On Thursday, Brenna got a feeding tube placed again down her nose thanks to her extreme lack of eating. We're talking one feeding, for example, where she consumed one whole ounce. (Special thanks to Aunt Jennifer who came over to put the ng tube in....because I was not about to attempt that on my own!)
However, the tube has not been so helpful this time, and Brenna is gagging constantly and not keeping much down, no matter how much or how little we're giving her or how slowly or quickly.
Then last night, she developed a fever of 100.1, and it's still running in the 99s today. We also noticed during her bath that her skin was looking very cracked and a little raw on her sides, similar to when she had staph previously.
Between her skin, fever, and the vomiting that has an incredible amount of mucus in it, Brenna is now an occupant on the pediatric floor of St. John's once again. But unlike our last couple of visits, this one is troubling because there doesn't seem to be an obvious answer about what's wrong.
There are a lot of issues going on, and it's going to take more than just a day or two to figure out the reasons.
If you're in the praying mood, we would sure appreciate prayers for guidance for our doctors and prayers that Brenna's body will begin to heal and that her stomach and system will feel better very soon.