Thursday, May 28, 2009

It's OUT! :)

We were scheduled to go in today at 1230 but they called again to let me know there was a cancellation and they could take Judah earlier! So we went in this morning at 0900. Usually we have to wait about 2 hours before they take him in but there was another cancellation so as soon as we got there they took us on back! So Judah didn't have to go too long without eating. On that note, he isn't eating very well today but tomorrow is going to be a better day...the latham is OUT!! :)


Tuesday, May 26, 2009

We went to see Dr. T

He thinks Judah is ready for the Latham to come out! Woo hoo! :) We go to see the dentist tomorrow hopefully they will think the same thing and we can get it out. The next step is the NAM...I am not too excited about that one. Soon you will see what I mean. Anyway I hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!


Here are some pictures I took on the way to a youth rally Friday night.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Latham

I thought I would post a little more information about the Latham. It is a device that is surgically screwed into the roof of his mouth to mold his palate and bring the premaxilla back.

The rubberbands ("power chains" that are put on braces) are taped to his cheek so he doesnt swallow them.

The only way I could get a picture of the inside of his mouth was to let him cry :( poor babe.

The tape across his lip is to help push the premaxilla back. I have to change it twice a day (or more if he gets spit up on it)

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Today has been a good day...

Judah is doing so much better. All the medicine I have been cramming down his throat seems to finally be doing something....I just realized I am a little behind on my updates so here you go!....

We took Judah to the doctor Thursday (and got in a wreck but thats another story... don't worry we are all ok :) ) She said it is definitely acid reflux. She gave us some more medication ( Prevacid and Bethanachol) and said we should see progress by Monday. Well Monday rolls around and Judah is still screaming in pain. So, I called and the doctor told me to give it a week. He woke up yesterday morning with an appetite! The pain did come back a little by the evening but not near as bad.

Dr. T took a look at the pictures and is real impressed with Judah's progress but agrees that he still has a little more to go in the Latham. He wants to see Judah next week (Im not exactly sure why?) I hope he decides it's time to take it out. It has been 4 weeks now! Seems like forever.

I heard on 89.3 (christian radio station) an interview with a couple that has lost a baby, they also have a blog. I thought I would share it with you. She is an amazing writer and has blessed me greatly with her words. I wish I had her talent!
http://www.audreycaroline.blogspot.com/

Love you guys!
Rebekka

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Frustration!

Judah went back to the dentist yesterday and she thinks he should have the Latham in a few more weeks...Mom's getting a second opinion! She took some pictures to send to Dr. T (the surgeon) let's see what he says! I really think Judah is ready to get the thing out but I'm no doctor..
The Colic Calm came in yesterday it's a little scary...looks like black ink. Anyway, I really don't think it is helping. I have only given it to him 3 times though hopefully I just have not seen the results yet. I feel like I am going to have a break down if this doesn't get better soon! He eats 1 or 2 ounces and then cries when I put the bottle in his mouth. I am going to give it this weekend with the colic calm (I have also started giving him Ranitidine again) if it's not better by Monday I'm going to take him to the doctor. I am just so afraid she is going to put him through more torture with a series of tests.

Jesus, I pray you would touch Judah. Heal and comfort him. Take away any pain he is feeling. In Jesus name, I put him in your hands. You are the best doctor there is!

Isaiah 53:5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Catch up

I just started this blog to keep my friends and family updated on how Judah is doing. He is now almost 11 weeks old so this post is a catch up on his little life so far!
Judah was born February 27th 2009 with a bilateral cleft lip and palate. Right now he is wearing the Latham but hopefully not for too much longer! He has been in it 3 weeks so far and it has been a journey! He has been having real problems eating but I really think it's more because of his reflux than the latham. I have ordered some colic calm
( http://www.coliccalm.com/ ) it should get here soon hopefully it will bring him some relief. I will let you know!


Anyway here are some pictures...enjoy!



I know, I know...he is TOO CUTE! :) Love you Judah!

I will catch that frog!

Who says you have to be able to sit up to enjoy the Baby Einstein activity jumper? We just propped the little squeaker up with a blanket behind him and he went to town trying to catch the frog :) He is getting so big!



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