Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Tummy Trouble

Natalie's counts are low and she is having a hard time tolerating the liquid boost that they normally feed her with. She has vomited at least 3 times in the last two days from the nutritional boost. All three times, her nose/feeding tube came up, but Natalie managed to put it back down her tummy all by herself. The nurses and doctors were really impressed with that. I am not sure how she did today. When I called the hospital, Natalie was asleep and I didn't want to wake her up with too much talking. Grant's parents are with her tonight. They have spent the night with her practically every other night since they've been here. Natalie is sad on the nights they are not with her because she loves doing art and playing with them. They leave on Monday so we are tryig to let her spend as much time as she can with them. We are also trying to get some rest, although both our jobs have been pretty busy.

Just want to put it out there for prayers for Natalie's tummy to be able to tolerate the feeds, or that she regains her appetite so she doesn't have to deal with the feeds. She's been able to take the boost the last 4 rounds, but her body has also been hit so hard with chemo that everything seems harder this round.


Anonymous said...

Thanks Tammy, we miss you and we are definitely praying for you. We'll pray for her to be able to eat well again with a good appetite. Love you!

Anonymous said...

Natalie is such a brave girl!!! We will pray for her to tolerate the liquid supplements and fell better to start eating foods.Love,Angelica

Cathy said...

Thanks for the update. Love & prayers coming your way from the Schaefers.

Heather said...

ahh, sweet Natalie, I wish I could take this all away from her. Our prayers are with her, thank you for these updates.