Sorry for my lack of updates, friends! There's not been a whole lot new to report. Clay is still doing really really really well! Happy as can be and playing with everyone :)
We've had some issues with him refluxing, so he still hasn't been fed since his gtube surgery last week.
...This past Friday, docs started Clay on a medicine called Reglan, to help him move things through his stomach faster. Reglan can have some pretty nasty side effects, but thankfully none have showed up yet. Please pray that the med will continue to work and cause no adverse activity!
..His gtube has been set to drain all weekend, so it is pulling all the extra saliva/secretions/stomach juices off of his stomach, so he won't throw it up.
..Today, they 'racked' his gtube, so it's vented and air can escape, but all the secretions are able to stay in his tummy. If he can handle things in his stomach and not throw up, we'll be able to try feeding through his gtube tomorrow! Please send lots of good vibes and prayers to Clay and his tummy--that he will tolerate feedings and we can get him off the IV fluids.
Doctors are giving the go-ahead for home vent trials, too!! Please, please pray we find one that is successful!!
He had a couple of excellent blood gas labs today, so they weaned on some of his ventilator settings. So this is awesome! Yay, Clay!!!
It still amazes me how far we've come in three weeks. Clayton Cash is a fighter! Thank God!
Much love and peace to you all! <3