17 February 2008

Feb 17, 2008

Liam is doing better. He is on room air! No cannula! YEA! All he has on him are his pulse ox and his leads (monitors heart rate & respiratory rate). He was constipated from the surgery and reintroduction of food but after having a suppository he is doing good moving his bowels. We thought he might have a hernia yesterday because he was VERY swollen "down there". The practitioner came and checked him out and said she couldn't feel any bowel in his scrotum and to keep an eye on it. I'm thinking- Lord- I can't take anymore surgeries or intubations! But after getting his suppository the swelling went down and today it looks perfectly normal. His nurse said he must have a gardian angel watching over him... ;-)

Liams Dr from his first month came to visit today. She said something interesting- Liam has PVL which is the extra fluid that was in his brain. She said that his case was unusual because you normally see damaged brain tissue and then extra fluid. Liams just had a little extra fluid then showed a bit of cystic changes. I'm not sure what that means but I do know it is better than it should be and not what they normally see. And Liams nurse again said he must have an angel watching out for him. If they only knew how many people and prayers have gone before Gods throne-

Liam is now a feeder/grower baby. He just needs to eat and grow. He is now 3 lbs 7 oz. I will get a picture on here tomorrow.

Our prayers for Liam are that his eyes would heal and grow perfectly so he will have good vision...
Good weight gain and growth...
No illness or setbacks anymore...

3 comments:

sumonicus said...

Rock on Liam! We're praying for you big man.

Anonymous said...

We were excited to read the post today and can't wait to see new pictures. We miss you Jen!! Love you all!!
Reb and Fred

Anonymous said...

The good news brings tears to my eyes. Continuing my prayers for the your family.
love you
Kathy