Monday, May 18, 2009
As of Sunday night things started looking great! Braxton started having bowel movements and things were looking good. He was more awake and looking around and seemed more like 'Braxton'. So, this morning, we were under the understanding that we would be taking the tube out, we would get to be feeding him more and soon we would be on our way home. Well, routine, they did an xray this morning, and the results showed that he now has a tiny (pin sized) whole in his stomach. :( So, the next steps we need to be taking we are told: is that he is to not be fed because that will cause pressure on the stomach and possibly enlarge the whole. Their goal is to let it heal on it's own. And with it being so small, they think over the next hours-days it should heal over. They do still have the tube down to his stomach and it will remain there for now. That is to suck out any fluids, so this way his stomach can be left alone to heal. Waking up today, this is not the news we were hoping for, but we are learning to take each day one day at a time. It is just a lot longer of a process than we ever thought. So, once again, we are told to HAVE PATIENCE...Please keep Braxton in your prayers.