Thursday, January 10, 2013

Plan for the Day

We saw the attending GI physician this morning.  At first I was unhappy with what he had to say, but I've come to realize it's not so bad.  He believes that the blood Levi vomited was due to irritation at the G-button site.  That makes sense, and was actually what Patrick expected.  He went on to say that we will basically continue the plan that we have implemented at home with laxatives and enemas to help Levi empty his colon, with maybe some tweaks along the way.  He said that although they don't have any plan of action that will fix the problems right away, Levi is NOT in any danger.  I didn't realize how badly I needed to hear that!  I've reassured myself, but hearing it from the doctor took that thought out of the back of my mind. 

Levi just had a rectal exam in the hopes of stimulating him into going on his own.  If that fails, this afternoon they will give him an enema.  If that fails, they will use a rectal tube and saline flush to clean him out.  After that has been accomplished and he's tolerating feeds, we can go home.  Hopefully that will happen tomorrow.  He has had waves of pain and cramping today, but periods of smiling as well. 

I just have to remember that although this is something we have dealt with for a long time, and will deal with for a while longer, it is fixable. I need to be patient and rely on God.  After all, His timing is perfect!   

1 comment:

  1. Praying for Levi, and for his brave Mommy, Daddy, and the rest of his family and other care-givers.