Alex and Maddy

Alex and Maddy

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Not much to report

It has been a typical weekend day around here....slow with not much to report!

Alex's pancreatic enzymes continue to be extremely high. They did an abdominal ultrasound yesterday and we got the results today. His spleen and liver are enlarged. Unfortunately they were not able to view his pancreas because his intestines continue to be full of air. The distention in his bowels obscured the view of the pancreas. The plan today was to run a CT scan to get a look at the pancreas and liver again, however there was a miscommunication about the orders. They have tried to get them worked out, but it looks like the scan will happen tomorrow. He is also running a little dry so they have added some additional fluids.

We were sad to see Grandpa and Daddy leave, but were glad they were able to spend Christmas with us. I cannot believe that this nightmare started a week ago today. By this time last week they were already intubating Alex. In some ways it has gone fast and in other ways it seems so long ago. I am so happy Alex has come through the sepsis as well as he has, but it is sad to see the toll it has taken on his body. He has not sat up for more then a few minutes at a time in over a week. He has not been out of bed. He is just sleeping and watching movies. But it is so nice to see a smile and hear a giggle. We will just pray that his strength improves each day.

We are hoping for a quiet night and to get back into a normal routine tomorrow. Thank you for your continued prayers.


  1. I am so glad he is doing better. I hope the pacreatitis settles down and he is back to his old self soon. Hang in there momma.

  2. So happy to see his smile again!

    We've never met, I started following Alex through Missy (ain't she a GEM!!)

    My heart goes out to you as you face these struggles so far from home.

    Keep up the good work and keep fighting, every minute of every day is so worth it!!