August 18, 2010

Hello everyone,

So sorry it has been so long since a decent update has been posted. Things have been exactly the same for about a week and a half so there wasn’t much to update until now.
We have good news and bad news.
Good news first (I’m usually all for bad news first but you need the good news to understand the bad news)
K so Shepherd is taking 8 bottles a day. that’s right you read that right- e-i-g-h-t!! He’s sleeping now and he has no signs of reflux any more. This is such wonderflu news to us. Our little man isn’t miserable any more. He’s back to his happy little self.
The bad news is that he isn’t gaining weight. They think this is because he has jaundice in his liver. Because of this, his liver is so busy trying to filter out all the billiruben that it isn’t properly metabolizing the fat he’s supposed to be getting from the formula he’s on.  So, what do we do about that? Well we wait (story of our lives). They have switched him onto a formula that is “pre-digested” this formula is exactly what it sounds like. Since it is pre-digested the nutrients in it are far more easily absorbed. So we are all hoping that this will increase his weight gain. If it does not then he will be transferred to plano medical center sometime next week so they can take a closer look at what could be causing that. Tuesday the 24th is our benchmark check day. If he hasn’t started gaining weight by then- Plano will be in our immediate future. If he has then we get to start talking about getting the little guy home. So please please be praying with us that he gains about an ounce a day from now until Tuesday. He needs it. We need it.

As always, thank you for your constant prayer and support. we love you all.

~the janii


4 Responses to “update”

  1. Becky Johnson said

    Praying for your little guy!

  2. nuney said

    praying. constantly.

    the Lord is massively at work in my prayer life through this as i know He is for you too. its a frustrating feeling to know that all i can do is pray -and even more frustrating to realize that that is so often still my attitude toward the gift of being able to petition the most high God.

    im on my knees. iloveyou3.

  3. 8 bottles!!!!!! Go Shep!
    Praying relentlessly!

  4. melissa said

    dear jesse and leslie,
    we love you guys and love shepherd too!!! praying for him to get huge!!! and for you all to have a peace that is supernatural!

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