"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
--Jeremiah 29:11

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Good News/Bad News

First, the good news. Well, great news, actually. All of you wonderful friends and family spent a total of $2730 on food last night at Chevy's. That means that they donated 15%, or $410.06, from those proceeds to Conway's fund. Thanks again for the super turnout!

The not-so-good news is that Conway is leaning toward the dehydrated side of things. His eyes are looking a bit more sunken, he hadn't had any bm's for almost 48 hours and his wet diaper output had backed off considerably. Combined with the vomiting, weight loss and sunken in soft spot, the GI doctor decided that he needed to be put back on continuous feeding overnight. We're pretty bummed, since this is a move in the backward direction, but we don't want him hospitalized for IV fluids! She told us to give him a glycerin suppository, put him back on the pump overnight and call her back in the morning to tell her how he's doing. He's already pooped twice since the suppository was given about an hour ago! I'm wondering if he was throwing up everything because he wasn't digesting well and was like a baby that eats too much and spits up. Maybe all that food not moving created an environment where he couldn't hold more volume down. The thing that makes me think it's not that though is that before he was fed each time we check for tube placement and when we pull the air that we put in back out, any milk that wasn't digested would come up and milk wasn't coming up. Usually that means that he's digested the milk, but in his case it's that he's thrown it all up. Anyway, we'll just wait and see what the doctor says in the morning. He's already in bed for the night and now Mary Kathleen found an egg decorating kit and since it has bunnies on the outside she's decided we need to dye eggs tonight. So, Happy Thanksgiving everyone. We'll bring the colored eggs!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry to hear about Conway's dehydration. That can trigger so mnay other things. Can he have pedialyte? It is wonderful for dehydration. I'm continuing to pray for him daily. And I will ask our church to also. Keep the faith. Margie