Sunday, October 28, 2007

Got Poop?

Ezra does! We don't mean to make light of this bodily function but this really is a highly important feat for our little guy. Of course, we aren't totally in the clear yet being that his poop was like a pea size today but it does mean that something has gone completely in and completely out, which hopefully means that he doesn't have a blockage in his intestines. We'll learn more as the poops progress. :)

The surgean explained today that we are feeding him (yes, the feedings are back on...this status seems to change from hour to hour though) only 4 cc's every 4 hours (which is less than a teaspoon full) not to give him nutrition but to make sure that his intestines receive nutrition and continue to function. Ezra is basically still getting all of his nutrition intraveniously, which can get dangerous after awhile if his liver stops processing it well. But, we continue to hope and pray that he can hold the little feedings down and that he will start pooping more so that we can increase feedings gradually and decrease TPN over the coming days. So, that's the scoop on the poop...

3 comments:

tamiz said...

Sounds like it's time for the Allens to have a Poo Poo Party!! You'll have to do it twice, now when he begins pooping in diapers and a couple years later when he poops in pottys!! YAY!

estanworth said...

Great news, sounds like the little guy is holding up well. We still continue to pray for him. Love Tami's idea!!

Bill & Tenna Allen said...

We are so glad to hear the poop.
Its great news. We keep him in our prayers. Grandma & Grandpa117285ojai