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Monday, September 25, 2006

Moose Update

I wanted to give an update on the babe and to clarify one more time what is going on with Gabriel. I am getting frantic phone calls from family members misunderstanding and thinking that somehow Gabriel ate spinach and now has E.Coli. According to what his Dr. told me, everybody has E.Coli in their body. For some reason Gabriel's body found a way to "host" the bacteria and it began to grow into an infection. Therefore, he ended up with a kidney infection. Thier guess is that his bladder is backing up into his kidneys and he will eventually outgrow this condition, but will be on long term antibiotics until that happens. He has a test this week to see if that is the case. I know this is confusing, especially with all of the E.Coli stuff in the media right now, but I can assure you that Gabriel wasn't eating spinach . . . no he didn't drink spinach juice either (yes, I was asked that!) So, I added this pic of Gabriel, who looks as confused as everybody else does!!!

Overall though, Gabriel is doing much better. He has lost all of his jaundice color and is a healthy pink color now. He has gained weight and was 9#7oz on Saturday. He did have his first bottle, because Jayme was so exhausted that I sent her home to sleep for awhile. I was worried about her getting sick from stress and exhaustion. Each time she would sleep, somebody would come in to check on Moose. He had his regular dr. another Dr. that our Dr. called in, an infection disease Dr. and a specialist. Suffice it to say he is well taken care of! He seems much happier now, more awake and alert, and even gave his first smile!! He melted all of our hearts.

Jayme is holding up pretty well. She is tired and wants to come home, and really really bored! I try to keep her well stocked with snacks and food, books and she has a TV in the room, but she is bored nonetheless. I have only been able to get her to leave once for some sleep, and a few walks around the hospital for fresh air. She is so worried about her baby though, and doesn't want to leave his side. She also hasn't had many visitors so that further compounds her loneliness and boredom. I am there when I can be but I also have my own kiddos and classes starting, so its not full time. Tony did come up this weekend for the first time since Gabe was admitted Tuesday morning. It was good for him to see his son, and gave Jayme somebody to talk to.

SO, all is going as well as we can hope. Gabriel is having more tests this week but we are thinking he can come home on Friday if all goes well. His mama sure wants to get him home where she can love on him without a big IV in his head :( I want them home so I can stop worrying each time my phone rings. Jayme is supposed to go back to school in 3 weeks, so I am really hoping that she gets some time with him, before she goes back to school. She deserves to be a mommy of a healthy baby for awhile!!

So, I hope that clarifies where we are at this point, I hope I don't get any more frantic phone calls. Gabriel is recovering nicely, coming home soon . . . all looks well!



  • Glad to see an update and that he is doing well. You are such a wonderful Grandma and they are both lucky to have you. Gabriel is adorable! I hope he and Jayme will be home soon! ~Earlene

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:32 AM  

  • big hugs Kat - I hope they are both home very soon! I've been thinking about you all often and I'm so glad that Jaime is being treated well at the hospital. Much love to you!

    By Anonymous ~ danielle, at 5:25 AM  

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