It is looking like Jude will go home tomorrow! Yippeee!!!!
We are so excited that Jude is doing so well!
They started attempting bolus feeds with Jude yesterday and get this...he is up to full feeds today and handling them beautifully! No more TPN! He is currently receiving 150ccs of formula over 30 minutes every three hours. Dang man, those are like real baby feeds! I never thought that Jude would be able to eat like this...but he is! Bye bye continuous feeds! Praise God for providing a way for Jude to have a g-tube and Nissen! We firmly believe that the conbination of the two has made all the difference for Jude's little digestive system.
He has not thrown up (it is quite hard to with a Nissen) since surgery and his little tummy is moving formula through just as it should. How can this be?!?! I am still dancing from the good news!
In other wonderful news: Do you remember the scary beast called pulmonary hypertension from months ago?
Gone. Yep, totally resolved.
Jude got a follow up echocardiogram a few days ago and I got word this morning that his pulmonary hypertension is totally resolved. Yahoooooo! And that medicine he was taking three times a day to combat it? Gone. No longer needed.
The Lord is good!
I guess you can tell this mommy is a little spunky. That's right, my boy is kicking butt and taking names!
In the last few days Jude has become tube free (no more ng tube in his nose) and he no longer has to wear the little elbow guards that keep him from touching his face. Yup. And he can sleep totally hands free too. No more baby in a sack. Just a little wiggle worm trying to figure out what to do with all this freedom.
Well, I have a little more to share with you but I will save that for our next post. There is some major flooding in Charleston today and I want to beat the next rainstorm out of the hospital for a few errands.
Keep praying and praising with us!