Saturday, January 31, 2009

Drug Free at Last!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Yesterday Edmund went down to once a day on his methadone. This morning he got his 8am dose, but now the orders are to discontinue. He's done great so far, so I'm sure it won't be a problem for him. This is such an exciting milestone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now we continue to work on food. Last night they put his feeding tube back in because though he's eating well, he wasn't taking the full bottle. Grave sadness:( I know they want to make sure he can eat consistently and gain weight consistently, but I'm not sure exactly what they need to happen before they're fine letting him go. We know he can eat, and we know he does eat plenty when he's hungry. I'm thinking, the sooner we're home the better. Mommy will be able to eat better and get better rest. Therefore her body will produce better quality milk. Plus, at home, Edmund will be able to eat as much as he wants when he wants; so I'm sure he'll gain weight just fine. In addition, we will of course be following up with a doctor who will help to monitor his growth. This will be part of the discussion with next week Dr and we discuss exactly when to discharge us:)

Thanks for the continued prayers!
Dennis, Heidi, and Edmund

8 comments:

MELISSA said...

That's great news! Glad to hear he is progressing so well! Hopefully he'll be home before you know it!

Julie Snider said...

He is so adorable - the picture popped up on my screen and it brought tears to my eyes. I am so happy he is doing to well. I will continue to pray that he will be able to go home soon. Love all three of you!

Julie

Stephanie said...

Hooray! One step at a time. He is looking good!!! Looking forward to seeing you soon.

Madeleine said...

Drug free! I'm so glad! Praise God for all of the medical help, giving you strength, and favorably answering your prayers. Edmund is blessed to have you as parents.

Madeleine said...

PS - Edmund looks adorable! Especially in that cute baby outfit.

Andrea said...

Awesome picture! Go Edmund..

Louis said...

Just Finished Jan 2009. what a long and eventful month for you....oohhhh my....the story had me on the edge of my seat as i went through each posting one by one....

First and foremost....glad to see your Son is doing well(as of Jan 2009). Seems as though you hopefully learned some lessons from this experience.

Looking forward to reading more!

goodnight...

Dennis Swender said...

We learned many lessons on how to advocate for ourselves in a medical system the doesn't listen, if thats what you mean.