April 5, 2009

Nine Days Old

Today was a quiet day for Carter. He really needed some rest, so they gave him sedation to help him relax. Carter is still fighting off the infections, and had to be given some platelets and red blood cells to help him on his way. Those have really seemed to help, but we really won't know until his cultures come back in the morning. Since he is on sedation, his bladder started to not work properly, so they gave him a catheter. Every time we visit him it seems that he gains more luggage... he's now up to 3 IVs, 4 monitors, a feeding tube, a ventilator, and a catheter. Hopefully he'll start to drop some soon. The doctors started his feedings again, and he seems to be tolerating them rather well. He really looked pretty good today, so we're taking that as a really good sign that his body is doing what it should. Tomorrow is a big day for the little guy. He'll be getting a CT scan to see what exactly his inner and middle ear look like, and also to see if the blood vessel across his airway is impairing his breathing. Let's keep our fingers crossed that we'll get some answers.

We also wanted to thank everyone for their prayers and well wishes. Thanks to all of our friends and family for the MANY ways that you have helped us through this, and thanks to Michael's work for your generosity and for the cookie bouquet. Those aren't going to last long around here.


Laurel said...

What a brave little boy you guys have! He's such a fighter!

Phyllis said...

I'm happy to see the update! I'm glad he is keeping up the good work! I've been thinking of you guys so much and look forward to more positive news about your little man.

The Bender Family said...

I know it seems like 2 steps forward and 1 step back. He's such a tough little guy! He'll be home before you know it! He is absolutely adorable! I get so excited to hear about his progress and pray that all will go well! Take care!!