Monday, August 24, 2009

10 MONTHS OLD YESTERDAY!!

Witt turned 10 months old yesterday...WOW...what an amazing, loving God! Witt's "present" today was to take him off step down status. For now Witt is in the same room just off the monitors and vitals are taken a lot less often. He is also on a portable pulse/oxygen monitor which means Melanie can take him for walks and a nurse doesn't have to walk with them! This morning was also a changing of the guards...new attending and fellow. Witt's stomach is a little better and this attending would like to talk to the nutritionist and gastro doctors about changing Witt to a 24 calorie/ounce formula instead of 27 calorie/ounce that he is currently on. If Witt doesn't need the extra calories for weight gain the attending would rather try this first to see if it helps. Evidently this seemingly small change could make a big difference in Witt's digestion. OR not!!! There is always the "or not" but that's what you have to deal with when you are ruling things out. If Witt improves on the 24 cal/oz then at some point Mel could try Witt back on fortified breast milk to make sure about the milk allergy. Melanie and Austan should hear back soon from the transplant team...hopefully today or tomorrow. Our prayer today is that Witt continues to hold his own as steps are still being taken to get him ready to go home!!
Witt was awake early but resting now!!

5 comments:

Erin Drez said...

I'm praying, praying, praying!

Gayle said...

Happy Belated 10th month birthday, Witt!!! You are so precious.
We are praying for all of you and the doctors and staff members. God is NEVER caught off guard. He's right there with each of you.
We love you all so much.
Gayle and Bobby

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

10 months old. Wow! Step by step, this child and God's amazing grace continues to overwhelm me. God bless Witt and his family. Amen. ~Mindy

rise' said...

10 months of miracles....

Jenn said...

Happy 10 months my little guy! We love you so much! Our prayer is that God will continue to lay healing hands on you and protect your precious heart! You are absoutley a WITTness to us all! Love you little guy!
Jenn & Joseph