Monday, July 19, 2010

Lastest Update on Ezekiel

Hey there,

Just a quick update re: Ezekiel's progress. Since he was hospitalised last month his feeding has improved slightly, although he still has required a lot of top-ups through his nasogastric tube.

His lastest appointment was on Wednesday 14th July where it was decided to put him on a continuous feeding pump overnight for 10 hours, allowing him to receive 300mls at a slow rate of 30mls an hour. This will then only require him to have 3 bottles during the day with 2 feeds spaced in between the bottles. By doing this, it also avoids the problems we face with getting large volumes in, in a short space of time. With Ezekiel's limited stomach space due to his kidneys he can find it hard to tolerate and often throws up, defeating the purpose of feeding him. His weight gain has also become borderline so with a combination of high calorie formula, nightly continuous feeds and an extra serve of solids this should improve.

So far the feeding is going really well and he has tolerated all feeds during the night and day. Another bonus with the continuous feeding is that we don't have to feed him 4 hourly during the night, as we have been the last few months. We are all feeling much better for this!

Please continue to pray that Ezekiel will continue to thrive on his feeds and maintain a healthy weight as well as healing for his kidneys. His next review will be on Wednesday 28th July so we will update you again on Ezekiel's progress after this.

Allan & Venita. xx

PS. His 2nd tooth finally cut through his gum on Friday! Yay! Also he is very close to walking.................he moves around heaps holding onto furniture so it won't be long. Luckily Dad gets to look after him now :-)


Jo said...

Hey guys, love the unit. It looks so fresh and clean and comfortable. So glad you are being blessed and looked after. YOU ALL DESERVE IT!! I am continuing to think of you and pray daily. Lots of love Jo K

Venita said...

Thank you Jo! It is very nice to have somewhere so comfortable and small, far easier to keep clean and tidy.