Jimmie was admitted too late in the day today for them to run any major tests. The plan for now is to watch Rachael bottle feed him and then supplement the rest of his meal in a feeding tube. When they first put the feeding tube in earlier today Jimmie was pretty upset about it. Rachael said he screamed and screamed and it took 2 tries to get it in right.
The medical staff thinks Jimmie should be taking 116 mls. After a failed feeding they put that all in through his tube even though Rachael warned them that would not be a good idea. He ended up having a horrific puke. Puking everything including the tube. Now they are heeding Rachael and dripping in smaller amounts over an hour.
They may end up running some more tests tomorrow including a swallow test. Please pray for wisdom as Rachael and Justin advocate for Jimmie and make decisions.
Jimmie is not an infant anymore. He is very aware of his surroundings. In the last couple of days when someone talks to him while he's in Rachael's arms he plays shy and hides his face in her neck. So cute!!! But what this means is that he is very sad right now. It is very hard to see him back in the hospital. Rachael said he is being very brave, but she can see that he is very aware and affected by his circumstances. This is breaking our hearts.
Please pray this hospital stay would be effective and over quickly. Perhaps you all could pass the word along to your people to send up extra prayers right now for Jimmie and the whole family.
I took this picture the other day. I have some fun videos to upload, but I just don't have the heart tonight. Maybe tomorrow. This picture is more true to how we are all feeling right now anyway. )-:
Sheesh. I'm sorry this post is so "down". I think I can hear the violins in the distance. (-: I'm *almost* chuckling.
Lord please draw near to us with Your peace, grace and comfort . . .