Thursday, August 27, 2009

Back so soon?

Brayden is back in the hospital. He vomited blood this morning..a lot of blood. And that is a fast pass to the hospital. Brayden is back after only two weeks of being home since the last stay.

He just saw his GI specialist yesterday afternoon, things were going okay. Then when I walked in his room this morning...it looked like a crime scene. Bloody vomit covered his bed and him. About an hour after that, he vomited blood again (it is brownish blood not bright red).

Brayden is at Inova Fairfax. All that was done today was blood work and an IV. Of course that was a painful process. He is not a good stick and today was no exception. They tried hands, arms and feet. After one and half hours, maybe two, Brayden had his IV and blood work ready to go.

On top of that Brayden's seizures were bad today. Again it freaked out the nurses and doctors on the floor and they wanted him to be on oxygen and they put this strange protective padding around him in the crib, apparently protocol at this hospital for bad seizures. Thankfully after a few seizures they saw that he recovers fine and only has a moment of high heart rate and low pulse-ox but they made sure the oxygen is ready to go just in case.

As of this evening Brayden's blood work is showing signs of high pancreatic levels (lipase), not as high as last time. This time it was 2x what it should be. When we left the hospital about two weeks ago it was 4x what it should be and then at the blood work last week from the pediatrician was completely normal. Brayden could have pancreatitis still or yet again, I have no idea. He may be scheduled tomorrow for an endoscopy, MRI, x-ray, ultrasound...all of those have been mentioned but no game plan yet. It would not be all of those test probably just one or two.

Please pray for our little guy. This is just too much.

7 comments:

The Olivers said...

We pray for him and your strength. If we can go get your boys (if they should ever tire of grandparents), please let me know. we'd absolutely love to have them sat, sun, whenever. all our love, susan, chris and kids

Shannon said...

Oh Carrie, I am so sorry to hear Brayden is back in the hospital. Matt and I will continue to pray for him and your family. I cannot even begin to imagine the stress and worry you are feeling. I just want them to find an answer!! If there is ANYTHING you need, please don't hesitate to give us a call.

Courtney said...

oh, carrie. praying for you. it IS too much...for ALL of you!

Laurie Perry said...

Carrie, I check in on your blog every so often after we reconnected briefly a few months ago. Happened across it tonight again, and I'm very sorry to read this latest news about Brayden. He, your family, and all of the medical professionals looking for answers will be in my prayers.

Wherever HE Leads We'll Go said...

I am so sorry to hear that Brayden is back in the hospital. It breaks my heart that he has to endure this and that the doctors have not been able to figure it out.

Praying for Brayden's healing, strength and peace for you and your husband and wisdom for the doctors.

Abi said...

Sorry to hear that Brayden is back in the hospital. We are praying for your family.

Megan said...

Oh, Carrie. I can't imagine how you felt finding him in the bed like that. I pray that the doctors will be granted God's wisdom this visit. That they will think to perform some new test or some new scan that will help pinpoint a cause for the vomitting and the high pancreas levels. We are praying...