I took Jonah to the doctor today, and she says he's still moving air well and didn't seem concerned that the gagging/coughing were from airway issues.
His ears look good, which was the main reason she wanted us to bring him in... thinking that possibly he had an ear infection. (Severe reflux can increase his chances apparently.)
He is teething, which I already suspected/knew. She said that his only eating when sleeping routine is a pretty extreme reaction to just teething, but being how finicky he is in the first place, I'm not really surprised that teething would send him over the edge. Not much of a change today as far as frequency of feedings (still only when he was tired/on the verge of sleep), but he did take 23 ounces (just took 7 1/2 before bed). And no huge spit-ups, although he did soak the back of my shirt/arm pretty good at one point (thankfully, it was just before bath time).
So anyway, still very frustrating because he's only going to eat as much as he sleeps (which is still very variable with him), but at least he took in a pretty good amount (for him anyway). I'm wondering if he's also got some blistering in his throat, because his reflux is causing him more pain than it typically does.
He had the biggest blister I've ever seen today. When he was so bad in the hospital, it was mostly raw skin (which was TERRIBLE), but I've never really seen the size blister I saw today. It took up the whole back of his right calf, and was hanging at least an inch and a half off of his leg with fluid. I had to get a chux pad (those blue water-proof pads) just to drain it on. I would have had to use about 50 of those little 2 X 2 gauze. Anyway, it was really bad... so bad that his bandages on that leg were soaked by this evening, and we had to redress the leg before bed tonight. Anyway, I'm sure it's hurting him a lot less now, but if that skin sloughs off (which it most likely will, because it was so bad I had to make slits in it with suture scissors rather than using a needle), he's going to be in some real pain... especially when water hits it. I feel bad for him. His testicles are so raw from blistering that he cries when he pees. (I'm not trying to be oh-woe-is-me - although this last paragraph makes it sound like it - I just know you guys like specifics to pray for... so right calf please.)
I'm still angry with my computer, as I have some video of Jonah I want to post. I've reloaded the software to the computer after having it reformatted, and now when I load the videos, they are showing upside down in both Media Player and Media Direct. Any ideas? When I'm looking at the thumbnails of the videos, they are right side up, but when I double click on them and play them, they are upside down. (They are also showing up green in Media Player, but normal-color-just-upside-down in Media Direct.)
I don't have a clue. I'm completely technically challenged. I want my brother. Or my sister. Or my other sister. Or my sister-in-law. Any of those would do really.
Oh yeah, I think I've picked the boys' verses... still just trying to make sure they are my final decisions. Thank you, thank you for all your suggestions. I don't think I'm the only one who has been blessed by reading them.
Well, that's it for tonight. Sorry for no video ... again. I'm open to suggestions on how to fix it. I'm very sleepy, and it's Matt's night tonight, so I'm pretty pumped about a (sort of) uninterrupted night of sleep. I think it will do a
Oh yeah (I know. I know. I'm not very good at wrapping things up). Matt's grandaddy had knee surgery on Wednesday, and is not doing so well. He is extremely physically weak (which you might expect), but he is also completely confused. Yesterday he kept thinking he was in Birmingham (where he lived many years ago), and today he kept thinking it was 1992. Every time he wakes up, he doesn't remember where he is or what he's doing there. He's having trouble answering the most simple of questions. Instead of getting to go home tomorrow (as originally planned), he will be moved to a nursing home (we're not sure for how long) on Monday. Anyway, if you could pray for Grandaddy, we would appreciate it so much. If you recall, he is Deac's best friend in the world, and we're all pretty fond of him ourselves. He is a wonderful man.