He hasn't thrown up at all today, but definitely still has pain and heaves like he's going to throw up. So my fingers are still crossed about the new reflux medication. The doctor is also going to submit a request to our insurance for in-home nursing. We'll see (and take) what we can get. This was my request after he asked if a family member or friend could come help us for a month...I laughed and asked if he knew anyone not working with anything to do!
Monday, September 15, 2008
We have a game plan
I had a long talk with the Neonatologist today. He agreed that something has to change for Jaxon. He said that Jax could be there for a month yet if things continue at this rate. I know I can get him to bottle feed faster at home with us, so we're going to try giving him a diuretic twice a day to see if that helps him get off the oxygen. We'll have to check his sodium and potasium levels often with using this, but hopefully it will all work out. If we can get him off the oxygen, we'll take him home with the NG tube and the diuretics. They will show us how to insert the tube as well in case he pulls it out (which he's known to do).