Quite the handsome devil.

14 July 2012

Growing pains.

Everything went well with the MRI yesterday.  We were able to remove the neck brace after 2 1/2 weeks and give Jackson something pretty close to a bath.  He was pretty active last night before we left, moving everything including his head.  Lots of involuntary movements at this point while the brain is rewiring and the body gets used to interpreting signals again.

As far as the fracture and the plan for treating it, we will meet with Dr. Thompson the neurosurgeon on Monday and discuss our options.  I have a feeling that he will want to let it heal on it's own rather than do anything that might risk causing problems with the brain.  We'll see what he has to say on Monday.

Looks like we will be going forward with a feeding tube sometime in the next few days.  It will take a while for Jackson to get used to eating again and we don't want him to lose any more weight.  Ashley and I are considering putting lots of pureed fruits and veggies in there.  Wonder if Jackson would notice?

Going home to spend time with the kids and do some errands today.  It's been over a week since I've been home.  Emalie does such a good job putting up with all of the chaos of the Ingram boys and is even sacrificing the pleasure of sleeping in.  Hopefully it will be a quiet day here at the hospital with Ashley and Jackson.

We are so grateful for all of your thoughtfulness and concern and prayers.  Our family couldn't make it through this without the support of our family and friends, and the love of our Heavenly Father.  Growing pains sure hurt, but hopefully they will make us stronger, better people.

We love you,

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