Happy Monday to all of you!
I am coming to all of you once again asking for prayers for Jude.
As I have mentioned in previous posts, Jude's had quite a few struggles with his oral aversion and absorption of the milk going into his body. Today in rounds with the doctors and the medical team we talked about the results of a test that they did on Jude's stool to see how well his little body was absorbing mommy's milk. Jude is not absorbing the milk very well at this point.
So, today the docs decided that they wanted to keep him at 10ml of milk continuously over an hour. But tomorrow they will re-run the test to see if there has been any change to his absorption status...if he is still absorbing poorly they may back his feeds down again. Maybe by half. :( And they may run even more involved tests if needed.
So, please join us in praying for Jude's little digestive system. Please pray that his little tummy will "wake up" and process my milk properly. We truly want Jude to be able to eat and accept milk for his food instead of IV nutrition (which he is currently receiving in addition to the 10ml of milk).
Today, Jude had an overall good day. He was quite fussy at times but mostly he settled down after being comforted and loved on. They decided to wean more of his medication today and they also weaned him a little bit on the CPAP. Jude is making slightly bigger baby steps these days. We are so proud of him and excited for his progress! Please pray that he continues to rise to the challenges that the doctors place before him. We want Jude to wean off his CPAP and off his medication but we are also nervous for him each time he faces a big challenge. Please lift Jude up in prayer as he keeps making little steps towards home.
He put a new song in my mouth,
a song of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear,
and put their trust in the LORD.
(Psalm 40:3 ESV)