Thursday, March 25, 2010

We Are Home!

Woo Hoo! We made it. The craziness of trying to get out of the hospital with all we've acquired over the last 11 days, trying to get things washed and put away, along with all the other normal insanity around here has left me exhausted. But, I just wanted anyone who checks up on us to know we are out of the hospital. We're home with 4 days left of IV antibiotics and on a two week trial to see if Joshua can handle the lack of TPN. Labs and weight should tell us soon enough. Keep the prayers coming for our little man!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Homeward Bound?

Well we just may be, if labs look good in the morning that is. So far Joshua's just done great without any IV fluids. It's amazing. God is good, thanks to all who continue to pray for our little guy.

To think, a couple of weeks ago I was so bummed about a hole in his line. What a disguised beginning that was to our step in the right direction. Just goes to show, what may look like a mess to us, is perfect and beautiful to the Lord!

Sometimes we need a swift kick in the pants! So, instead of complaining, let's all just see where that kick sends us!

Love you all!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Electrolytes are Normal

Got good news this morning, definitely no more infection present and so far Day 4 of no TPN brings excellent lab results. Joshua shows no signs of dehydration. YEAH! Prayers are being answered around these parts!

Joshua's been in good spirits, riding around the hospital again on that little red trike. There's no stopping this kid. I have noticed that he's tiring a little quicker than normal, but he's been sick and it always takes a while to recover.

Looks like Cook's is our home through at least Wednesday.

Home Sweet Home?

Sunday, March 14, 2010

No Time Like the Present

A gnarly line infection has landed Joshua in the hospital. His surgeon wants to try to clear the line of the infection before we pull it and replace with a new one. But, in speaking with the Infectious Disease doctor today, there may be an alternative.

He doesn't want to run TPN through the infected line. So tomorrow night we're running regular IV fluids through a peripheral line. His thinking is why don't we try pulling the line all together and seeing just how well Joshua can do without TPN?

Why not?

Worst case scenario, we put the line back in, which we'll have to do anyway if this stubborn bug doesn't clear.

Our GI will have to call the shots, but I'm thinking it's worth a try?

Saturday, March 6, 2010

And the Results Are In!

Well, Joshua's first labs are in since the reduction in TPN. His GI believes everything is Excellent! All is normal, electrolytes, liver enzymes, metabolic panel - you name it!

Woo Hoo!

Here we go, onward full steam ahead!

In the last week Joshua has gained a pound and a half, drank over 12 oz of formula by mouth, ate bowls (yes bowls) of chili (no beans of course!) He's tolerating 70 ml/hr of his regular formula for 16 hours of the day. He's had beef jerky, cheese slices, pizza and some of Justin's birthday cake (not so much on the approved list, but what are ya gonna do?) My head is spinning.

Who is this kid? I hope he stays!

Keep up the prayers, God is amazing and it shows in this precious little boy!
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