James' EEG showed improvement! There was still abnormality, but his brain is healing! There will be another MRI by the end of this month and another EEG next month sometime.
James is going to be in the hospital for his first Halloween. This makes me sad, but at least he'll be home for Thanksgiving.
Last night James had streaks of blood in one of his diapers. So they quit his feedings and gave him an IV. No more blood since, and they've since resumed his feedings, but here's hoping he doesn't have an allergy to a milk protein. He's already on soy formula, which is something I requested because of Ben's allergy and L's sensitivity when she was under one year. But if he has the allergy then we'd have to switch to a prescription formula and/or stop giving him breastmilk for his tubed feedings. Hopefully that one bloody stool was just a fluke.
This is completely unrelated to James but Arwen has a great post at Faith & Family about Catholic mom blogs. I have a couple friends whose blogs I cannot read because of how bad they make me feel about myself. (I mean, really, can't they just own "pretty"? Why do they also have to be good at the things I am borderline good at, too?) I hope I never seem to present just the most attractive version of my life, and I especially hope I never make someone feel bad about themselves. I'm pretty honest, though because I'm hoping people will relate, not compare.
It's 8:30pm exactly. I feel like it's midnight.
Thank you for your prayers! They are working - God is listening to us!
Pray for: continued healing of brain, success with bottle feedings, normal muscle tone, no acid reflux - ever.
Praise God for: all the healing He has done so far, the Body of Christ that is lifting my family up through this difficult time.
Go to bed. I am. Good night.
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