Saturday, November 15, 2008

Low Hemoglobin

Liam was up to 8 feeding in a row as of this morning. Then I called to check up on him and he decided to get really tired. His nurse ordered more labs to check his hemoglobin again. It was still pretty low (8.2) even though he was on iron, so they decided to give him an infusion of blood. He had to get an IV, which he hasn't had in a long time. With all this going on, they thought it best to let him rest during his feedings, so back to zero and we start the count over again. We really thought tomorrow we were going to be bringing him home. They even have all of his discharge papers ready. I think this is the third time they have given the hint that he will be going home and Liam decides otherwise. We are trying to stay really positive. It may take a few days for him to catch up and regain some strength again. He did take his 5:00 and 8:00 bottles tonight, 2 down, only 14 more to go!
This is after his infusion. He was really tired and didn't open his eyes too much. They took his arm out of his shirt to put in the IV. You can really see how chunky his arms and cheeks are getting. Even his little hat is getting too small.

15 comments:

Chris Klein said...

Hey, tell that Liam uncle Chris is praying and thinking about him. Sometimes it's two steps forward one step back. I am sure God knows exactly when he will be ready to go home. Hang in there.

Deb said...

I know this must be such a disappointment, but your little angel is doing the best he can and is in the best place!! Liam will be home soon and prayerfully not making a return visit to DeVos any time soon. Keep smiling and know we are praying for all of you!!

Blessings!
Deb

Neal, Rachel and Morgan said...

Praying for you guys!!!! Liam is getting so big!!! He will be home before you know it! Hang in there!

Ann said...

Still praying for you. What an emotional roller coaster. Hugs to you!

Nicole Poest said...

Thinking and praying for Liam! He is in the best place for him to be right now. God has a better plan than all of us :) He will be home before you know it! Liam is getting so big!! What a cutie. Can't wait to see you tomorrow!!

TracyVDM said...

Praying for you guys and little Liam!

Matt Yount said...

He's so stinkin' cute! Hope he gets to come home soon!

Meeuwsens said...

I can't believe how chubby he looks and so different from last week! Praying for you guys...I know you were so excited to have him home this weekend. He is in the best care and will be home soon! Love you both! Hugs!

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The Rotman's said...

That is an adorable pic of him. He even looks like he has some chubby arms. Too cute. He'll be home soon...

Jessica said...

It's hard to think he will be home at the end of the week then you turn around and they tell you different. I promise you...Liam will be home soon and you and Tim will soon to forget how long he was there. Still thinking of you all. Keep your Head up!! Jess

Bobbie Jo said...

He is getting so big! I can't wait to come and visit him when he settles in at home.

Jake said...

We're boldly praying for you guys. God knows our needs before we're even aware of them. Don't just "hang in there", know that God is "Upholding you in there!"
Mike, Sue, now 4"M"'s, & Eli

Jake said...

We're boldly praying for you guys. God knows our needs before we're even aware of them. Don't just "hang in there", know that God is "Upholding you in there!"
Mike, Sue, now 4"M"'s, & Eli

Brad said...

We are so sorry to hear that little Liam hasn't gotten to come home yet - but we are so glad that he is getting such awesome care there - we will continue to pray that he will get even healthier. We so want to meet him but know now is not the best time - just let us know if there is anything that we can do to help. Looking forward to celebrating Liam and Ella on Friday! Jill