Friday, February 13, 2009

Onto day 9

Today I brought Jax his bathtub. I gave him a good wash down in the tub and put some pj's on him to give him a break from the hospital gowns. After the second pj-change, we went back to the gown with some fun little gown-pants that Jay thinks are kung-fu pants!

Jax was extra tired from his new meds. He snoozed on the back of the boppy I brought. I figured he should work on tummy-time as much as possible, but he needs the boppy because of his tube. 

All the specialists agree on our current plan. Watch him on this new med over the weekend and perfom the procedure on Monday. He'll get a larger gaged tube, an EGD scope and some Botox in the belly. His primary GI doctor (Dr. Li) actually said that if the Botox does the trick, then he thinks there's a problem with his Pylorus and something may be able to be fixed with surgery. We've checked for Pyloric Stenosis twice, so that's not the problem, so I'm not too sure what he's talking about with that one.

The docs want to find out if the problem is volume sensitivity or slow emptying or a few other things. Hopefully we get an answer.

Nana and Papa Letts picked up Brady today, so he is gone until Jaxon's surgery is done. We miss him already. We can stay at the hospital past 6pm now, and clean the house before Jax comes home.

Here are a few pictures from today...yes...they're all from today...we had to change Jaxon's clothes multiple times!

The boys are 7 months old tomorrow, so these pics are all we can get.
Loving the Boppy.
First snooze face down.

Second face-plant snooze.
Kung-fu pants :)


Heather said...

So sorry to hear Brady is gone for a few days. But you can now concentrate on Jax while Brady gets one-on-one time with his grandparents! Will they spoil him rotten?

Oh, and I love Jax's hair! Too cute! You're all in my prayers!

Amanda said...

I am sure that your docs have already checked this, but is there a possibility the sphicter muscle at the base of his esophagus doesn't close all the way and that causes the reflux? Just a thought. Really hoping the botox does the trick and you can go home.