Posts Tagged ‘Niemann-Pick’

Ileostomy Bag

Few days behind in getting this posted. Brisan on Jan. 10th had an Ileostomy bag placed to help reduce the distention in his colon/ bowels. I can't think of a better way to sum up everything than by posting Jennifer's updates from Facebook.

Jan 10th:

Brisan is all settled into his room and doing well. He chose to be weaned off of the ventilator on his own so he is now off and got to be extubated! He's been awake off and on and his color and lung volumes are some of the best I've seen in over 4 years. Plus since we're not worried about gut motility he can have morphine again. He has had some vomiting and seizures but that's to be expected since he just had a major surgery. Thanks for all of the prayers and keep them coming.

Jan 11th:

Brisan update: so he's doing okay. Had fevers off and on all night and today. His BP is holding it's own but it is trending down. But he has an art line so we can monitor that better and more accurately. He is getting his pain meds scheduled but for some reason is very restless and hasn't slept at all. His new stoma is okay and from what we can see the bleeding has stopped. So now we are just trying to get him some rest.

Jan 12th:

Brisan Update: So Brisan is out of PICU and on the floor. He's having some pain management issues and possible withdrawals. This am we had a scare. He started coughing and his O2 dropped really low and wouldn't come up. So after some cough assist, breathing treatments and a chest xray he's back on oxygen and getting more pain meds. Waiting for Dr to come back to see what plan is.

So Brisan's chest xray came back that his lung volumes aren't great and he has some shading. So they are now keeping him on antibiotics for double pneumonia

Jan 13th:

Brisan Update: so he's been holding his own. He's had some de-sat issues but that we can work with. His new “bag” is working great and is already producing. I got training on how to change his bag today and Bri seems to not mind it. His life is drastically changed since the surgery. Thanks to everyone who has textex, emailed, called and prayed for Bri and our family.

Brisan in a good mood with Ileostomy bag

ileostomy bag


Pulmonology and Cough Assist Machine

Man time really flies. It is so hard to believe that in this past few weeks we have celebrated Parker’s 7th Birthday and Monday is Duncan’s 5th Birthday. It seems just like yesterday we were bringing Parker home from the NICU and Duncan from the hospital. As you all know I go BIG for Birthdays around here. We had a “Jenn style” party for both Duncan and Parker last weekend. The theme was “the Lorax”. I have to say that I think this was one of my favorite parties yet. We had a great time with our friends and family even if there was like 60 people here!

The Lorax Party 2013

The Lorax Party for Parker & Duncan – 2013

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Lots of Planning For Niemann-Pick

Life has been extremely busy for all of us. Brisan and Parker have been attending summer school a few days a week now and should be down soon. Duncan has been really growing up. He will be a peer model coming next month at school! Jennifer has been plugging away at school! Read the rest of this entry »