Monday, November 2, 2009

The Pendulum Swing is Killing Us!

We were less than 24 hours from taking Karsie home and then she took a pretty big step back. Kevin was holding her and she started to throw up.  While she is a pretty spitty baby, this spit up was pretty dark yellow, a sign of possible obstruction.  They did another x-ray and it came back a little worse than the other x-rays taken.  

At this point she has been backed off to 50% feeds, an order by Dr. Saenz, and they are going to give her a chance to fix it on her own.  Dr. Saenz is coming in tomorrow to take a good look at her and write out a plan.  We're sure that they are going to exhaust every option before surgery, but to be honest, we're thinking that surgery is on the horizon for Karsie.  

They are going to be putting her back on the TPN and fat tomorrow because it's been a long time since she has gotten her full feeding, so she's not growing.  They are probably going to be doing some extra tests to see what exactly is going on.  

This is very upsetting to us as she was doing so well lately and it is very possible that we are going to have to start all over again.  We hope that she can correct it on her own, but we're not counting on it.  We're so exhausted with all of this and feel like we're being pulled in so many emotional directions that it's starting to take a toll on us.  So again we return to the prayer well and ask for more.


  1. I am so sorry.
    The prayer well is infinite, boundless, and enough.
    The caution of her caregivers is good.
    She is in good hands.

    She has a wonky gut, and everyone is there to fix it.
    We are there for you, and Karsie, and to pray. Thousands of prayers are going out right now.....
    God blesses you.
    Love, Jen.

    It will get fixed in time.

  2. You are definetly in my prayers. May God comfort you and your little one. Hang in there. I am praying for wisdom for the doctors and peace for you. Sally

  3. Praying, praying, praying. SO Sorry. This stinks, just stinks.

  4. Poor baby :( I'm praying for your family and especially for Karsie, that she'll be able to get through this obstacle.

    Lots of love, thoughts and prayers.


  5. God Bless you all.You're in my thoughts and prayers daily, so Prayers are coming your way as always, to please let beautiful little Karsie, grow and get stronger every day, and for you her dear parents to find peace and joy in everyday. Take care, Pam

  6. so sorry to hear about the turn - praying that our God, the Mighty Physican, will heal her stomach problems without the surgery - you all are in my prayers

  7. I'll pray. I just know God's compassion is deep, and He will lift you up.