Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Returning Update: Not returning

Whew, that was close! The surgeon who originally did Eli's fundoplication and G-tube went out of his way this afternoon, and visited us in the emergency room. He scanned through Eli's records, checked him out, and genuinely "took time out" for us.

Eli's problems appear to be irritation on the inside of his G-tube, where the "mushroom" balloon that keeps the tube place is rubbing the inner wall of his stomach. This isn't completely unexpected, but not very common, either. After X-rays, blood work, and dye traces, they've sent him back home. We'll be increasing the medicine that controls stomach acid, and adding a numbing agent to the area before each feed until that area settles down.

Dr. Allshouse is an amazing man
. We're lucky to have someone of his caliber available to us.

Thank you all for all your immediate support.

Matthew 18:20- For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them.


Stephanie Dollahite said...

Praise God!

Bonnie said...

Praying for continued healing for Eli, and increased strength and stamina for you both as you tend to his needs. Know that you are never alone and never unloved through this tiring time.

Tamara B said...

Good to get an update on you guys. I'm in town till next Monday if you need anything. would love to catch up with you if you can get away for a few minutes. I'm staying at Ashley's again.