Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Gabriel Is still in the hospital

Gabriel has really bad acid reflux and they are trying to get it under control by giving him Previcid and Reglyn. It still gets him very agitated. Just imagine how much we as adults suffer with a bit of "heartburn" his is probably 10 times worse. They have him on continuous feeds with a three of hours of "break" during the day.

Hopefully they will let us go home by the end of the week.

Stay tuned for some updated photos.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Gabriel is back in the Hospital

Gabriel was having difficulties with his bottle feeds so last Thurs (4/10) we stopped feeding him by bottle and were using on the NG-tube. However his reflux was getting worse and he was having "episodes" of discomfort that would last over an hour at times. When he wasn't having these "episodes" he was doing just fine. He is gaining weight (7lbs 10oz) but his "episodes" are getting worse. Upon his visit to the GI doctor they witnessed one of his "episodes" and he immediately admitted to the hospital for observation.

He is currently on Previcid to help his Acid Reflux which everyone believes is the underlining cause of all his discomfort.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Gabriel Athan Comes Home

Gabriel Athan was discharged from the hospital on Friday April 4th, 2008 at 10:30am. He spent his first night at home sleeping in Mommy & Daddy's bedside. Although it was quite uneventful for him...Mom & Dad barely got any sleep. Thankfully Demi slept the whole night, she woke up at 7:00am asking to see Baby Gabriel. He is currently feeding every 3hours approximately 2ounces (65ccs.) That's 8 times a day!!! Four or five times a day we try to give him a bottle but he only manages to get half way through (30-40 ccs) before he gets tired. The rest of his feedings are done with a nose tube (NG-tube)

We are blessed to have him home with us so much earlier than initially expected and at such a healthy state. We would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at NYC Columbia-Presbyterian Children's Hospital for the care and support they provided to our family.