Saturday, February 28, 2009
They call me Mellow Yellow...
So, I'm in Omaha to visit this weekend. I don't know if you can see it in the picture, BUT, the first thing I noticed about my boy is that HE IS YELLOW. Yep, even his eyeballs. The term is "jaundice". That just means that the has too much bilirubin and it spills over into the skin, eyes and urine (his pee is orange). It can happen when someone messes with your liver. It gets kind of irritated and then it gets over it. In Isaiah's case, we don't know if it's from that(the surgery) or if his liver is unhappy about something else.
Isaiah is unhappy about not being able to eat food. He tried to eat cheerios and milk yesterday and it clogged his drainage tube. No more cheerios, unless they are pureed. I ordered some sugar free vanilla pudding and some pureed chicken noodle soup for him to eat. It all arrived and he was hurting so badly he didn't want to eat. So, he climbed back in bed.
I asked him where it hurt and showed him where his liver is. (Under the rib cage on the right side) When I touched his skin to show him, he about hit the ceiling-very tender...my poor little guy.
You can also see in our group picture that he is extremely grumpy today. Who wouldn't be, right??? Liver issues also cause food to taste different, usually in a bad way. I guess we'll see what happens, eh?