Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Day 13

Today is Wyatt's 13th day in the NICU and hopefully he will have many more uneventful days in NICU like the last three! He is having a good day today. The doctor increased his feedings by 1/2 a cc again and he had a bowel movement this morning. I'm getting more and more nervous about his gut because the doctor mentions NEC (necrotizing enterocolitis) every morning when he comes to tell me the plan for the day. We are praying that the Lord will protect Wyatt's belly from this devastating disease. There are a few things that have been proven to help prevent NEC. Breastmilk is one and a closed PDA is the other. Wyatt is getting breastmilk through a tube that runs from his nose directly to his stomach and according to his last heart scan his PDA is still closed. Hopefully he will not have any problems with his gut so that his body can focus on healing his lungs.
Thank you again for your prayers and support. Wyatt is still fighting and I hope that with continued prayer he will grow stronger each day!

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