I've been asked to post an update on Brighton, the little boy who needed three attempts to get a G J tube placed to help him get nutrients so that he can start to grow.
Brighton has managed to keep down his feeds, mostly because his stomach is no longer used, but instead the food goes strait into his intestines. He is currently receiving 4 times the calories and nutrients of a child his age, but still has not gotten bigger. At 9 months he is measuring the size of a three month old. The good news is that the pump is working as it is designed to do and it is getting nutrients into Brighton's little body, into the place where they have the greatest chance of being absorbed and used. Mentally, Brighton has gorgeous engaging eyes. He flirts with the ladies, and readily smiles. He is such a joy to be around and to hold.
Tomorrow Brighton is moving away from me to begin a new adventure in a new state, and a new beautiful house. His family is blessed daily and has so very much to look forward to. Thank you all for your prayers, love and support. Brighton's mom posts updates on her blog at Blessed on the Bright Side. (She also posts some amazing cards that she makes.)