Friday, August 22, 2008

Surgery is set

Surgery is set for around 10am Friday morning.

He'll have a fundoplication (where they wrap the stomach around the esophagus) and a hernia repair (stuffing the stomach down where it belongs.) He'll also have a G tube placed (a port into his stomach through which he can be fed.)
There's a small possibility he may also have an inguinal hernia which would be repaired as well. And I'm going to ask the surgeon about circumcision at the same time. May as well just do it all at once.

Do you feel sorry for him yet? I sure do.

He'll have to be back on the vent for the surgery and will remain on it afterward so he can have good pain meds. The pain meds will depress his breathing a bit, so it's necessary.

We'll be back in the old NICU until he's off the vent. We hope that's no more than overnight, but it all depends on him.

Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers. Surgery is scary anyway, but surgery for a little guy with Robbie's history is terrifying.