This is Jill's friend Kristen bringing you words from Jill on Matthew's update for today. She cannot post herself from the particular hospital where they are at. We did this once before, I think exactly a year ago it was. This is not the beginning of a new yearly tradition for us (I promise). I know, because I am covering that in prayer!!!
So here is Matthew's update (written by Jill, just simply posted by me):
Matthew had a very nice restful day yesterday. The doctors say he is not "out of the woods", but they feel he is stable. We have not seen bloody vomit since Saturday night. So hopefully his gut is healing some. They are working on plans to get GI and ENT together to do a scope. That way we can look at all the anatomy and can see if something is causing Matthew to vomit. We also can know how bad the bleed in Matthew's gut is. Steve also decided it was best to take off for home yesterday. His business still needs to run; and the other kids need as stable as environment as possible.
Today was a whirlwind. We had lab work, and ultrasound, and an upper GI/small bowel test done today. We started with all of Matthew's breathing treatments this morning at 7:30 and ran, ran, ran until just before 2 pm today. We do not know the results of these tests; but will by tomrrow.
One of the tests was to check GI function; and he ended up throwing up ALOT of barium today. This was really hard on him and tonight he is working pretty hard with secretions. I think it really iritated his esophagus. Hopefully this test will give them some answers; because is sure was hard on his little body.
Thank you to everyone who is praying for Matthew! I do apologize for taking so long to update. I cannot access the blog from the hospital; and it is hard to type up all this information on my phone. Thank you Kristen for you help!!