Sunday, July 24, 2011


We were discharged from the hospital Monday.After almost 4 months inpatient I was enjoying my time at home.It was taking some time to get use to all the meds and the oxygen but at least we were at home.

I was just getting into the routine of being home when Brady decided to pull out his gj during his afternoon feed.I popped in a g and back to the hospital we went.I knew it was the weekend and we would most likely be admitted but I was thinking happy thoughts.My happy thoughts didn't last long though.They said he could go home with a g and get all his meds and TPN and come back Monday.Brady is on 24 meds though and can barely hold down feeds in his gj.There is no way he could handle 24 meds through a g so we were admitted.They changed all the medicines they could to IV(so thankful for the central line)and he is on 24/hr TPN.The plan is to get a new tube in tomorrow and go on our merry way.Brady usually never has short visits but we really need to get him home before more things happen.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

One step forward,one step back

Brady was doing really well.We have been in the hospital almost 4 months.We were finally hearing ramblings of the "H" word in a few weeks.He was eating by mouth which is huge.Thank you nocate nutra for making something he can finally eat.We were up to 3 times a day.He even made it to goal feed.

Yesterday he started vomiting again.It's not his normal vomiting though which is good.It's crazy when you have a chronically ill child that even though they are vomiting what they are doing now isn't as bad as usual.It seems he caught some kind of virus.Feeds are now stopped and we are waiting for him to get over this bug.

It is sad and frustrating because he was doing so well.He is even trying to sit up on his good days.Hopefully this is just a small bump in the road and he will still come home in a few weeks.

It is going to take time to get him home though because he is on 20 medicines,needs nurses,and as a fragile as he is you can't bring him home unprepared.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Long Overdue

I have been using Caringbridge more than the blog lately.I haven't updated in months.Brady went into the hospital in April.Brady can never just have a short hospital stay.He has had a broken line,2 line infections,and pneunomia.That is just the big things.He is getting over another line infection and the antibiotics should be done today.They say that his infections are not starting his gut so we have to be extra careful.We were using ethanol locks but that ran out so we are not doing vanc dwells.We are going to try feeds again tomorrow and pray that he tolerates.I'm going to do better about updating.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


Brady started pedialyte a few days ago.The first day he screamed.I wasn't sure why he wasn't tolerating since it was going at such a slow rate.I found out that they weren't giving him his morphine.He alternates between morphine and ativan because he is always agitated.The past few weeks he has not been a happy camper.Since he is on medicines to keep him calm he has been doing a lot better,

I had to fight hard to get his milk changed.He has been on elecare but he is still gaggy and retching with feeds.The nutritionist did not want to change his milk.I always do research before I ask about something.I wanted to give vivonex pediatric a try while we were inpatient.I asked GI about it tomorrow and they agreed so we are slowly doing feeds.I hope it helps.This is week 3 in the hospital.It is time to get answers and finally go home.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Will It get Better

We are still in the hospital.Brady still isn't back to his old self.He is really congested and I think he is just over being in the hospital.He has been in pain the past week.He is really fussy the times he is awake.He is cranky and not his happy self.They have now started him on morphine and ativan hoping that will help with some of the agitation.He seems to be resting so far but I have no idea how long this will last.They also started him on pedialyte and we will work on getting him back to feeds.I am really nervous and anxious about starting feeds back.I know he will do well for a few days but his vicious cycle will start back soon.I hate that we still have no answers on the vomiting front.I am exhausted and I know he is too.Hopefully someone will come up with some kind of answer soon but right now we still don't have any kind of answers.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Where do we go from here

Brady had made it a whole 3 months at home.He had battled the flu and pneumonia all without coming into the hospital.

We two weeks ago he went into the ER for his fever/vomiting spells.They sent us home though. The next day they called at home and said he needed to be admitted and we treated the line infection and he was sent home.

After being home a whole 4 days we are back in the hospital.He was once again throwing up and they found out that his line is no longer drawing back.

It has been a really eventful week for myself and Brady.I know it is not normal for a person to constantly throw up all day long. He is misery all day long.They say a nissen will not work and they say he cannot go back to a regular g tube.

What kind of life is going to have if he is always in the hospital for vomiting.I hurt when he is hurting.They say they have plans but I will keep doing my research.I am a goggle addict trying to find something,anything that can help him.I know he is not the only person who has vomiting spells like he does.I will keep looking and fighting for him.I miss my happy baby and I am certain there is a way to bring him back.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Back in the Hospital

Brady was discharged from the hospital Dec. 31st.During this time he has had a lot of going on.He has had a bout of pneumonia and flu.During that time we were able to keep him home though.He was approved for 18 hours a day of home health nursing.That has helped a lot so he can get care and not always be in the hospital since I think he gets sicker in the hospital.

Our streak of staying home ended last Tuesday.He was running a fever which is not abnormal for him.He was also vomiting which he does every few weeks even with a gj tube.We got a call at home that he needed to be a direct admit because he has a line infection.They are treating him with antibiotics and if all goes well he should be able to go home this weekend.

They are also adding back on lipids to him TPN since he is not gaining weight.He has always had problems gaining weight but with the vomiting and the constant diarrhea he is not getting enough calories and maintaining his weight.It is hard seeing him in pain constantly but I'm trying to do what is best for him.

I will try to update the blog more.