By Melissa Shriver
Wednesday, November 05, 2008 at 11:45 a.m.
Kaden Althide, 5, of Warsaw, Illinois and TiAhnna Bryant, 7, of Donnellson,
Iowa are two of the six confirmed e-coli
cases in Western Illinois and Southeast Iowa.
of the children say their child's cases are connected to drinking some
unpasteurized cider at a local pumpkin patch.
Althide drank the cider from a vendor at the patch on
October 4. Bryant took in the deadly bacteria on October 5th.
came down with severe abdominal cramps and diarrhea a day and half
children and their families have been in the University of Iowa
Children's Hospital for more than three weeks
now recovering from a complication of the e-coli bacteria.
folks have called in to our newsroom and posted their concerns for the
children. KHQA's Melissa Shriver went to Iowa City to check in
on the children and hear the parents' concerns.