Judah has had a pretty good few days. The beginning of the week was pretty rough as he was throwing up quite a bit. At first it was related to extremely thick mucus that he couldn’t swallow and was too thick to suction out. Then, that seemed to resolve and his throwing up appeared to be food related. Because of all these issues they decided to see if he was ready to tolerate un-skimmed milk. If you’ve been following for a while, you’ll remember back in late November (click here to read that post) we learned that Judah had a “leak” somewhere and wasn’t able to absorb fats well. So we started skimming the breast milk and adding different types of formulas to supplement. Anyway…we’ve been giving him “whole” milk the last few days and I’m happy to report that his “leak” has healed up! Thank God!
Liz and I have been doing a lot of training and teaching this week. It’s been great to learn how to care for his minor but necessary needs. So often we would need to go out and ask a nurse to come help with something but now we can do most everything ourselves. It’s a really great feeling! We haven’t heard anything yet about the home care nurses or anything from the state but we knew it would take a little while.
Once Judah is steadily keeping his feeds down, we will start getting him into more of a routine that will suit our home life. Please pray he continues to digest his food and keep it all down. They’ll be increasing the amount he gets over the next few days and that has sometimes been hard for him.
God has been so good to us over these past 10 weeks. Not many newborns can endure five surgeries in the timeframe Judah has. God has given us peace and the grace to walk through this incredibly difficult time. We are so grateful for our baby Judah and can’t wait to start our home life as a family for the first time.
Thank you all so much for keeping us in your thoughts and prayers. It means so very much to us!
Nick & Liz