Friday, April 07, 2006

finally an update

Our internet went down yesterday so I wasn't able to update!

Caleb has had a rough few days. Tuesday they started him back on oral feeds. At his 10:30 pm feeding, he choked on some of his feeding and some of the formula went into his lungs. They couldn't get him breathing enough on his own and they had to put him back on the respirator. They started him on some medicine to break up the fluid in his lungs. He will be getting a G-tube in the week or two and he will go home with the G-tube. They are going to try to take him off the respirator today. He looks great. He is acting like himself. He is annoyed to have that tube down his throat again. Good dr talked to Caleb's neurosurgeon a few days ago. They decided to leave the VAD in Caleb's head until he is about 1 year old. About 10% of the baby with grade 4 IVHs have another flare up in the first year.

Baby #2 update:
The surgery went well. I have to take it easy until my follow-up appointment Monday afternoon. They gave me an epidural and some goods drugs and I slept through most of the surgery. Everyone is spoiling me! Kim and Marie made us food. Hedda sent me flowers. Rachel took me to see Caleb since I wasn't suppose to drive. Cary has been my slave. It's great!

Oops - I forgot to mention that my mom got us food too!
Sorry I've been on percocet for 3 days!


Lucy Henry said...

You forgot what Mom did for you. Remember the ham, potato salad, angel food cake, strawberries, and whipped cream? So soon you forget!!!

Hedda said...

And just where were you when the flowers arrived yesterday? You must have been checking on Caleb. That stinks about the feeds. Looking forward to you coming back. Just to rub it in, I'm going to the Loft tomorrow.

Elizabeth said...

I was at home when the flowers arrived. But I didn't get the door, as instructed.

We were visiting Caleb when Kim dropped off food.

Emily said...

I've been thinking about you...thanks for the update, Hedda knew nothin'!

Anonymous said...

OKAY - what's this surgery about? You've not mentioned it on your blog before I don't think??? Why did you need surgery? Do tell!

Elizabeth said...

Courtney - I had a cerclage Tuesday afternoon.

Mary Ann said...

Sorry I have been a slacker about calling and/or seeing you while you were chained to the couch...oh, I mean "bedrest." I think your bed rest was even "easier" than mine was! Certainly easier than your last round of it! We've been praying and Madison has been chewing on Caleb's picture. I THINK that means she likes him...or at least she likes the taste of photo paper. go figure.