Oh, Baby!

14 Dec

Since his birth two months ago, our newest great-grandson has had more than his share of problems – and so have his parents!

He was a very big boy – almost nine pounds – but didn’t seem to gain weight the way newborns should.  It turned out he had pyloric stenosis, and had surgery when he was barely a month old. His mum, our granddaughter-in-love, had to take him back to the hospital on Monday morning because he was throwing up non-stop again. They kept him overnight, and sent him home this morning. They don’t seem to be sure if his problem is a recurrence of the stenosis or some sort of gastric upset. The doctors are understandably reluctant to operate again on a new born. At any rate, he lost seven ounces while he was in the hospital.

And that’s a lot for a little baby.

So now, he has medicine to take – infant Prilosec, I suppose – and his poor mum has to feed him every two hours and take him back to the pediatrician every other day to see if he is gaining, losing, or just holding his own. When the poor girl will get any sleep is another matter, but various family members are taking shifts to see that she gets some sleep. To make life even more “interesting”, our grandson is in the military, far, far away.

Hid name is Austin, and prayers are appreciated.

UPDATE: 7:20 PM – Eldest Daughter just called to say the baby’s father just got home. The military sent him back a month early!

 

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4 Responses to “Oh, Baby!”

  1. Lucie December 14, 2016 at 11:55 pm #

    Prayers are on their way…. (((hugs)))

    • thisendoftheswamp December 15, 2016 at 12:23 am #

      Poppa is home! He didn’t let us know he was on his way back because he wasn’t sure himself until he actually got on the plane. Thanks be to God!

  2. tiggerlyss December 15, 2016 at 1:44 pm #

    Prayers for your entire family. It is so hard to watch your little one not do well and aside from prayer, there is not much you can do.

  3. spookyrach December 16, 2016 at 3:47 pm #

    Glad the father got to come home early. Good luck to all!

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