I have been counseled many times that NICU journeys are usually a bit of a roller coaster ride. If you like roller coasters, read on. If not, you may want to skip this post.
Charlie is doing relatively well. He has two wound vacs on his old infection site and on his incision that was leaking. We have returned his stomach tube back to suction so that we don’t have anything to leak, in hopes that his intestines will heal. They think he likely has a gastrointestinal fistula that was causing the leak out the incision site. It doesn’t appear that any of the leak was into the abdomen or intestines which is a huge praise. The talk is that they give this 2 weeks to heal before doing another upper GI study to see how the intestines are functioning. This must show good before we can introduce milk. Today his left lung has been compromised, but no fluid there- which is also a praise. Not sure what is causing this.
I do hesitate in sharing so many details, but many of you have asked and I know many of you are praying specifically- thank you!