Monday, January 11, 2010

BIG PRAISE!!!!

Last week Jonathan's doctor appointment went very well. Even though Jonathan went the whole month of December without being feed through his G-tube he held his weight. Not only did he maintain his weight he had gained weight, and is now up to 55.6 pds. The doctor was so pleased that they said Jonathan can be off his feeds for the next 6 months as long as he maintains or gains weight during this time. We'll take Jonathan back in 3 months just for a weight check, and back on July 14th for his 6 month check. This is a HUGE step, Jonathan has had his G-tube for 18 months and this is the first time he has done so well. We are in no hurry for the G-tube to be removed, and it will be sometime before that's even an option. Last time they removed it they felt that Jonathan would do just fine, so this time we are happy to take it nice and slow to make double sure. Jonathan does very well with the G-tube, but we are so excited to be free of the night time feeds. We are thrilled with his progress :)




Our prayer at this point is...
* Jonathan will continue to gain weight on his own over the next 6 months
* Jonathan won't have any illness that will set him back where he'll need feedings through his
G-tube (illness is one of the reasons that we need to keep it in as a back-up for fluids and
calories )
* Jonathan will be able to keep up his energy level without the added nutrients from the
Pediasure

9 comments:

Amy said...

Praise the Lord!!! This is great news...I will continue to pray for him as he comes to mind and for your family:)

Selena said...

Great News, i know you all are very pleased with this progress. Jonathan will be in our prayers that he will gain weight and be free of illness. As well as the rest of the family staying healthy as not to compromise his progress. thanks for sharing your good news with us Bloggers!!!

The Pauls' Family said...

So exctited for you all! PTL for His answered prayers. God is so good! We will be agreeing with you in prayer for Jonathan

Theresa said...

Praise the Lord!!!

Beth said...

What wonderful news!!!!

Laura said...

How exciting!! I'll be praying for Jonathan. :)

misslynda said...

PRAISE GOD!

Since it's been a few years - - quite a few - - since mine were preschoolers - - - isn't there some sort of Pediasure pudding or something that will help with nutrients? And to think there are some of us who gain weight just thinking about food!!!!

Lyndi said...

That is great news! I will continue to pray for his weight gain and energy level.

The Adventures of a Simple Life said...

Thanks to our Lord for His mercy. May He continue to watch Jonathon through this time. Enjoy your extra sleep!
Christine