Emmett has had a pretty rough day today. He started vomiting again on Saturday night, and last night he was awake and uncomfortable for most of the night. So off we go to the pediatrician this morning. He has gained weight, and is still pooping, so the doctor was content to just have us keep an eye on the vomiting, watching for any bile, which could indicate an adhesion.
So I take Emmett to Mike’s office to feed him at lunchtime. And while he totally impressed everyone with his cuteness, they were not as impressed with the massive amounts of vomit that he emmitted during his feeding. Vomit that included yellowish liquid, which has never happened before. Mike and I start to worry that we’re on our way back to Addenbrooke’s, but the doctor assured us that as long as there was no neon-green liquid in the vomit, we’re okay.
Back we go to the base hospital to the dermatologist. Where we are informed that unless Emmett’s skin improves drastically over the next two weeks with aggressive topical steroids, he’ll need to do a biopsy to check for more rare conditions.
We head home after that, picking O up from school on the way. I made the mistake of informing him that the plan was for us to go back to the base to meet Mike and Y, to decorate the pumpkins we picked out yesterday ( a fun kids activity the squadron arranges). I say mistake because I later had to find someone else to take him to meet Mike, after 45 minutes of trying in vain to aspirate stomach contents from Emmett’s ng tube (which we have to do before each feed to ensure the tube is still placed correctly). The home health nurse should be here any minute to replace the tube.
Please pray that Emmett is not forming an adhesion that will neccessitate more surgery – I don’t know how much more he (not to mention the rest of our family) can handle.
Because its Monday, I’ll leave you with a song that I’m really liking right now: Razorlight – Wire to Wire.