Saturday, March 15, 2008

Rest for all!

I asked Eric to bring the camera when he came back to the hospital, because Naomi started sucking her thumb. Normally, I would not be so excited because I already have one thumb sucker that I am afraid will never stop. I have been hoping Naomi would fine her thumb to self sooth herself in night. She is still new at it... so I hope it catches on!

We got home from the hospital last night. Boy, is it nice to be home. The first night was awful. The second night, we really saw a difference in having a feeding tube in and she slept 5 hrs. straight without hurting. Friday, we ended up having the scope done. Naomi had to have an empty stomach from 5 am until what was supposed to be 11am and ended up being 2pm! Of course the anesthesiologist had to have a lunch break! After the endoscopy, Dr. Israel told us that Naomi's esophagus was inflamed and red, but her stomach looked fine. He took biopsies to send to the lab and will let us know the results next week. So, he sent us home on Friday with a feeding tube for a week to continue to allow her esophagus to rest and to allow the acid to neutralize. The feeding tube has been interesting... we feed her 1 oz. an hour through the tube and 1 oz. by mouth every 2-3 hours. You can imagine how my 16lbs 10 oz. baby gets so angry when her normal 6 oz. bottle is empty at 1 oz. We have become really good at distraction. It has all been totally worth it. She slept awesome last night. We still have to get up and refill her tube every 4 hours, and put an occasional pacifier in, but it is awesome. I am so scared that when we have to take the tube out she will go back to hurting when she sleeps. I will enjoy this for now and hope her esophagus will heal soon. Thank you for all praying for us. Life with children is such an adventure and has deepened our trust in the Lord.

1 comment:

Shannon said...

Hello Ashleys. I just wanted to let you know that I have been checking up on you via your blog and am praying for you guys through this. I'm glad you have been able to get some rest and hope that will continue. May the Lord continue to sustain you. We miss you lots over here...