Friday, January 4, 2008

Food, Glorious...... Glucose Water!?!?!?!?

Nolan is beginning to get some of the tangle of wires removed. The nose piece for the oxygen came off and along with that went the tape that was itching his cheeks. Also removed was a tube from the opposite end. For all the men out there, it was quick and painless and Nolan didn't even flinch. Three IV's and one drain to go. The moment I dreaded has arrived though. His eyes are swollen shut. It is SO pitiful. This can last for a couple of days and then the bruising will begin indicating that healing is taking place. He also got to enjoy 2 ozs of glucose water. This did not cut if for my boy that drinks 28 ozs of formula and eats oatmeal, fruit, veggies, and a main dinner dish everyday. In an hour he will get 2 more ounces. He needs to hold this down for several hours before moving on to formula. It is a start. He is back to sleep and enjoying a bottle in his dreams; his little lips haven't stopped sucking. I guess hope of giving up the paci anytime soon have been dashed. Daddy, Reagan, and Grammy are on their way to the hospital. Reagan will not visit today, but we will hang out in the lobby while Grammy gets to visit and then Bill will take over for a shift and I am going home to play with my girl, take a bath and rest up. Tomorrow we may be evicted out of the PICU so I want to be rested up for that. I want to take a second to thank you all for the comments you have left here, the email we have received, the phone calls, and all the prayers and thoughts that have been sent our way. It is a comfort to think of friends and family around the world (yep, Nolan has international friends) thinking good thoughts for our little buddy. We are so lucky.


Nepal said...

Wonderful update!

jessieruth681 said...

Praying he kept 2oz down and gets more soon! Thank you for creating this blog and updating it for us all to read.

Anonymous said...

All of us in FRNA IT are so happy to hear the good news. Many people here are checking this blog on a regular basis. Matt just told me that the blog got updated. God Bless little Nolan and you, Bill and Regan. Stay strong and Thank you for the updates.

Anonymous said...

Shelly & Bill:
Diane and I have been praying for things to go as well as they seem to have. All four of you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Gary & Diane Barefoot

Susan (Elsha) said...

Shelley & Bill,

Thanks for the update! Nolan remains in my prayers & thoughts as do you all.



Anonymous said...

Shelley I am happy things are going ok. My daughter explained to me what he is going through. She said when you get to a regular room make friends with the chair it's more comfortable than laying at the bottom of the bed. Hugs and prayers coming your way.