Sunday, December 20, 2009

Poop Report

He pooped!!! Just as ancient civilizations danced to bring rain, we've been doing the poop dance around Riley the last 4 days...and it worked. Doctors gave the go ahead for him to eat again and boy was he hungry. He breastfed wonderfully this morning, Mommy was a little worried he would forget. So we're back on track, and for the first time, one of the doctors said he might be home for Christmas. They are going to start teaching Bill and I how to do the dressings. Also, we'll get him fitted for a special device that will go over his omphalocele so he can be in the car seat, and Occupational Therapy will make a special foam mat that has a little scooped out portion for his extended belly for tummy time. They think of everything here!
He also got some new digs. In the picture he is in a CRIB! Good things are happening here, we are so thankful to have such a strong little boy and amazing nurses and doctors.


  1. YAY FOR POOP! That is hilarious about the dance, but I'm sure you are soooo relieved! I hope you get the best Christmas present ever: GETTING TO TAKE YOUR LITTLE BOY HOME!! We will continue to look for the posts that you are home:)
    Amber Naughton

  2. Glad to hear things are trending well. I'd still be cautious, though: today might be too soon for having a few beers while watching football.

  3. Great News!!! We are so happy for you! Your posts bring happy tears to our eyes every time we read them. Merry CHRISTmas!!

    Mark and Cheryl

  4. That is awesome news!!! We are so happy for the three of you to be home on Christmas!

    Josh, Erin and Jack

  5. Poop is good! That is great news! God is good and providing fully for all of you! Love the updates and look for them in anticipation! It is like we are there with you! Thanks for sharing! Praying that Graham has a couple great days so that mommy and daddy can bring him home! Love ya

  6. Twice a day I've been checking your blog. I've never used the word poop, but it's a part of my vocabulary now. I really never thought I would rejoice when somebody pooped, but I did when Graham did it! The blog is a good way to keep a record of his accomplishment: the first smile, the first words, the first sit up, the first crawl, the first step, etc. because when you're 92 you won't remember. Love, Franny