Thursday, July 24, 2008

Hospital: Thursday #2- I think we'll call this progress

A had a real live poop today. Apparently, the previous ones were not what we were looking for, as today he had a nice big one that impressed everyone from the nurses to the nurse practitioner and the surgeon himself! A hates diaper changes (lots of cream for his never-before-pooped-on bottom), but his moms love them when they are full of his very first poops EVER.

We have received word that we will liklely remove the tube from A's nose tomorrow morning. There is an outside chance of feeding tomorrow afternoon (don't get carried away now!) Furthermore, the surgeon believes that rather than starting A back on his special formula (and working up to breastmilk), we will start him back on breastmilk when we move to real food!!!! (He will have to be on pedi.alite first, then a half-strength mix, and then on to the real stuff.) This is particularly uplifting for me, as you all know I've been religiously pumping since A was born. Not sure I'll be able to supply 100%, but at this point I should be kind of close.

So, things feel like they are finally moving. We are hanging in there ok. We had hoped to be further along by now, but the excellent progress today has lifted everyone's spirits. No one is in a rush to put food down, though, b/c the surgeons don't want us to overload A's system and give us a bigger set back. So, good news around here. Thank you for all of your love and support - we needed it (and still do a bit, I'd say. We're not done yet.)

ALSO, HUGE thank you to GRANDPA who is with us for each up and down while also holding down the fort over on D Drive. Gladys is well-walked & loved; the mail is piling up on the counter rather than the doorstep, and - most importantly - Erin and I have the freedom to focus on A and his healing. THANK YOU, Grandpa!!

10 comments:

*G* said...

awesome news! way to go, baby A!

bleu said...

The best stuff ever made besides just plain water is Burt's Bee's diaper cream with lavender. A tiny bit goes a long way!!!

So happy he is doing better and a poop!! So excited about breast milk and not formula!!!

Poltzie said...

WOOHOO, a poop and breast milk - how wonderful!
So happy for the three of you!

E, M, and the Little Man said...

I'm so glad he's doing better. You know you're a mom when...you talk about poo in such a positive way. :)I'm so in awe of you pumping this whole time. Way to go, mom!

vee said...

Hurrah for crappy nappies! So pleased A is now making great progress and delighted that the breast milk will be making a swift and prominent appearance - well done you for keeping your supply up.

Lizzie said...

Yay poop! Such good news.

Melody said...

Yes! Way to move those bowels, A! I'm so happy for you guys.

possiblemaybe said...

Good, good news! Great job, A, with the pooping! (Can you just imagine him cringing when you tell these stories at his 16th birthday party?)

tbean said...

What wonderful news. I'm so glad you've finally had some positive forward motion. Onwards and up!

Susanica said...

Fantastic news! Poop baby poop! (I will now have a much more grateful attitude than I have sometimes while changing Danny's little stinkers.) I'm very happy to hear this news. Have a wonderful weekend okay? -Monica (and Su and Danny)