Friday, March 03, 2006

6 POUNDS!!


We reached a huge milestone today. Noah is 6lbs!! We are finally moving in the right direction! Yes, it is slow going, but at least he is gaining! The fundoplication has made a HUGE difference. He is back on the breastmilk with Neocate added to boost up the calories. His latest bloodwork looks good so no more weekly lab visits. His liver and kidney have recovered from the TPN. We also had his thyroid level tested to see if perhaps it was contributing to his very slow weight gain and high metabolism. However, it came back normal.
Noah had his 4 month immunizations today as well as his pre-op checkup and it looks like surgery on March 13th is a go, barring no new viruses in the next 10 days. I am already starting to have nervous butterflies in the pit of my stomach once again. It just doesn't get easier to hand him over to the OR nurse and watch those doors close between us. But we know that Noah is in God's hands and He will carry us through yet another hurdle.

8 comments:

thekeowns said...

Congrats on the 6 pound mark Noah!!! you are such a little miracle!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Noah! What a struggle you have been through. We are all so very proud of you and pulling for you and your wonderful family.
Trudy

Erik, Jamie, Micah & Baby said...

Noah, you are so cute!
Mom probably told you that we've all been sick here. I'm praying that the flu won't somehow get transferred from mom to Noah (or any of the rest of you for that matter). I can't believe his surgery is coming so soon! We'll be praying!

Anonymous said...

PTL, I am so happy to hear of your progress Noah, and will be praying for you as you go into surgery again. You are such a fighter and have amazed all of us. Hang in there Brad and Nichole, Love Auntie Hilda

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Noah for reaching yet another milestone. You never cease to amaze us but we know we have an amazing God,who keeps His arms wrapped around you.
Love and prayers,
Auntie Bertha

Anonymous said...

Loewen Family,
Ramona sent me your blog a couple months ago, so I've been keeping up with the work (miracles) God is doing in your family & keeping you in my prayers. Nicole, I want to claim a verse for you as you send Noah in for surgery again. "I sought the Lord, & He answered me; He delivered me from all my fears." You are covered in prayer.
Cheryl Enns

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS NOAH!!
That is wonderful.You are beautiful just the way you are.God be with you on the 13th for your
"make over".
Hang in there Nicole and Brad.
God bless you all.

Love Auntie Martha

Rob, Lisa & Ryken John said...

Praying for you & your family.