Saturday, November 04, 2006
Hospital Week 5
Noah is doing very well and things are going better this time around with the gj tube. We are up to about 15cc/hr with his feeds, and the TPN is slowly being decreased. He now only has to be on 18hrs of TPN, so we have 6 hours off each day where we can leave the hospital. It's wonderful to be able to get home, even if it is just for the evening!! Noah is still refluxing a bit, so we are increasing his feeds very very slowly. It will likely take close to another 2 weeks to get him completely off the TPN and on to his full feeds (25cc/hr) and out of the hospital. The bile is once again backing up into his stomach, but the new stomach tube we have is keeping it drained better. We are also hooking him up to the Gomco (low suction) at night so that his stomach is constantly being sucked clean. Thank you to all of you for the prayers, meals, cards, babysitting and goodies! We really appreciate all of the help!!