Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Tuesday in the NICU (I love good news!)

Today I am being trained on how to do Braxton's colon dilation and saline enemas. Add this to the list of Things I Never Wanted To Know How To Do.

But here's some good news.

1. Braxton has been tolerating his (small) milk feedings, so tomorrow we get to try breastfeeding.

2. Braxton's xrays continue to look good. In fact, his Dr told me that if he was just seeing him for the first time, he wouldn't think he has hirschsprung's.

3. The surgeon saw Braxton last night, and was so encouraged at his progress that we are stopping the antibiotics tomorrow night. AND if Braxton's feedings are still going well, we could be going home as early as this weekend.

4. We are going to go ahead and do the colon biopsy about a week after we go home, vs waiting until Braxton is ready for surgery in about 5 weeks. If the biopsy comes back good, we won't need to do surgery. Originally the Dr's were so sure they were looking at hirschsprung's, they were just planning on doing the biopsy on the same day as surgery.

5. The results of yesterday's brain monitoring came back completely normal. Braxton was not having seizures, just little twitches in his sleep.

6. My little boy is stinkin' cute.

Your prayers are working, and we are eternally grateful.


Mama of 5 said...

Wonderful news. Yes, he is beautiful!!

Pure Mod Life said...

such good news!! God is so faithful. I look forward to giving little B a cuddle.

Christi said...

Tears are filling my eyes. Great news. Will continue to pray for healing!

Great job Shana!

Kim said...

Such great news! I am so happy to hear that things are going so well! Little Braxton continues to be in our prayers!

Renee said...

Thanks for updating us! Love and prayers for you and your family and that amazingly adorable Braxton.

Brianna Heldt said...

Oh this IS good news! So happy things are going well and that sweet Braxton can go home soon!