Monday, July 28, 2008

Gabriel Home and Doing Well

Gabriel has been home since July 16th and he is doing very well. It appears that the surgery has healed well and he is more comfortable now. The Reflux has all but disappeared and he is taking the bottle again. Today he does about 15-25 ml by bottle three times a day. Which is great considering the last couple of weeks before his surgery he wasn't taking anything.

Gabriel also had a bunch of follow appointments with his doctors:
Surgeon everything was healing well, he had a Swallow test done and the Fundo is working well. Food goes down and very trace amount come up. Our GI doc put him on a feeding schedule so his goal is to hopefully be taking 48mls, so we can start compressing. He had a Echo-Cardiogram done and his Cardiologist found absolutely nothing wrong with his ticker. He had a neurology appointment and they did not find any neurological problems, although she said he needed to build up his strength and suggested we get him OT (Occupational Therapy). He is already getting PT (Physical Therapy) and Speech and Swallow Therapy.

Overall he looks great and we hope he continues this forward progress.

2 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Awesome. I hope this means that he will stay away from hospitals as much as possible and recover fully and move forward! He is absolutely adorable!

With thoughts, prayers, Lung Function and Weight Gain chants too!
Elizabeth

Kenny and Jennifer Miller said...

So happy to hear that Gabriel is feeling better! May he progress now with flying colors!

Jen Miller