Friday, January 19, 2007
Baby Carter, The Littlest Warrior
This today from Carter's mom Michelle. This little guy has been through so much in his short life. Remember, he was less than 2 pounds at birth. Please keep him in love and light.
"Carter’s surgery on Dec. 29th went well, however, recovery has been a different story. He still remains hospitalized and no word yet as to when they think he might come home. His digestive track is compromised as we know, but on top of that he contracted Rotavirus which really set him back. Last week it was decided that he was too far behind nutritionally, and he had to go back on TPN/Lipids for nutrition. Unfortunately, his veins are so damaged/scarred/blown they were unable to put in a PIC/PCVC line (or even a simple IV line for that matter) and he had to undergo anesthesia again to have a surgical line placed in his leg/artery.(surgery #6) He had lost 1.5 lbs in his 2 weeks after surgery, so there was no alternative to the TPN. The good news is that they feel he won’t need to be on TPN for long, just until he feels better and gains weight. He is already starting to look better and is gaining daily (instead of losing daily). Hopefully this course of TPN will only be needed for another week or so. We should have word by mid-next week if he can come home soon. He also had severe diaper rash which required special treatment, but that too is clearing up. (his poor little goo-loo had never pooped before, so it couldn’t handle the acid)."