Saturday, February 28, 2009

Need your prayers again...

I have to apologize once again for not providing an update sooner - my brain has been in recovery and hibernation mode I think.  I also didn't want to put away the suitcase, go to the grocery store or unpack the last couple bags after our stay - I know that sounds so silly, but my mind is in the habit of going there.  I procrastinated on those last three items until yesterday (and strangely enough, as I walked through the grocery story I thought more than once about turning around and walking out without the groceries - now I have a fridge full of food to consider how to keep fresh!).   Maybe God was preparing us...

We took Peyton back to the hospital last night with severe stomach cramps - he was screaming and yelling and nothing we were doing helped.  After 2 hours of that and the agony of watching him helplessly we decided it was off to the hospital again, against his wishes.  He was ready to stop complaining (how - I don't know... he was in too much pain!) just so he wouldn't have to go back.  Anyway, after an X-Ray and examinations, and after being sick to his stomach for all the wee hours this morning the doctors determined he has another partial bowel obstruction.  It is not severe yet and it was a blessing that we went in when we did, before it could become a significant problem that could require surgery.  He has an NG tube in for the purpose of draining his tummy to provide bowel rest so hopefully the obstruction can work itself out.  They are 99% sure it is due to the plasticity of the scar tissue, and that there are some adhesions related to the scar tissue that are causing the problem.  Our prayer is that the obstructions (multiple spots from appearance of X-Ray this a.m.) will work themselves out quickly and without surgery.  

Peyton looks much better this afternoon than he did this morning, so we are hopeful that he is going to recover without surgery, but please uphold him in your prayers.  He was so discouraged last night when he started to go through this again - you would think you were looking at a little adult if you could have seen him.  The reactions to the pain were more reactions of frustration and pleading than that of just the pain last night.  He is still so brave though - he quickly reminded me as he pulled off something related to a bandaid for the all too common bloodwork this morning that he is brave and can take care of it himself so I know his fighting spirit is still there.  I just don't like to see him downtrodden of spirit.  He won't stay down for long I'm sure, but I think we will forever have a piece of an wizened old man in the little boy we are borrowing from God.

No promises on the next update, then I won't feel like I am letting myself down - but I will inevitably feel the call of the keyboard in the near future.  Thank you for continuing to support our family in following our story!


reeceandrachel said...

I'm so sorry, you guys. You must be so tired of having to be brave. Can we help somehow?

Terri said...

Hello I just found your blog through a google alert on "bowel obstruction." My daughter also had a bowel obstruction however hers did require surgery. I know this is not fun. I am praying for your son. I hope it breaks free and no surgery is needed.


CB said...

Wow. Bless his little heart. I am so sorry, we will keep Petyon in our prayers. Let us know if there is anything we can do.
Carrie Brown

Anonymous said...

Oh Kari, We had an appointment with Oliver and popped in to see you guys but were so happy to hear that you had gone home! I hope things turn around quickly and that Peyton is back to running around his own house soon. Good luck with everything and please let us know if you need ANYTHING. Even if it's just a tea!

Anonymous said...

All I can think of to say is "dangburnit"!! But I am glad to hear it may just be a minor set-back. We will pray for you tonight!

I think it's a safe bet that Peyton will be pursuing medicine as a career.....start saving up!!


Kerrie said...

I'm so sorry to hear that Peyton is still having troubles. We do pray that everything goes well and he recovers quickly. What a tough little guy you do have, and I hope he is bouncing around home again very soon. As others have said, please let us know if you need anything.
Thoughts, prayers and hugs to you all.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry you guys have to go through this again. Poor little guy must be so frustrated, as i am sure you are as well. Hope it isn't anything major, and he will heal quickly. We will be praying you you and your precious Peyton!

Anonymous said...

Dear Kari and Jordan
I am so sorry things are still up in the air for Peyton. Know for sure you are all in my prayers.
Whoever said life would be easy?
Poor little Peyton. But what spunk!
Imagine fighting off the pain to try to stay home. This strength and courage will serve him well.
Shades of his Mama and Daddy in your "little wizened old man".
I will plead with God for "seasons of refreshing' for your family.
Love you lots

erinlo said...

Oh my. I'm so sorry to sit down and read this today. I noticed you were not at church on Sunday but did not know that you guys were back in the hospital. I am praying praying praying that you will be home soon. I love all of you so much!