Sunday, April 17, 2011

A slight setback...

So...we are back at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital. Boo! This was definitely not the plan! After we came home, Jacob was doing great. He was eating well and had a good diaper (if you know what I mean) we thought we were on the right track. However, on Friday afternoon Jacob started grabbing at his tummy again. We watched it for a few hours and then at dinner time we noticed that he didn't want to eat. We let him go to bed, but he would cry and pull at his tummy. We noticed that his tummy kept getting bigger and was pretty hard...just like last time. :-(

So we tried "helping" his bowels move along, and that didn't seem to help his belly get any relief. So, at about 4 in the morning we packed our stuff and headed back to the hospital. The ER doctor came in and said "Are you as tired as you are entitled to be?" We obviously responded yes.

After a few hours, we saw the surgeons and they believe that Jacob has postoperative ileus. Basically, his bowels did not wake up completely in his belly, and the food he was eating was.not going through. They put another NG tube down into his stomach and drained it, relieving much of the pressure, and said we just have to "wait until they wake up completely."

Needless to say, we are tired and frustrated, but not defeated! Jacob will come around, just in his own time! Prayers for his bowels to wake up would be GREAT!!!!!!!!
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  1. ooooooooooooooooooooooooo he and little DEON are little warriors!!!!! LOVE the picture!!!

  2. I cant believe this =( Prayers that things get moving and you are out of there! Been thinking of him a lot lately.....(((hugs)))