But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD's love is with those who fear him and his righteousness with their children's children . . . Psalm 103:17

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Decision time re: Seth

They are doing an upper gastrointestinal tract panel of tests at 1:45 partly/mostly as baseline assessment for laparoscopic placement of a short tube through the skin into his stomach. The laparoscopic placement will allow him to be sedated rather than put under general anesthesia and re-intubated. They are also ruling out any physical abnormalities that might be the cause of reflux, although he hasn't had much visible struggle with that. The radioactive solution they will put through his naso-gastro tube will show up on the screen so they can make sure the food is going where it should and not backing up. Will update as soon as we know anything! He hasn't been able to improve on his bottle feeding, so they just want him home. As part of that, they are discontinuing some of his meds so they know which ones are still truly necessary for home dosage. The fewer the better and easier for us! The surgically-placed stomach tube will also make life easier on all of us as Seth gradually learns to eat and grows new lung tissue and strength so he can suck AND breathe without wearing out. So we'll see what the prognosis is based on this afternoon's tests.

Thank you for praying and caring!
Carrie

7 comments:

  1. Father, please guide and direct those doing this procedure on Seth. May they find that all is well, and please help all concerned to make the right decisions in Seth's care. Keep him safe and hold him close and enable him to can strength for feeding and breathing. Thank You for all Your blessings concerning Seth and give Carrie and Gavin peace through the process of bringing Seth home. Amen. NKL

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  2. And you know that I do care and am praying. Thanks for keeping us updated and I look forward to the next report as you are able to send it.

    Love to all,

    Gail Boemker

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  3. Praying hard for Seth! Also for peace in heart with Gavin and Carrie. HIS Will be done!

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  4. God Bless all of you. Bless little Seth as he goes through all of his procedures. Pray he will soon be home and be healthy. Love to All Aunt Fay

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  5. Stepping up the prayers tonight!

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  6. Prayers for Seth and his family...give them the strength "Sweet Jesus" as you see fit for each day. Amen

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