Friday, April 30, 2010
This morning, for the first time in almost 2 months, I came in to see my sweet boy's face completely oxygen free! He is now completely on room air and has been satting 85-88 all day! I had been thinking in the back of my mind that it might be possible to bring him home not on oxygen this time, but I was scared to even say it out loud for fear of jinxing it. Praise God for this amazing miracle!!! How cute is he???
The biggest issue we're still dealing with at this point is the decision of whether to put a g-tube in vs. letting him continue to do thickened oral feeds. (In the picture, you can see an ng-tube in his nose - until they figure out what they're going to do with his feeds, they're feeding him through the ng tube.) We had a GI consult today where the doctor told us the tests they're planning to run next week to determine whether Bodie is indeed aspirating. God has given Bodie so MANY miracles in the past week, it feels greedy to ask for yet another one...but if you would please pray for one last miracle, I would really appreciate it. Please pray that the studies show NO aspiration and they let Bodie come back home on full nectar feeds. Given how much he likes to eat and how well he was doing with it, it would be great developmentally if they would continue to let him feed orally. Please, please pray for that!
Thank you for all of your continued prayers - we continue to be in awe of what we have seen God do through our little son this week.
And, in other "God news," at Sierra's well-child check today, the doctor asked her to identify different shapes and symbols on the eye chart. One of the symbols was a plus sign - Sierra looked at it for a second and then said "church!" (I think she thought it was a cross). I love it - she's already witnessing at 3 years old! :-)