we still need his kidneys to start kicking in. We’re still waiting on those kidneys,” she added.
The couple shocked the world days after Jaxon was admitted when they announced Addie had also been struck by the same dangerous infection.
“We just found out that Addie, our four-year old baby-girl, has the same strand of ecoli as Jaxon and needs to be admitted to the hospital immediately. Please pray that this doesn’t turn into HUS, which is what Jaxon is fighting for his life. God be our strength,” Joel posted on Instagram.