Monday, May 19, 2008

Hudson Update

Hudson has been at Texas Children's for about a month and half, but it looks like he will be being discharged sometime this week! Hudson was born with Pierre Robin Sequence, meaning that his jaw was pushed back, which was not allowing him to breath properly, and eat. He was at Conroe Hospital for five weeks, then we were able to bring him home for about two weeks, and then he had to be admitted into Texas Children's. We originally thought that he had a cold, but instead he had other issues. His airway was very dangerous, and they didn't want us to leave until his airway was safe. (The Doctors were very surprised that we didn't have any Major emergencies while we had him at home (with his airway). Hudson has since had surgeries, one a gastrophic tube to help with his feedings, and a jaw distraction. The jaw distraction was the hardest on us, because after he had it he was placed on a ventilator for eight days. As of today though he is doing much better, the airways has improved tremendously and he is off all Oxygen! He will be coming home with the jaw distraction contraption, but will only have to have it on for six more weeks!

This past weekend Costner and Brooks were able to go up and see him, they hadn't seen him for about six weeks, so they were both very excited to get to see Hudson. Though I think they got a little more excited about riding the trains downtown!


Robyn said...

It is so hard to see him hooked up to all of that stuff, but I know that God has BIG things in store for this kiddo!! He is going to be so strong (and will need to be to keep up with those big brothers!!) We love you guys and pray for you daily :o) Robyn

Shannon2-24 said...

I'm sad your little Hudson & you all are having this hard time. I'm glad that the surgeries went well & that he is breathing on his own!!

I just found your blog today & it was nice reading how things are going. I had been wondering what the issues were with Hudson.

You are being such a good mommy. I pray for strength & energy from God.