Monday, May 31, 2010
Monday, May 31st was a pretty good day for the boys. The pediatric surgeon and the radiologists reviewed all of Austin's x-rays over the past few days, and have decided that they don't think his intestine issue is NEC. They have diagnosed it as an ileus, which is an obstruction of the intestine due to paralysis of the intestinal muscles. We are not sure, but the way we understand it, this is something that will pass in time. He has started to poop again in the past 24 hours, so the doctors see that as a good sign that things are starting to function more normally again. His blood work is getting a little better. He will continue to stay on the antibiotics for a few more days. They will still continue to do an x-ray of his stomach in the morning at 6am. They hope in the next few days to start priming his stomach again to get him ready back to feeding. He is still on the ventilator and they hope to get him weaned down off of the vent. Calvin continues to do well, he is back on his full feedings.