Friday, May 16, 2008

Day 124 ~ "Holy" Crap

Thank you so much for your prayers for poopies. After a lot of pushing, 2 enemas, and a few doses of lactulose, I am a pooping machine.

I was quite uncomfortable when I went to the doctors. I couldn't cry because I was just concentrating on breathing. My tummy was soooooo big and it was taking up the room for my lungs. Doc sent me to get a picture of my tummy. A nice lady took me away from Mommy, strapped me to some board while I was naked and looked inside. The picture was tough to tell exactly what was wrong....we saw lots of air, some poop, and he could tell there was an obstruction....but we didn't know what. Doc called over to the ER to give them a heads up that a famous little man was going to be paying a visit so get all the cameras ready! So Mommy and I headed off to Children's Hospital ER. Mommy wouldn't take me in the waiting room because of all the fans that were swarming the doors so we had to get security! (ok maybe it was because of all the nasty viruses that people walk in the ER with and Mom didn't want me exposed to anything and a really nice lady security guard checked us in). She told them that the star had arrived and they took us right back.....now that is what I call good service....they know how to deal with super stars like me. A really nice lady asked all sorts of questions and then got us into a room. "Dr. F." introduced himself and let us know he would be helping us as well as his attending "Dr. M." and (get this) another nurse named Ann Marie!!.....does your name have to be Ann Marie to be a nurse??? Dr. F couldn't believe all the famousness that was before him so he sent me to get some more pictures....as if my outsides weren't enough to gaze upon, he had them take lots of pictures of my insides. One of my former NICU doctors came to visit me.....she was allowed through the crowd since she was one of the docs who helped me before I made the big time. She talked with Mom lots about how I was doing and let us know she's a fan as well as many of my other friends in the NICU....and she told us about all the great posters that are up in the NICU using the materials we donated. It was great....she stuck around for the x-ray results.....I was full of crap.... we all knew I was a jokester but who really thought I was actually full of it?!?! These new pics showed that my whole tummy was poopies and there was some really hard stuff (27 cal formula???) blocking the way. I just couldn't stop pushing. "Great" Aunt Linda fought her way through the screaming fans (ok maybe they had some kind of trauma that caused the screaming???) and helped Mom out. She got Mom food, let her go potty, held me while Mom wrote down questions and spoke with the doctors....Mom sure was glad she was there to help. Nurse Ann Marie came in with this water gun and shot me right in the butt!....I was not going to let her get away with it that easy so I shot it all back at her.....but then she got me back and it stuck for a while. It started cleaning me out slow at first.....I just kept pushing and pushing.....and I got tired.....it was too much for me and my oxygen levels went down....PLUS I hadn't eaten in lots of hours....they were worried about my stats. Mom was worried too because she knew I just needed to get cleaned out but she didn't want it to put me into distress and it cause me to not make it through another day.....the staff said they would admit me and keep an eye on me and poke me (give me an IV) to make sure I was hydrated but Mom wasn't sure about the poking part (GO MOM!) and she also wants me to be home, free of wires and noisy alarms if God does take me....it was a tough decision for her but with guidance from family, nurses and doctors, she decided she could treat me at home....lucky thing for those nurses 'cause there was LOTS of poopies comin' out late into the night. They fed me a bit, hit me with another water gun (I was too tired to play) so I would loosen up more below and then, Nurse Sara took over and they hit me from above with seaweed green liquid called lactulose....should just call that stuff Drano....now we got the flow on! I passed lots of hard stuff, my stats stayed up and they started instructing Mom of what to do for me. Got a script for more seaweed juice and lots of diapers. I made it home ok and now I am just poopin' like crazy. My tummy aches a bit but it feels better than being stopped up.....at least I can cry because there is starting to get more room in my belly......I'll work through it. I am being fed just breastmilk and my meds until we get through this and then we'll take it from there.

Thanks again for all the poopy prayers....that makes it "holy" crap! Keep it up!...it's working. Just pray for continued strength to get through this "crappy" time! HA! Thanks!

P.S.~ I know I missed day 123...I'll get to it later. Thanks for understanding.

9 comments:

Jolly Johnstons said...

Way to go, Jacob! We're still praying for you and your family.

Michelle said...

Yay for answered prayer and yay for poop!!

:)

Laurie said...

I am so thankful for "Holy Crap" Jacob. I am glad that God hears every prayer concerning you. Keep strong little man and keep "cleaning out". Praying you are feeling great really soon and your mommy is relieved, emotionally that is:) I love you little man!!

Laurie in Ca.

Cathy said...

Thank you Jesus for holy crap! I am just joking but I am so glad you are better. You are so precious to so many. I hope you rest very well. CAthy & Annabel

K said...

Thank heavens! Also, I admire your decision to not admit Joshua and take him home to be with the family.

My prayers are will all of you.

Anonymous said...

Praising God for His goodness! You are one tough, little guy, Jacob. Stay strong!

Hugs - Lynne B.

Rebecca said...

Oh, Jacob. You're so silly.

But I'm glad you're feeling better.

I'll keep praying for holy crap. :)

Shari said...

Jacob, I have been keeping up with you, but haven't commented much. I pray for you everyday. I am glad you got that "holy crap" out of your little tummy and are now resting more comfortably. It is amazing how we are full of it and then suddenly the pooper blows up! Take care, little one! Bless you and your brothers and Mommy and Daddy, too!

Anonymous said...

I am so happy to hear that Jacob is no longer "full of crap"! Way to go Jacob, and way to go mom and dad. I can not imagine what the two of you go through on a daily basis. But through it all you remain so upbeat and hopeful. What an inspiration you are. God definitely knew who he was sending baby Jacob too, and he could not have made a better choice. What wonderful, strong, and brave parents you are. I admire you. I will con't to pray for your baby and for con't strenght for your family. God bless all of you. Stay strong.