Carter is still very sick. He is still in almost constant pain, or maybe I should say misery. He still has the NG tube in his nose and it is still pulling out a lot of gastric secretions. Carter's GJ tube is open and it is also draining a lot of secretions. We attempted to feed Carter yesterday and he did not tolerate it. He got distended, vomited and once his J-tube was reopened all of the Pedialyte that we had "fed" him came pouring back out. Carter has also developed cellulitis around the GJ tube insertion site. Even after antibiotics he has continued to run a low grade fever. Our surgeon has a feeling that Carter's body is just not tolerating the GJ tube and has decided it will be in Carter's best interest to remove it sometime next week. He will insert a small feeding tube just to keep the hole in his abdomen open.
Carter is still extremely sick and our surgeon along with Brandon and I have decided to yet again look for answers. The resources Carter needs are just not here in Mississippi. After doing a lot of research, we will possibly be traveling to Cincinnati Children's Hospital in the next few weeks. Cincinnati Children's is known for GI excellence and is rated the best Children's Hospital in the United States for GI problems. I am not sure if Carter will be discharged so we can fly as a family to the hospital or if he will need a medical transfer. Carter is in so much pain and requiring so much pain medication right now that discharge at this time is not an option. Hopefully, after Carter's JG tube is removed the pain will go away Carter will stop the large amount of vomiting and will be discharged. If this does not happen Carter and I will be airlifted to Cincinnati Children's. I am ok either way, as long as Carter is not in pain. The next few weeks are going to be extremely busy for Carter. Please continue to pray for him. Pray for the pain to subside and for wisdom for all of the new Doctor's we are about to meet. I will never be able to say thank you enough for all of your prayers for Carter. Please keep them coming!
Carter finally got four hours of rest last night!