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

Friday, January 4, 2013

maybe not . . .

The docs are now hesitating to make a decision to put the g-tube in Seth since he ate really well (2 oz.) his first feeding today. However, he also spat up the small amount he took by bottle at the next feeding, so Gastroenterology came and assessed him and gave him the official diagnosis of acid reflux. He's already on an antacid but perhaps can benefit from a change in formula, hopefully mixed with breast milk, since the formula change is what turned things around for the 3 babies here at home (all but Grace, who has spit-ups but not anything painful or distressing or stopping her from eating).

Please pray for wisdom as Gastroenterology and Neonatology discuss the options and make the best decision for Seth. They are doing a "swallow test" on him tomorrow to make sure he isn't choking some of his food down the wrong pipe when he's trying to swallow. He's uncoordinated in his suck and swallow and could possibly be aspirating the milk, which of course could lead to aspiration pneumonia.

Whew! On that note, I am heading to bed. So much more to say, so many pictures to attach, so late at night . . .  ;)


Gavin, Carrie, Isaac, Will, David, Marcie, Seth, & Grace Jones

Gavin, Carrie, Isaac, Will, David, Marcie, Seth, & Grace Jones

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