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!!

7 comments:

Rissa said...

Noah,

Hey buddy! I'm so glad to hear that you're feeling better. I can't wait til you go home. I've sent you lots of "get well" cards and I can't wait for your mommy to read them to you.

Nichole, thanks for the update. I'm praying for you all.

Take care and God bless!
Love you guys so very much!

~Rissa

Anonymous said...

"Give thanks to the Lord for HE is good and His mercy endures forever".We rejoice with you Nichole and Noah, you will be able to come home part of the day.I'm sure the family can hardly wait. We're praying for you. Auntie Hilda

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update, Nichole (even though I'm getting info from mom, too). I'm glad Noah can come home for a few hours at a time! I wish I lived closer so I could help you guys out more, but we're praying for you!

Jamie

Anonymous said...

Hi all!

Just wanted to all to know that we're praying for you guys and thinking about you too!

Noah, hey buddy! I see you're getting to come home for a few hours a day. That's wonderful news. Keep getting better and stronger.

God bless and take care of your mommy ;-)!

Love you guys!

~Roissa

Anonymous said...

Hi all!

Just wanted to all to know that we're praying for you guys and thinking about you too!

Noah, hey buddy! I see you're getting to come home for a few hours a day. That's wonderful news. Keep getting better and stronger.

God bless and take care of your mommy ;-)!

Love you guys!

~Roissa

Rissa said...

Hi Nichole and Family,

Hope all is well. Just wanted u all to know that we're praying for you all and especially a speedy recovery for Noah. Hope all is well!

Love u all!

~Rissa and family

erin said...

we are so happy to hear you have hit the 9 pound mark!! That is a huge milestone!! We are praying that you can be home for good soon!