Monday, October 02, 2006

Rough weekend




The baby had a set back this weekend. He threw up and it was dark forest green in color. That is not a good color. They have stopped his feedings completely, hooked him back up to IV feedings, and put the tube in his nose down to his stomach again to drain it. Today he is a month old and we all thought he was getting close to finally coming home, but now we are back to square one. They are doing X-rays and running all kinds of tests to see what's wrong with him. As you can imagine this has been very hard on all of us. Last night they had Brek and Brittany spend several hours of "kangaroo time" with him where they hold him skin to skin. It really gave him comfort to have that closeness with his parents. He also got moved out of the bassinet into a big boy crib because he's grown so much this past month. B&B took his mobile and colorful crib toys to the hospital, so that when he does come home he will have some familiar things around him.
I have more things to blog about but I have no time right now....maybe tonight.

14 comments:

Jen said...

Oh no, I'm so sorry to hear this Jolene...Poor little guy. I HOPE they don't find anything serious and he gets better.

HUGS to you all

Teresa said...
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Teresa said...

God Bless your Beautiful Family. I will keep you in my prayers.

Chris said...

Not the news I was checking in to see about. I sure hope they can find a reason and its not a mystery. Poor baby with the tube again...Where's that finger...tell them what you think!! :)

Valerie said...

poor Mark. i was keeping my fingers crossed that he was coming home...it's got to be hell for Mommy & Daddy to have to leave that hospital each time...without him. prayers that he bounces back quick from this setback & goes home soon!

September said...

awww, I was hoping for better news. Hugs to all of you. I hope baby Mark comes home soon. Love, Tember

SmileyCarrie said...

I'm so sorry to hear about the setback for baby Mark... thinking of you and your family lots. Let us know if you need anything. *HUGS*

J said...

Baby Mark seems to be the luckiest little guy ever to have such wonderful parents and a big supportive family. Tons of prayers coming your way that he bounces back quick and heads home soon.

Chickenbells said...

Damn it! (can I say that? because it's how I feel!) Poor sweetie little boy...I was getting so encouraged by his wonderful progress...is there any chance that this is no big deal? Probably not, unless he was outside eating a pine tree at some point. sigh...

Now I wish I really could send that extra apple pie on down...I'll be thinking of everyone!

Leona said...

I am sorry to hear about baby Mark. I will put him and your family in my prayers.

Rhona said...

So sorry to hear about baby Mark, I pray that they find the cause quickly and that he'll soon be bouncing back. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all

Gina said...

Lots of prayers for Baby Mark, Brek and Brittney and you as you continue to support them thru this. I think you are the Grammy of the year!
Love you,
Gina

Missy's Blog said...

Jolene, I'm so sorry about Baby Mark's set back. I will definately keep him and your family in my prayers. From what I hear about "kangaroo time" it can work miracles. God bless your family.

Pam said...

Awww, poor sweet boy! I am sorry you all and HE had to go thru that rough spot but one thing for sure, this kid is going to be a toughnut!