Monday, March 22, 2010
Brody has continued to prove to everyone that he is determined to go home. He is now up to 6 oral feedings per day, and has completed all of them thus far. If he succeeds, he will begin "ad lib" tomorrow. This is where they continue with the scheduled feedings but is allowed to eat as much as he wants. This is a good thing because there were a few feedings today that he still acted hungry after he ate the whole amount. We will begin the process of discharge as planned for the end of the week. This includes circumcision one day this week, and car seat placement. Over the weekend his canula site on his neck broke open, and was oozing with a yellow-colored drainage. Today they had the surgeon come look at it, and see what he wants to do. He decided the best route was to drain it tomorrow because it was infected. Therefore, he can't have anything to eat after 4 am because they are giving him anesthesia, and are opening up the site. The doctor sounded confident that this would not affect him going home as planned. Today I realized how close we were to losing our son. The surgeon that normally wouldn't look us in the eyes, did today. Looking back at all Brody has been through, it's very hard for us to understand WHY? I remember seeing the fear in the doctors eyes as we told them we had complete trust in all there decisions. To do what needed to be done to save his life. They did just that, and we still have this miracle with us today. Our faith was tested throughout this time, and has grown stronger than ever before. Those of you that continue to follow this blog...thank you. It started out as a way for me to vent the reality, and ended up being important to people we love and some we've never met. Brody's case is truly one in a million, as the doctors have said many times before. I often wonder why something so abnormal had to happen to us, but end up with the same conclusion. It's because we have the support system, faith , and love to get through anything...and this just proves it. Thanks again for all the support, it will never be forgotten!