There have been some ups and downs with our little man over the past week. I will start with the praise report and then go on to things you can pray about.
Yesterday they did their usual eye check for ROP and it seems that it is a little less progressed than last week (ie it seems to be resolving itself) they will continue to check his eyes every Tuesday, but this is good news.
Yesterday they also did a head ultrasound on him (they do this for all babies at 36 weeks) It appears at first analysis as if the grade 1 bleed that he had is also beginning to resolve – PTL.
Now things you can pray for – Josiah is putting on weight pretty slowly – he will jump up a few ounces and then lose a few. Added to this it seems in his initial intestinal surgery they were confused over which intestine sticking out was the ileostomy and which was the mucus fistula – I know this is overly medical and virtually noone will know what I am talking about – but the outcome is that it has now become impossible to keep his stoma bag on and it puts the little one in a very messy predicament which he doesn’t enjoy. There has been strong debate today between the surgery team and the neonatologists whether he should go into surgery tomorrow to put him back together. He is only 3lb 1oz – which is really too small for this type of surgery, but they may do it anyway.
Anyway, please pray for skill and wisdom on behalf of the doctors that they will make the right medical decision that will result in Josiah putting on supernatural weight and coming home early!!
Thank you for all your love and support
Jono, Shari and Josiah