Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Update and a Bloody Surprise

Just a quick update because I'm exhausted....

Thanks for all of the prayers guys! You are all the best. Eli is home from the hospital now but last night was interesting to say the least. I originally took him down to the ER because of his wheezing and temp but when I was dropping off Carson at my parents house he started retching. I vented him in the car before I left their driveway from his g-tube and tons of blood came out instead of the air I was expecting. When we got to the ER his temp was 104.2 and he was diagnosed with gastritis, a GI bleed, and an unknown virus that was causing the wheezing/temp. He had 4 x-rays of his chest and abdomen, was put immediately on NPO status, and had an IV placed. Surgery came down and assessed him because they thought he was going to have to be taken to the OR to stop the GI bleed. Thankfully the bleeding slowed and after a gastric lavage with saline and a CBC, the surgeon decided it was okay to let him go home on "blood watch".

Now we are home with an Eli with 102-104.3 fevers, pain, fussiness, and irritability. He isn't eating much and we're venting him q1hr to check for bloody drainage. If he has an increase in blood drainage from his g-tube or blood stools, back to the hospital we go for surgery. We meet tomorrow with his normal surgeon as well as his GI doctor to discuss where we go from here. His wheezing is much better and his lungs are back to "Eli normal". I just wish I could make my baby feel better. They also put him back on Prevacid because they think one possible explaination for the gastritis is too low of an acid pH in his stomach causing an ulcerated area. He hasn't been on any GERD meds since his Nissen fundoplication surgery 12 months ago.

I'll keep everyone updated but I just wanted to pop in and let you know how things went last night and thank you all for caring about us!

11 comments:

tiffany said...

Kellie I dont know how you do it! Eli is one brave young boy. I'm relieved to hear he is home and will pray he can avoid surgery. He has to be better in time for his birthday! Big hugs, Tiffany and Liam

abby said...

We were sad to hear about Eli being so sick and we're hoping that he's feeling better by now, or at least that his condition is improving daily.

tiffany said...

Just curious what the outcome was and hope Eli is okay! Keep us posted when you can.

Jessica, Ivy, and Rose said...

How is Eli? Please update us when you get a chance. I am thinking of you guys...

hallegracesmama said...

Thinking of you guys...update when you get a chance!

Lisa said...

How is everything? Let us know!

Jessica said...

thinking of you guys and waiting for an update!

Jennifer said...

Hope everything is ok...

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday, Boys! Hope you had a great one!

tiffany said...

Cant stand waiting for updates!! Let us know how the birthday went!

Kim said...

Wow - I'm reading your posts backwards and you would never know by looking at those pics on top that these guys had any issues at all!
How scary this had to have been! At least reading backwards I know there is a happy resolution! : )