Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Hospital & Home Again


Life is never dull around here! Noah just spent the last four days in hospital AGAIN!! During the night on Saturday, Noah's GJ tube came out. He has gotten very good at pulling at his dressings! When his stoma is leaking so much and all the dressings are wet, it doesn't take much for that tube to come out. Since the radiologist has to put it in and we had no way of feeding Noah, it was off to the ER on Sunday morning. He was admitted right away and an IV started, since he was already starting to get dehydrated. His stoma was also infected and he was spiking fevers, so he was started on IV antibiotics. It took until Tuesday to finally get his GJ tube back in place. He tolerated his feeds overnight, so we were able to switch to oral antibiotics and come home today. Hopefully this tube will last us a bit longer!! I was just so thankful that this didn't happen when we were in Florida that I didn't even mind that much being back in hospital! God was certainly protecting us out there! We are certainly happy to be home today though. I start work tomorrow, so hopefully my first day goes smoothly, as well as Brad's day here at home.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I heard the news from mom - I'm glad it was a short hospital stay. It's still so amazing to me that you guys made it through 2 whole weeks in Florida without any big problems!

I hope your first day back goes well Nichole. It might be a nice break for you, hey?\
Jamie

rissa said...

Hi Nichole,

Sorry to hear about the hospital stay but also glad that Noah is at home. I'll be praying for my buddy. Hope he gets to feeling better soon. I hope you enjoy your first day back at work. I've started work last Thursday and I miss my babies terribly during the day ;-). I know you're going to be just fine. Kiss Noah for me.

Take care and God bless!
Lots of love.

~Rissa

rissa said...

Hi family,

Just dropping by to say hello! Hope all is well.

God bless and take care!

~Rissa and family