Thursday, June 25, 2009

Naked baby

Mitchell has a horrible diaper rash and today I was asking the nurse what else we could try. She suggested leaving off his diaper and putting him under a light to help. So after we started settling him down for the night, I couldn't stop chuckling at how funny he looks. He fell right asleep, typical boy... loves to be naked! (P.S. Jake made a playlist of classical musical for Mitchell on his IPod. This kid is SPOILED! and he deserves to be!)
Mitchell needed more support so they increased the pressure on his CPAP this morning, took him off steroids and took a chest x-ray. The x-ray showed a cloudy image and made the dr's suspect an infection so they started him on antibiotics. It was most likely just swelling from water retention. The blood work confirmed no sign of infection, so they will discontinue the antibiotics after the blood culture comes back.

They also did another echo this morning showing no improvements. They are thinking the next best option would be surgery to close his PDA. Although this will not cure him, it may improve his condition. This is sad because he will need to be transferred to another hospital, maybe over an hour away!!! and I thought 20 minutes was a rough commute.

I feel SO blessed to have so many people reaching out to us to comfort us in this time of need. We are so lucky to have family and friends like YOU reading this. Thank you so much!!!


  1. Mitchell's Dad(Jake), as I recall, liked the nakeys bit too. I think he eventually outgrew it, right?

    Kellie get all the Mommie nurturing time in with that little guy that you can.

    Love you guys and constantly think of you all every day.

    Love Dad Geyer

  2. if he still has diaper rash....we always make our own that our pediatrician told us about....mix aqauphor with liquid malox (get unflavored if they sell it). we just mix equal parts until the aquaphor absorbs the malox - it works fast.

  3. Hi guys. Would it be inappropriate to say he looks like Jake right now??? Just kidding. We love you and are praying for our little nephew Mitchell.

  4. Well now we have two seeks of cheecks to look at when we get on. How fun. Little guy--so many problems. How we love you guys.

  5. Wow, I guess I should have spellchecked. Sorry.

    Well! Now we have two sets of cheeks to look at!

  6. I love that picture! So cute. I hope that he doesn't have to be far away from you, but understand it may be the best thing for his condition. SHUCKS! We're thinking of you. Keep on keeping on. Lots of love and prayers, Kyle and Chelsea

  7. Hey girly! I'm back in town now, so let me know if u need ANYTHING next week...and/or if u need to chat u can call anytime! That sure is a cute little bum-thanks for sharing!

  8. What a cute Tush! We love you and miss you!

  9. Kellie and Jake, my heart goes out to you. I know this road. I have you and your beautiful little boy in our prayers. Kellie take care of yourself so you will have something to give. I know Heavenly Father will bless you and has a road in store for you. We send our love Kelly Barnson