Sunday, January 22, 2012
Last night was a rough night for Izaiah. It's so hard to know if he's in pain or just wanting to be comforted. Either way, there wasn't a lot of sleep in the Olsen house last night. We can see a significant change in the direction of his nubby; it is now facing more downward than it was. His surgeon has told us that it will be "weeks, not months" until everything is in place for closing his lip, and he will be seeing Izaiah to assess his progress at the end of this week. Our little boy is such a trooper, and we can see him trying so hard to enjoy all the moments when he's feeling good. This is truly becoming a bonding experience for us, as he wants to be held and comforted constantly. Since his surgery on Friday, we've been feeding him with a syringe with a soft extension tube, and he's been taking it surprisingly well. Apparently his hunger trumps his need to have his familiar bottle. This feeding method has also made it easier to give him his medications, since they're also administered via a tube and syringe. Overall, he's doing as well as can be expected. Please continue to pray for Izaiah's speedy recovery and for his emotional well-being, especially since we're facing at least two more surgeries in the next few months.