I am sure you can guess by the title of this post where we are right now, but if you haven't guessed yet, we are back within the walls of the Children's Hospital. Peyton is training to be a nurse, and I needed another course on how to be a Mom Nurse so here we are. I am learning more about the gut than I ever would have chosen to know, but still only know enough to be dangerous. Fortunately Mom Nurses only need to know enough to make the owies better or to know when making the owies better is out of their control. Peyton on the other hand seems to get more and more fascinated with the medical field and has no problem watching someone get bloodwork done, etc. We asked him if he wanted to be a nurse or a doctor and so far he thinks he would rather be a nurse. I had to marvel this afternoon too when he actually stopped to wave at one of the "poking people."
On to the reason for the title - Peyton had another bowel obstruction last Wednesday. We had been home for less than 48 hours. The problems seem to be coming from the area where he had his bowel surgery done. The last two times he has had complications now it has been in that spot, likely due to the adhesions from the scarring. Anyway, he was again put on "drip and suck", an IV and an NG tube (nasal tube to the tummy) to drain his tummy in the hopes of releasing the pressure in his bowels to avert the possibility of another surgery. We decided to change his diet a little this time too, even though they say it has nothing to do with his diet. Hopefully this will work, but my mommy senses are tingling. His tummy is a bit bloated tonight and has been sore since this afternoon. Please pray that this will not be the start of another obstruction and that he will be ok tomorrow!
On the topic of prayers, please keep praying for our little friend Abby - I believe God is showing his love for her and answering your prayers. Pray for strength for her parents too; they are amazingly strong people, but are going through so much.
Please also pray for Peyton's emotional well being - he cried about Drew for 1/2 hour Friday, between a few sessions about how much he wanted to go home and how much his NG tube was bothering him. He misses him so much. He still has a very neat bond with Drew - he is quick to mention that he has a brother who is in Heaven and will tell you all about Drew at the first chance. I am thankful for the fact that this experience has made it easier to talk about Drew, in spite of the tears that might come with it. It has been a healing experience in many ways.
I would love to write more, but my bed (flat surface with pillow and blankets that might as well be a feather bed for all I know once I hit the pillow) is calling. Thanks again for all your support!