Today was a great day in some ways and tough in other ways...
The rough part was that Alex's belly is really sore. At this point the doctors are relatively sure that Alex has an abscess. He continues to drain pus out of the bottom of his incision which sits in his belly button. This same area is also flaming red. I was trying to wait to update, but it is getting too late. We are supposed to be doing an ultrasound of the area to see if they can see an abscess. We have also stopped feeds once again. The leaking is unbelievable. Yesterday and last night we were changing gauzes hourly and they were saturated to the point of being able to wring them out. As soon as we figure out the abscess we will tackle the Jtube. The pediatrician has personally called our surgeon. We did not see him today, but he is probably waiting to see what the ultrasound shows.
On to the good...We had the most wonderful treat today. Our good friends, Allison, Brookie, and Peyton (as well as Tony and Allison's parents) came to visit. Alex was SO excited. My favorite snapshot of the day was Brookie putting her arm around Alex, kissing the top of his head, and saying, "I have missed you so much". It was so sweet. Playgroup also sent large photos of all the kids to hang on our wall. It is so good for Alex to look up and see his friends.
After Allison and the girls left, Missy and Samuel came and picked me up for lunch and to take me to Target. Thanks for chauffering me around and hanging out.
So needless to say it was a nice day of fun and friendship for me!
Please pray for answers so we can continue to move forward and one step closer to home.