Friday, April 20, 2012

Baby Cole update

Baby Cole is still in the hospital...he's been at St. Louis Children's hospital for 42 days & we still don't know how much longer he'll be there.  His little body does not process sugars well.  They started him on a sugar-free formula awhile back & added a little more glucose each day, he tolerated it for awhile & then the major diarrhea came back.  Now even the Pedialyte causes him to have diarrhea.  They were supposed to start him on a new formula with fructose yesterday but Mama hasn't heard how well that worked.  If it doesn't work, then sometime next week they are going to do an endoscopy on him.  The GI doc said he may have a very rare genetic disease & won't be able to process ANY kind of sugar.  Not sure what happens if that's the case, he said we'd cross that bridge if we came to it.

With the TPN feeds, he's growing...as of Wed. he weighed 10 lbs 11 oz!  Mama & Auntie Lori snuck down to see him on Wed. & got to spend a little time loving on him.

Thank you for your purrs & purrayers, we ask that you keep them coming!  Here's some more pics of His Royal Cuteness...

4 comments:

Fuzzy Tales said...

Poor little sweetie, so much to endure in such a short life. We'll cross our fingers it's not all sugars, because gees, sugar in one form or another is in almost everything we eat. :-/

Ginger Jasper said...

Poor darling and I pray that they will know what it is and can sort it for him.. He is a cutiee for sure.. Hugs GJ xx

Angel and Kirby said...

Cole is in our prayers as all of the family. We hope they find out what the problem is and what he can eat.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Poor Baby Cole. He is so cute. We're sorry he's still in the hospital and know you can't wait till he finally gets to go home. Pawhugs!