Friday, December 04, 2009

E's Third Surgery

E had surgery for a fistula repair this past Wednesday morning. For the first time it was in the outpatient center, so we were heading home in the late morning, instead of settling into a shared hospital room for the day and night. I vastly prefer going home after surgery.

E basically slept all day, took his plain Tylenol and antibiotics, and cried when I fed him. But he is a good sport and has improved every day since. With a lot of insistence from me has has managed to eat normally. And without any insistence needed, he has sleep normally, and then some.

Now I am just trying to keep probiotics in his system while he finishes those irritating antibiotics. He will be done with those Monday night, so I am looking forward to that. Then next week we go in to see Dr. Joganic on Thursday for a follow up. I am hoping for no pulled stitches and a perfectly healing mouth. That would be the best Christmas gift ever. E has already been making new sounds while babbling, and even occasionally making suction on his sippy cup. *sniff*

The next surgery will not be until his nose reconstruction when he is approximately 18 months old next July. That one will be a doozy, but at least it is not for a few months.

E's first year has quite a tally going: three surgeries, 8+ months physical therapy, 7+ months of chiropractics, and an orthotic helmet. After he turns one (in a month!!!) I am hoping for a nice boring year with just one surgery and that is all.


EmilyCC said...

I've been soo impressed by you and R as I've watched you go through this year. Such work and devotion!

McDonalds said...

We have been praying like mad for your family...especaially little Eli (oh, how I love that little guy). I also thnk of your strength in all you have gone through this past year...I complain a lot (too much about my medical, insurance, children trials, then I think of others and really kow that I should stop...)Hope you are able to get back to your routine and probiotics very soon. Love, Sara

DTR said...

past: well done
future: good luck

Southern Spud said...

Glad you've made it thru so well. Fingers crossed for the upcoming!