Thursday, April 8, 2010
Home sweet home!
Our friends the Martins (baby Joseph) are also completing their hospital journey! On Monday Joseph will come home from his 5 month NICU stay. He was born the day before Gavin and we have become great friends.
We will keep you posted as much as possible with everything going on with the boys. Ethan has been out of soccer and school this week and is bummed about missing both . . . silly boy loves school! Aiden is loving having his brother home with him. Aiden starts school in Sep and I know he will love when he gets to go too. Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers.
For everyone who has missed out on the past few weeks heres the quick version: gavin went into the hospital for respiratory ditress that we believed was RSV. Then when it continues without any help from breathing treatments the Drs investigated further and found that it was severe reflux. It was causing acid to build in his esophagus and also causing aspiration into his lungs. therefor, they did a fundoplication (google it) and placed a G tube. He also had a hernia repair, circumcision and central line placement. All in all he has 5 incisions. He did not tolerate the anesthesia well and ended up having a very hard time post op with breathing. He spen time on the vent, CPAP, high flow and nitric oxide. 2 weeks in the ICU and now he is finally feeling better. We are using the G tube to supplement his feeds at night to help him gain weight and during the day he takes thickened bottle feeds (we mix the breastmilk with a thickener to help him from aspirating). This has been just one more step in a walk of faith with this little guy!