Baby Braden Petska

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Eating Assistance

Good morning,
Our little champ is struggling this morning with his eating. He's barely taken an ounce for both of his morning feeds. He HAS to eat much more than this at each feeding in order to keep that feeding tube out. If he doesn't get enough fluids in, he'll dehyrdate.....less fluids in the body means less blood flow through the heart..... this can then cause his shunt to close. This is why it is SO important that he takes in enough fluids daily. Getting the ng tube back in means that he'll have to keep it in for a few days. Then, once it's pulled, it'll take a few more days to see what he eats on his own. In so many words, this is what will keep us from going home. Please pray for Braden's strength today. Please pray that with God's guidance, Braden will be able to eat enough in these next few days to prove to us and the doctors that he can be a good, independent eater!

Love Steph


Anonymous Anonymous said...

We're sending prayers your way.
Love, Aunt Barb and Family

2:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Petska family, we will also be sending our prayers and thoughts your way..As long as you make sure to give him a big hug from the heiss', we can't wait to meet him! Lots of love, Sara

3:34 PM  

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