Sunday, August 30, 2009

How are we doing?

I have to be honest this has been probably one of the hardest hospital visits for Brayden. He has been miserable for a couple of days, although today he is acting more like himself and even granting us with some nice smiles. Since he rarely screams in pain we have very little clue as to how to console him. At moments it felt like the harder we tried, the harder he cried.

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

Some prayer

  • 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.


Anonymous said...

I love the quote from Charles Spurgeon - it is so true but of course its only through the heartaches and difficulties of life we find out that its true...DARN!! We've been praying for you and Jeremy and Brayden like crazy - love you all!!


Devon said...

Oh, sweet boy. I am so sorry he is having such a hard time. Praying that he will continue to feel better and that they can figure out what's wrong!!

K said...

We are praying for you guys continually and are so thankful that you take the time to keep everyone updated through this blog! Thank you for that!

Wherever HE Leads We'll Go said...

I continue to pray for your family. It breaks my heart that Baryden was in such pain. I pray that the doctors will be able to figure out what is going on. I am glad that you were able to enjoy some time with Brayden acting like himself. I can only imagine how that has ministered to you.

Karen said...

So glad he's home. Hope all of you have a peaceful night. Thanks for keeping us updated.
Keep the Faith!

Courtney said... are such an amazing example of letting Christ MEET us where we us...hold us...