Boy who got flesh-eating bacteria home, improving
MONROE — Trey Lauren, 13, has returned home from Seattle Children’s Hospital after a three-and-a-half week stint fighting a flesh-eating bacteria in his leg.
The Laurens confirmed on Internet social media that Trey was released on Wednesday, April 9, and went home to get a good night’s sleep.
The family appeared with Trey on two television news stations to give details on how Trey is doing.
Trey is currently on a regimen of 16 pills a day. During his stay in the hospital, in which he underwent 13 surgeries on his right leg, he lost 25 pounds.
His ultimate goal is to be back on the diamond, playing baseball by the end of the summer. Last month, hundreds gathered at Lake Tye Park to show support for Trey by jumping in the lake and selling replica jersey T-shirts and baked goods. Funds were donated to the Laurens to help offset their medical expenses.
“Our family is so thankful for all the support we have received these last three and a half weeks,” Mark Lauren posted on the Pray for Trey Facebook page. “Your prayers, support and love have helped Randi and I find the stamina needed to be strong during this ordeal for Trey. Your prayers and thoughts for Trey gave him the support needed to battle this infection to the end, and for that we can’t say thank you enough.”