Sunday, September 21, 2008

April 8, 2008

Today was a harder day. The drs. said that Seth's recovery would look like "2 steps forward, 1 step back" and today felt like a backward day (to Seth's parents at least!).

Seth is still on the ventilator. He's waking up more today (and looking around, holding our fingers, etc) which is all good but still needing the vent to keep his oxygen sats where they need to be. The drs had to take him off the breastmilk. IT's a complicated medical explanation but basically the fat in breastmilk is moved through the lymph system to where it needs to be in the body and Seth's lymph system is just "leaking it out" into his chest, etc. This is not an entirely unexpected complication, and should resolve w/a change to formula. In the meantime, he's back on TPN (iv nutrition).

Actually, written out like that, it really doesn't sound like today was so bad after all! (I think mommy just had a hard day, I was feeling slightly unraveled today...). How good is God that in typing out this update I get to go to bed feeling encouraged again! Yay!

Thank you for praying for us.

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