Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Jackson & Daddy

Today it was just Jackson & Dad. Nichole went home yesterday with a bad case of the flu. Luckily I was just getting over my bout with the flu so I was able to take over. 24 hours later she is feeling much better. Not a whole lot happened today. Up until 2:30 we just sat around trying to get him the food he needs and not choose to give it back in a violent fit of throwing up. Mission accomplished until 3:30 at least. At 2:30 Dr. Clem stopped by and asked us how the study went. Interesting question considering we had not done anything or seen anyone up to that point. So she checked Jackson's chart and what do you know, a retrospective colon study scheduled for 3:30. Jackson quick took a nap to get rested up for his test. Once down in the radiology room he threw up within 10 minutes. Oh well, what are you going to do. They injected contrast fluid into his ostomy so that they could see the upper portion of his colon and determine whether there were any obstructions. The Doc said that his colon looked a little swollen but other than that no blockages. The one thing he did see is that where the colon actually comes out through the skin the it is being constricted to only a centimeter in diameter. I know that doesn't mean a lot to you as it didn't to me but basically what it looked like was a funnel. The intestines up to that point were pretty big and then where it came down to his colostomy it shrunk down to a little hole. Maybe this will be the information we need to get everything moving through correctly. We'll see what Dr. Bilmire has to say about it. Not sure when she will be up to talk to us. Other than that it is pretty much business as usual for the Schrock family.
On another note, Jackson got some balloons from his Grandpa and Grandma Tims yesterday which he enjoyed thoroughly.

Then today he got the post card that was to come with the balloons. He spent a little time reading it but then it went straight to his mouth.

As you can see Jackson is doing well and has been happier in the last couple of days than we have seen him before. I think it's all of the attention he gets from the nurses around here.

1 comment:

Michelle McGee said...

He is SOOOOOOOOO cute!!!!!!!!!!!!