Oh, eat? Well, why didn't you say so? That's my favorite activity!
Bodie has been an eating machine the last 2 days and it's totally starting to pay off! He's finally putting weight on. He's probably close to his daily caloric need from his daytime bottle feeds alone at this point, but they're going to leave the ng tube in for now to give him extra calories overnight while he sleeps. I couldn't be happier about that. He needs to gain some fat, that's for sure. :-) Today, they put a PICC line in, which will be a more stable iv for giving him his antibiotics, drawing blood (no more heel sticks, YAY!), etc.
Rumor has it he'll be moved to the step-down floor later this week and then he'll stay there until he completes his entire course of antibiotics (he's on Day 12, so that will be somewhere between 4 and 6 weeks from now). When he's done, I think he'll go back to the cticu for his next surgery, but I'm waiting to hear the specifics from the cardiologists about that one.
Prayer requests for today:
1. Pray that Bodie keeps eating and keeps gaining weight! We need him to fatten up for his next surgery.
2. Sierra is SO much happier. Thank you so much for all of your prayers for her. It is pretty clear that she REALLY needed mommy and Bodie time. I now bring her into the hospital with me and she's having so much fun bonding with Bodie. We will probably keep doing that for the next 2 weeks or so before we start sending her to a friend's house a couple days a week (let me tell you, even a really well-behaved 3 year old won't last too long stuck in a hospital room all day). But when Bodie moves to the step-down unit, I'll be sleeping at the hospital, so Dusk and I will have to work out the logistics of how we'll get her up to the hospital in the morning and how we'll get her back home in the evening. It will change things up a bit, so please just pray for patience for all of us as we work that out. Please also pray that things work out for a long term solution as well. It is constantly at the back of my mind, nagging at me. So pray for peace - and a good solution!
3. Bodie's BNP continues to drop - praise God! Please pray that it continues to do so and remain in the healthy range for him.
4. Pray for no more infections!!!