Thursday, May 21, 2009


The morphine wore off and Witt was in pretty good pain again. We've had to go back up on the oxygen. A doctor from the surgical team came by. She ordered an xray just to make sure the stomach looked alright. He definitely does not like his stomach touched! Witt won't get any more feeds till in the morning. His glucose remains low(in the low 60's) so they increased again the IV and will check that level again at 2am. The nurse just gave him another dose of morphine. For anyone that is curious, babies can become addicted to morphine but it takes several straight days of a lot of doses. This is just his second dose today and only 3rd since he has been in the hospital. Most likely, Witt just needs more time to recover. The low glucose is probably because he is exerting a lot of energy because of the pain. The glucose is the only way he is getting calories and he is burning those up. Glad God never sleeps so on these nights of no sleep for us He is wide awake too!!!

Taken xray but no results yet!


Kelli said...

Praying for Witt to be relieved of the pain he is feeling right now. And praying for you and Mel because I can't imagine how hard it is to watch that sweet boy be in any pain!

Debi Ostrom said...

Praying so hard for him and that he has a peace. He is so precious!