Wednesday, July 05, 2006

No Drainage Yet

Well it's been 24 hours since they started feeding Lincoln his low fat formula...and there hasn't been any drainage yet from his chest tubes. Depending on the Dr. you talk to...the drainage would either show its self within 24 hrs of feeding OR take time to build up because they are feeding him such small amounts every 3 hours. If the 2nd was the case...it could be another day or two. We are just glad that the first 24 hours have gone by without any evidence of the chylo leaking into the chest cavity. It as also driving Lincoln crazy because they are going sooooo slow. He only gets 3 cc's (about 1-2 tablespoons) of formula and then he has to wait for three hours until the next batch. It is a major tease to him and he cries because he is like..."That's mean guys...I'm still hungry". Well, if we go another day without seeing any drainage, they will consider taking the chest tubes out and we will be one step closer to going back to Fresno. We will keep you informed as we hear! We love you all! J&K

13 comments:

Aaron Family said...

So glad to hear there isn't any drainage yet. Will continue to pray that it stays that way. There have been so many positive reports lately and everytime I read 'em, I get tears in my eyes. I am so thankful to God for allowing Lincoln to progress so quickly. I'm sure it seems like forever for you guys, but I am just amazed that he's doing so well in just 3 weeks. We can't wait to see you back in Fresno!

Michelle

Mara said...

we serve a GOOD God! every step closer to health is such a blessing! will continue to pray!!!

Sam Carter said...

He's looking so strong! We can't wait to come
see him soon! Hope all of you had a good 4th.
Your in our prayers everyday!
Love,
Uncle Sam & Aunt Michelle

Anonymous said...

We haven't met you before, but we live at Hume Lake and know of your family. Lincoln looks fantastic under his circumstances,and we continue to pray for Lincoln and your family.

Nate and Erin Sees

Anonymous said...

How much does he weigh now???
He looks great...
Terri

Anonymous said...

We were in sunday school this week when Sam and Michelle asked for prayer... And we believe in the mighty God we serve and the way He answers the specific and unrelenting prayers of His children! So we are praying for Lincoln!
Joe and Sarah(Parker) Sanchez

Anonymous said...

WOW!!! Lincoln is looking so good. We can't wait to see him, sure are praying that you guys can return to Fresno soon...Will keep in touch...

Love you guys
John, Julie and Alyssa

Anonymous said...

He sure is a handsome guy, (and I'm not talking about Papa!). I love to see him sleeping and peaceful. Thank you for all the pictures. I look at them to remind me of God's power.

Love Auntie

aunt donna from Oregon said...

Hey Josh and Kristen,

What a fabulous and encouraging report on Lincoln! God is sooooooooo good in answering prayer so specifically. I have been praying throughout the day that Lincoln will be able to digest what he is drinking and no leakage at all. I know if must be difficult for him to drink such a small amount and have to wait for such a long time to get more as he has no concept of why! Poor little guy. I pray that soon he can drink all he wants and begin to put on some weight and continue to improve so you can make that trip home to Fresno and begin your lives in a fresh new way. God's blessings to each of you. We prayed for you at Bible Study last night and all the ladies were blessed and encouraged by this report.

Love ya much,

aunt donna :-) Isa. 40:31 and Eph. 3:20

Anonymous said...

Josh and Kristen,

The pictures are beautiful! I especially love the ones of him sleeping. What miracles you are experiencing! We continue to pray for you.

Shannon Andres

The Bergman's said...

Wow, Lincoln looks so good. Such a handsome little guy. So happy to hear that things are progressing well. We continue to pray for Lincoln everyday. We've posted his picture, from one of the ones you put on your blogsite, on our refrigerator to remind us at every turn to be praying. Blessings! Jocie :)

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