"He is there not only when we cry out from the burden of sin but also when we cry out for any other reason." -Bruce D. Porter

Sunday, August 24, 2008

3 lbs 15 oz and counting!

Well, as the title says, Seth is nearly 4 lbs! Todd and I were reflecting on how big he's gotten. When he was first born, the width of Todd's finger was bigger than his leg. Now Seth's leg is bigger. He's putting on some fat. But life hasn't been without it's ups and downs these past several days. Last Tuesday Seth went back into surgery to have his stoma (the opening of his intestines there on his tummy, sometimes I refer to it as his ostomy) opened up a little more. It was too restrictive and wasn't letting very much pass out. The doctors are wondering if this is what is causing all the ups and downs we are having with him. Just when he seems to be doing better he would start to act sick again and his tummy would get all bloated. But all his blood work keeps showing up negative for infections. After surgery it took almost five days to get him off the ventilator again. So as of yesterday he is off the breathing tube and is doing pretty well. Today we were told that they would start feedings again. I know that will make him very happy to have his tummy filled again. He would always get mad when they stopped feedings because he would get hungry!


Tammy said...

Oh my gosh! He is getting so big! I cannot wait to see him and hold him! I am so glad he is doing well!

Littleflame said...

Super! He's growing! He looks sooo good. Guess we know who is holding him! I'm excited for you.