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

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Update on Seth Tuesday March 5th

Hi all,

Well, the cultures all came back negative for respiratory viruses and bacteria, and Seth is back down to only 1/2 liter of oxygenated air. Turns out we were right when we thought his breathing difficulties (retractions, faster breathing, head bobbing with each breath) were due to his tummy being upset - which at first we thought was due to his new formula, then we thought it was due to the Prevacid overdose. So we've gone from this being a suspected respiratory infection to a gastrointestinal issue, the real cause of which we don't yet know. He's not digesting his food and he seems very dry-mouthed/lipped and hasn't cried any real tears despite crying for nearly 4 hours straight this morning. He is currently off of food for an hour to rest his tummy, then will restart at less than half the usual volume and see if they can slowly increase and watch how he tolerates it. They will also start IV fluids if needed. I am currently waiting to see the GI doc.

Thanks for your prayers and for all the ways in which you help and bless us! One specific prayer request would be that the babies at home would sleep better. They got up about every hour last night -  only one at a time, of course, but couldn't be ignored lest they awaken the others. (Sorry, Deb.)

Love and gratitude,

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

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

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