At rounds today, the doctors said they still think it's more than likely an allergy to her milk that has caused the irritation in her bowels. The xrays are coming back normal, her bowel sounds are normal, and her blood work so far has been normal. These are all good signs of nothing major wrong. They have decided to hold off on her milk for about a week to give her stomach and bowels time to heal and rest. She will be getting her nutrition through her IV.
We were also concerned that her hematocrit was low (29). Since she is obviously losing blood in her stool and they are drawing blood from her for labs, we suggested another blood transfusion so she wouldn't get into trouble with her blood. So Claire is getting a transfusion at this time.
I was also successful in getting them to agree to do a liver ultrasound!!!!!! Can you believe it!? They still don't think the cyst has anything to do with what is going on, but they are ruling out everything else, so why not that. I was there when the tech did the US and my amateur eye noticed the cysts looks slightly bigger and instead of 2 cysts, I saw 3. She also had another xray done of her abdomen. Neither of these tests have come back yet. I will be checking on them soon!
We do have a special request today for prayer for one of Claire's friends in ICN. Her name is Eliza. She is the only surviving baby of triplets born at 24 weeks. She has been in ICN for about 9 weeks now. Claire and Eliza were roommates for a while and BFFs. Claire looks like a giant compared to Eliza b/c Eliza is still less than 2 pounds. She has had a tough go, but is a fighter. But her mom said she was having a tough time this week. Please pray for Eliza and her family.
Ok, so here are some pictures from the weekend that I promised!!
The Scott Family
|Hunting with Trent|
|Zach and Layn at the ham dinner|
|Claire Rose Scott Benefit Ham Dinner|
|farm animal theme!|
|lots of clean clothes ready for Claire|
|"I love to reach for the camera!"|
|My Missy Momma and Me|