Monday, December 21, 2009


My nephew, Asher, has been in the hospital for most of the last week. He has had MAJOR skin rashes all over for the last 5-6 months, and now since September has been losing weight. Here are a couple pictures and some information from my brother's blog about Asher's release yesterday:

"Hey, guess what. Asher's back home! He was hospitalized for Failure to Thrive on Wednesday. He was losing weight and of course his eczema was driving him crazy. The doctors did well. They think he has trouble digesting milk protein and thus was losing weight and it also contributed to his skin issues. So they have him eating a special formula and it's working well. He gained about a pound and a half in the hospital and his skin is looking so much better."

Asher playing.

Asher sleeping or praying...but the rash on his body is WAY better than it's been in a LONG time!!! Thankfully, he's home now and we get to see them this weekend!!!


The Chance Family said...

So glad he's home and on his way to KS! What a relief to finally know what was wrong. We went through that with my middle son (who still has failure to thrive). When Logan was 6 months old, he flatlined and started to decrease in weight until he was a year old and weighed about 12 pounds! Right now, he's still off the charts, but will be 5 soon and weighs 27 pounds! He also has a TON of allergies that was affecting his digestive system horribly, so it was a relief to figure it out and get on the right track. It will get easier for Tyler and his wife to figure out what specific things Asher can and can't have. Its overwhelming at first though! :) We'll keep praying for them!

Amanda said...

We have been praying for Asher - so glad to read this update. Will they get to come for Christmas?

Amy W said...

Poor thing! So glad to hear he's doing better! My nephew was able to come home from NICU today also, but I don't know when I'll ever get to see him!!