Wednesday, April 16, 2014

•The End Is Near•

He received his immunizations at Primary's. He weighed 7 lbs 11 oz!

I have hesitated putting this out for the Facebook world, but Peyton COULD be coming home within the next week!!! Eeeekkk...

He has been doing so good on his insulin injections & we took his PICC Line out while we were there last Tuesday!

I had almost forgotten how to dress him with both sleeves!! It's so amazing to see him without all the stupid wires.

He is eating at least 57% of his feeds! He is on his 2nd round of thrush & it's very painful. It's harder for him to eat, but he is pulling through!!

While Trev & I were there we met with a Diabetes nurse from the pediatric unit. I understood so much more after her explanations!

We also got our glucometer so we got to start practicing with that! We learned how to draw up his insulin & where to give the injections!

It's going to be a rough start learning a new routine for us, but we have made it this far!! We can do it!!

Trev Ky Kam Carter Wyatt & Peyton
Saturday, April 5, 2014

•Big Day For Peyton•

Today Peyton's endocrinologist has decided to turn off Peyt's insulin drip & start his insulin shots! This is a HUGE step for him! He is 7 lbs 2 oz & has enough subcutaneous fat to withstand the shots. His glucose at 1:00 p.m. was 96, which is a perfect number to start this adventure with. They took his glucose, gave him a dose of Lantus- type of insulin usually works longer than regular insulin Up to 24 hr duration, fed him, turned off his insulin drip & will recheck his glucose every 2 hours. Dr. Clements (endocrinologist) will be accessible today & tonight if anything goes wrong. If by 9:00 p.m. his glucose is not where it needs to be they will give him a dose of Humalog- rapid-acting human insulin analog used to lower blood glucose- to bring down his numbers fast so we don't have any scares.

If all goes well through the weekend, while Trev & I are down Monday-Thursday we will learn how to put in a NG tube to assist with feedings, we will also be doing all of his insulin shots as well & we will learn how to use a glucometer to check his sugars.

Keep Peyt in your prayers that this goes well & we can bring him home soon!!

Grandma & Grandpa Mecham went see Peyt yesterday!!