Dawson is home and in GOOD shape! He is SO much fun right now! He is chunkin' up and we are loving it!
Where do we go from here? Well, there is a lot going on. He went from just seizure meds to that and about 7 more! UGH! The bedtime process is about 40 min. right now. We are hoping to get that to dwinde just a bit, but we won't complain.
Dawson has "short gut" issues. When he was about 4 weeks old he had a virus that went into his bowel and killed some of it. NEC or Necrotizing Entero Colitis for those of you that want to know. He had a Colostomy for about 6 weeks (little piece of intestine sticking out of his tummy so everything coming out of it "poop" could be caught in a bag that was attached to his side) which was THANKFULLY put back together.
The consequences...the bowel that they took was the part that absorbs the nutrients from the food and distibutes it. SO, although we were told that it would not effect him long term...it does. SO, we are changing formula's, he is on a feeding 24-7 and with that, he seems to be doing quite well. If he and I could just kick this KILLER cold/flu we got slammed with.
The FUN part in all of this is that our boy is OVER THE TOP happy! He laughs almost constantly. Everything sets him off and we LOVE it!
Dawson can't get enough of all of the sounds around him. My sneezing, Dad's always too funny sounds, Mal fake sneezing, his own crying and even Jake choking on a popcorn kernal were nearly more than he can take. Ryan recorded some of it just for you.....
*Don't mind the duck and hide skills I possess in this little vid. You would do the same if you had been on your death bed for 2 days and not looking your best...or even close to it! Thanks Ry!