Saturday, February 04, 2006

Hunter update

From his dad (as of 11pm last night):

Hunter is doing very well. He has fed every two hours since 4pm, which is four feedings at the time of this email, and not vomited at all! Praise God! This is the first time he has eaten and not instantly vomited since Tuesday afternoon. Also, since the surgery this morning his personality has returned to normal. He sleeps all day, wakes up to eat, and is happiest when being held.

If this continues there is a good chance he will come home tomorrow. The only other issue is that his bilirubin (jaundice) levels are high --a condition exasperated by the dehydration and malnutrition that resulted from several days of vomiting everything that entered his stomach. Before they hooked him up to an IV early this morning the whites of his eyes had become solid yellow. They may give him some light therapy, which is the normal means of treating jaundice, or they may just not do anything if he is recovering well on his own.

There is much to be thankful for. We love that little 27-day-old-guy a whole bunch, and we're relived to know he is going to be alright. Plus, tonight our whole family should get a full night of sleep. Hooray!

Thank you for your prayer.

1 comment:

Amber said...

Thank you for the update, I was praying for Hunter and his family and thinking about them all day yesterday... Not that I know them or anything, but their story really touched me. I'm so glad things are looking so much better.