Overall today was a good day. Carter did great for his tests. He watched Veggie Tales while getting his new feeding tube and did not even realize it was being changed. Carter's contrast study showed a dramatic difference in his intestinal function. Although, his cecum (a pouch that is at the start of the large intestine) is still not functioning, the majority of his small and large intestine is! The image results showed a dramatic difference. So much of a difference I wasn't sure they had Carter's images pulled up. We were thrilled to get theses results. Since some portions of Carter's bowel are still not functioning, we will continue flushing them twice a day for him. They were a little concerned with Carter's weight gain, so they decided to increase his rate and see if they can get him to gain weight more rapidly. They gave us the ok to proceed with Carter's big surgery although they are extremely concerned that it will cause Carter to go back into complete intestinal failure. The surgery has to be performed for Carter to survive, so we will just pray his intestines continue to function. We will go to Johns Hopkins to get their approval for the surgery next month. All together, Carter had great follow-up appointments. We hope to drive the entire way home tomorrow. Thank you all so much for your continued prayers. Keep them coming! As always, to Him be the glory!!!
Watching Veggie Tales while waiting.
Carter was such a big boy, he walked some of the way to his appointments! :)
He played for a little while once we got back to the hotel then passed out!!!
Here are a few pictures of Cincinnati today!