Yesterday afternoon the GI specialist came in to talk about Brayden. The doctors are still searching for a solid explanation of the vomiting. I was trying to explain to the doctor our concerns beyond just the medical and how this effects his quality of life. I could feel the tears welling up inside as I told him that we have learned to be content with a lot of things regarding Brayden, a lot of things that are hard but we have accepted them. However the vomiting is not something we are accepting, it is just too much. Just as my tears were about to come pouring out, I saw two little boys peak in the room, my Carter and Luke with their big smiles arrived to visit Brayden and it made me smile.
Brayden did have a great day today, he was much happier. His stomach is being suctioned every four hours for a half an hour. He did start his formula and still on a little bit of IV fluids. He did vomit twice today. The plan is for him to have an endoscopy tomorrow which he will be sedated for and it that looks okay then Brayden could be discharged late tomorrow afternoon.
A praises along the way:
- Brayden was full of smiles, kicks and happy noises so whatever was causing him such pain the past couple of days seems to be gone.
- Brayden has started his formula and has been on it for about 24 hours.
- Brayden and daddy slept well last night at the hospital
- We have had some wonderful nurses (which can make or break any hospital visit)
- The GI specialists that Brayden just started to see (we have been at Children's prior) are great and we really like their ability to assess and make plans
- Wonderful visitors came by
- Carter and Luke seem to be having fun no matter where they are and we have had some great help with them
- Still for the vomiting to go away completely or for some clear answers
- For the endoscopy tomorrow and anesthesia
- For us to come home!
One final thought from Charles Spurgeon, We have a great need for Christ and we have a great Christ for our needs. AMEN.