Thursday, August 17, 2006

It seems like the past few days Joey hasn't been doing as good of a job eating and drinking. He usually is an awesome eater, but lately he's been choking on his formula and almost gagging on his cereal. I talked to his occupational therapist about it today and she told me to call his pediatrician tomorrow and to talk to his speech therapist next week when she comes for her monthly visit. But I think I'm going to call her tomorrow too. Sometimes it seems like for every step he takes forward he takes two back.

My Grandma had her open heart surgery yesterday. The doctors had to replace the whole valve rather than repairing it. So she has part of a pigs heart in her now, it's truely amazing the things they can go with medicine now compared to even 10 years ago. But Grandma is a tough ol' bird, she was sitting up in bed this morning eating jello, so she's going to be just fine. Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers for Grandma.

5 comments:

Michelle said...

Oh I'm so glad to hear your grandma came through the surgery just fine! It is amazing what they can do nowadays! What a sweet pic of her with Joey!

Overwhelmed! said...

I hope Joey's eating and drinking improves soon. I know how worrisome that can be! And I'm glad to hear that your grandmother's surgery went well!

Thanks for your comment on my post about Spiritual Nourishment, http://overwhelmedwithjoy.blogspot.com/2006/08/spiritual-nourishment-thats-long.html.

I like your ideas of taking a walk or a bubble bath to rejuvienate yourself. :)

RNP said...

I'm glad she came through surgery fine, and I agree it is amazing what they can do these days with medical technology.

Sorry to hear Joey is having a difficult time eating. I hope the doctor has some great advice for you. He may need a swallow study.

Michelle said...

I'm glad that your Grandma is going well. That is amazing how she can have part of a pic's heart in her body. We'll pray for her continued recovery and for Joey.

jotcr2 said...

I hope Joey gets his feeding sorted quickly. Sheena has always had problems with a bottle, as she likes breastfeeding. Now that she is 7 months, it is getting very tricky to ensure she gets adequate fluids along with solids. For us it is just a matter of persistance. Once is a bluemoon, she takes a whole bottle - but that is REALLY rare. Very good than gran is recovering fine.