Sometimes in the midst of the daily grind, it is easy to overlook the everyday miracles. At least for me it is. Yesterday we got good news and bad news. One prayer answered and another one that God's timing just isn't ready to take care of yet. Dr. Tychsen's office called and said that Connie's eye testing last week showed his eyes are working "pretty well together" and he doesn't want to do anything further at this time. This is fabulous news. God has spared Conway's sight and we are so thankful. When we go back in May they will hopefully be able to do some additional diagnostic testing. They mentioned measuring the muscles or something like that. The older the child gets, the more they are able to tell. We still are asking for prayers that he will not require glasses at that time.
Dr. Brady called back. She said that if Connie were to get the surgical G-Tube that his pacemaker will have to be moved to the other side--yikes! So much for a 24 hour hospital stay on that one. She is going to talk to Child Development to see if we can't move up the Swallow Study since he is going backward and getting more averse to oral stimulation. Once we find out if it is safe for him to eat, we may try to pull the tube completely and see how he does. The downside is that we only get 24 hours to give him a trial run. If he doesn't eat enough, we'd have to put the tube back in. I asked about the super high calorie fortifier and she said, "No". She said that with the meds he is on he needs more "free water" and that 4.5 oz of liquid wouldn't be enough. Doubtful he'd be able to drink 20-30+ oz in a day. Right now he can't even swallow 1/15 of an ounce. She did say that we could let him go without the tube all day and then drop the tube every night and give him most of his calories overnight. We are continuing to pray for a miracle that he will be able take enough orally during the swallow study and continue to improve dramatically so as to actually be nourished by what he takes orally.