Monday, April 11, 2011

Hospital Plans

As many of you know the hospital is all about the waiting.  I have talked with Brayden's GI doctor, who is at the hospital this week.  Having this doctor at the hospital is a HUGE blessing.  He knows all of Brayden's history, we see him on a regular basis and he is constantly involved in Brayden's overall care. 

After talking with the GI doctor for an extended period of time, here is the plan:
  • Labs and add some fat to his IVs
  • Brayden will be getting a picc line.  The picc line will allow Brayden to get better nutrition while we wait for the j-tube surgery and tube feedings.  We are hoping for the picc line sometime today or tomorrow morning.  This is a procedure that will require sedation.
  • Waiting to speak with surgeon tomorrow morning about j-tube.
  • J-tube surgery.  Brayden will be getting a j-tube. The surgery will take place in a couple of days.  Then have a couple of day of post-op, then a couple of days to start back with the tube feeds.
Looks like Brayden will be here for a week.


Shannon said...

I am happy to read there is a plan in place. Call me if you need anything!!

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear about your planned week, hope they get this figured out!

Leah said...

wow - our weekend was spent in the hospital as well. you are such a strong lady - hang in there.

Anonymous said...

Carrie - we are all praying for you, Brayden and your whole clan...Please let us know if there is ANYTHING we can do!!!!!

Bridget (for the Goetz gang)

The VW's said...

Thinking of you and Brayden! Love, Hugs and Prayers!!!