A Little Something Extra

Tuesday, January 22, 2008


When I entered Micah's pod this evening, his nurse said, "Micah has a surprise for you!"
Me: "He had a poopy diaper???!!!"
Nurse Mary: "No..."
Me: "Wow! They took out his NG tube!"
Mary: "No, "they" didn't..."

Yes, it's true. Micah pulled out his NG tube that was draining the contents of his stomach. Nurse Mary called the surgeons and they decided not to put it back in tonight and see what happens overnight. The stuff that's in there will go one of two places. We'll find out in the morning which is the case. Here's hoping it goes out the bottom end.

Even without the NG tube incident, there was talk about us trying to start feeding him tomorrow. I met the speech therapist yesterday and she indicated that Micah does a lot of things right with the pacifier and sucking on a finger so she isn't too worried about him learning how to eat. His tongue curls correctly, he roots occasionally (she thinks that will increase when he actually feels hungry when they taper back his IV food), and his bottom lip has good tone. His upper lip needs a bit of work so she showed me an exercise to work on with him. Please pray that we get to try it out for real tomorrow.


MommySecrets said...

Hooray for a chance to try feeding him! We'll pray!

Amy said...

Yay, that's exciting! Please keep us updated! We're praying, of course!

Tom said...

Pretty cool... looks like he's progressing.

Melanie said...

Good luck! Hope all comes out the bottom!

Christine said...

My fingers are crossed for Micah to eat well and have a big poop soon. Two years after our daughter’s first post-surgery poop, my husband often says: “Remember when we prayed for the poop? Now I would take a little less poop.” :)

The Lenda's said...

What a strong little fighter he is already. Way to go Micah telling them you were done with that tube. Praying now you show them you can poop! (Who knew you would so look forward to seeing a good big poop!) Praying that he does well with eating.

ATLKrafts said...

we'll be waiting to hear the news!