Colby has had a couple of wonderful days ! We stopped by the hospital yesterday on our way to Stockbridge. The doctors had good news and reported that the swelling of his head had gone down and that his Brain Bleed had not gotten any worse. I was flying high after I heard this !! I could have made it up to Mass. without a car after hearing that great news !!! Yes, we totally understand that things could change at any time, but as Tracey put it so well "If we can't enjoy the good news, then we can we enjoy right now?" Both yesterday and today, Colby was alert, squirming all about and seemed relatively happy. He hates the tube he has that goes into his lungs. He's always pulling on that. Poor guy.
His heart rate keeps going up and his blood pressure keeps dropping. The doctors said this could be a sign of a couple things. First...it could be just his situation and nothing to worry about. Secondly, it could be a sign of an infection brewing. Or, it could be another part of his intestine that's died. Lastly, it could be that the hole in his heart has reopened. If it's an infection, it should show itself in the next couple days. They don't think it's his heart, but will keen an eye on it. And blood work would show anything with his intestine.
They have started him on breast milk again and thus far he's doing well with it. It's not to give him much nutrition at this point as it's a couple drops that are fed down a tube into his belly. But if he tolerates this OK, they will gradually increase the amounts and frequency to the point were he would get a nutritional benefit. He's gained a little weight and has broken the 2 pound mark! Amazing to think that our little guys only weights 2 pounds !
So you've got to be wondering why I put a picture of someone's feet up above.... Tracey and I needed to take an escape from everything so we went to the Red Lion Inn yesterday up in Stockbridge, Ma. For those of you who have never been there, it's an old inn within a quaint New England town. We like it's charm and the surrounding area. So we're sitting out on the front porch yesterday afternoon enjoying a glass of wine and trying to relax and get our heads together a little. They don't have a dress code but many people on the porch that day seemed like they sleep in dress clothes and iron their underwear. We were both wearing jeans, she had a sweater over her shoulders, I had a fleece vest on. Anyway....so there we are, looking around when I look down and see my lovebug's socks. She has these mountain biking socks that say "Girls Love Dirt" on them !!! It made us laugh. That's why I love her so much !!!