Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Day 21

We met with the surgeon this morning.  The surgery is scheduled for 8:30 tomorrow morning.  It should last an hour to an hour and a half and will hopefully be much less invasive than the first one.  He will be intubated during the surgery but might not need the ventilator afterwards, which would be great.  The incision will be in the same place as the first but will be smaller.  He also might not need morphine at all, or perhaps just a little.  They will treat his pain with a "pain ball"  which is a localized ball that will slowly secrete medicine into the incision site as well as tylenol.  This way he will only be getting the medicine where he needs it and not his entire body will be affected.  He will be off his food completely starting at midnight tonight and once he poops they will slowly start the feedings up again.  This should be on about day 4.  He will be a very, very hungry boy by this point.  He will still be getting his nutrients through the broviac but just like before, he won't feel like he is getting food since it isn't going into his stomach.

Today the nurse allowed us to take Landry into one of the OB rooms to have a private visit with him.  It was nice but I can't wait to have him in our home.  Hopefully in eleven days!

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