A Little Something Extra

Monday, December 22, 2008

We're home

Micah had his first outpatient surgical experience today. It was quite a nice change. He definitely knew where he was after we put the hospital "gown" on him and he was no longer his easy-going self: he quickly became quite irritable. And he didn't come out of anesthesia well either (it was tough to settle him down). He finally settled after we put him in his car seat and strolled him around the unit with his IV still in. Yes, the car seat. I would not have thought a car seat could be a happy place for a baby after dealing with Nathan's aversion to that location as a baby. But Micah just loves it.

One of the challenges of having a baby who is fed through a tube is that he can't communicate that he doesn't want more food until it's sort of too late. He doesn't decide how much food goes into his intestines: we decide for him. So after a few hours of food going into him after surgery, he got puky on the ride home. When I vented his stomach, there was bile there. That is the only way we know that a specific volume of food is too much for him. If he ate from a bottle like other babies, he probably wouldn't have over-eaten.

Anyway.... we're home. Please pray that Micah heals quickly (he's pretty bruised "down there"). And that he would be able to get up to volume on feeds in the next day or so.


Michelle said...

I'm so glad to hear you're all home, safe & sound! Hope Micah is resting peacefully & feeling well soon.

Rachel said...

Praying so hard here in Lee's Summit, MO. I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and might i add....I CANT BELIEVE that this pregnancy is already almost over. It seems to have just flown by, on this end.

our family said...

Praying for Micah to feel better. I also read that Mark has broken his arm on your facebook. Praying for his recovery so he can give you a hand. Hope you all have a Merry Christams. Can't believe before long we will be checking on here for pictures of the newest little Dickens. By the way we are also expecting another baby and due in June. We did send out a Christmas letter but do not have your new address. When you get a chance can you send it to me. RachelLenda@comcast.net
Merry Christmas
The Lenda

Kathy Felgner Harrell said...

Hi Jen! I got your Christmas card yesterday. Such a beautiful family! I had been keeping up on your sight here and then lost track a few months ago with things being so busy at home. So glad things are progressing so well with Micah. Such a cutie! I didn't know you were pregnant!!!! Congratulations!! I am so happy for you. I hope you have a very merry Christmas!

Kris said...

I'm glad you have that surgery behind you and that Micah handled it fairly well. Thank goodness it was outpatient. I hope you're feeling well, Jennie! Merry Christmas!!! Kris