Oh, my goodness my boys are almost 8 months old. Where does the time go?
Max is 16 lbs. 8 oz. and Wes is...I'm not sure he doesn't get weighed regularly anymore. I'd guess he's around 14 lbs. Looking back at the first couple pictures of them I would never have guessed they'd be this big already.
This afternoon I took Wes to the chiropractor for the second time this week. The doctor was impressed that he had kept most of his adjustments. I have another appointment tomorrow. I am not sure how long it will take to see changes, but at this point I am really optimistic. Please pray that this works. Wes has been retching ever since he came home from the hospital the end of September. This would be a great alternative to continuous feedings, another surgery, and/or extending his Gtube to a Jtube (feed him into his intestines).
Max has continued to mystify the Docs. No one can figure out what is wrong with him. Yesterday afternoon his temp. spiked to 39 (102ish). Thankfully it came down a little by early evening. Today was a little better, his highest temp was 38. He was much more himself today. He smiled at me and copied my fishy face a couple of times. Mark and I really like having our calm smiley boy back. Please pray that his fever can stay down, and that the doctors can figure out what is causing them. At this point the only thing they can come up with is some kind of viral infection.
This afternoon Max got put on a vent that is similar to the kind of vent he will come home on. Nurse Mandi drew a gas around 5:30 and it was great! A great sign. We are hopeful that the transition to his home vent (when it comes in) will be just as smooth.