Friday, October 2, 2009

Surprise! - UPDATE

He came out with flying colors!!!!! PRAISE GOD for 2 healthy recovering boys! I can't describe how relieved we are and so thankful! God is good all the time. We asked Brooklyn's nurse to keep her isolette blanket on so she couldn't get jealous of her brothers having surgery and act up! :) They did do a xray on her lungs and saw a spot they were suspicious of pneumonia so they are treating her for that. They took a culture and we won't know for a couple days, but they put her on medication for it just in case. THANK YOU for all your prayers and encouragement - God works miracles and we are seeing them everyday!!

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We don't yet have an update on Landon...we waited for quite a while for surgery. It just started at 5:15pm. He has been a rock star on his conventional ventilator! They're not going to leave him there long, but he was pretty stable and gaining strength. Keep praying!!! The surgery should last about 2 hours.

The surprise is Brennan just had surgery and all went well. He's the big brother and had to squeeze a surprise surgery in before his brother. Brennan had a small perforation in his bowel. They put in a drainage tube to allow the extra air in his abdomen to vent. They may need to do more surgery down the road, but for now he sailed right through surgery! The docs are concerned about possible Necrotizing Enterocolitis. Hopefully he perks up tomorrow morning, but they are pretty confident this drainage will help quite a bit.

6 comments:

Paula said...

Wow, that was a surprise! Glad he's doing well and praying that Landon is a great trooper as well! (((HUGS)))

Soy said...

I found your blog while looking at someone elses blog. Please I know I have been praying for you and your new family. I hope Landon comes through his surgery well.

The Denby's said...

AMEN...with continuing prayers for all! Oh, the miracles we have all seen with your family. I know there's a long way to go but there's a certain peace present that I can't find the words for...

Tiffany said...

AMEN! God is GREAT!

Rebecca said...

wow, what a day! praise God for bringing those precious boys through surgery. thanks for the updates!

ktulu458 said...

My son Mark had the same thing happen to it- spontaenous bowel perforation. They put in a drain just like you described and he never needed another surgery. They were also concerned about NEC but he hadn't been fed yet so that was unlikely. It turns out that the indocin/ibprofen they use to medically close the PDAs can, in rare cases, cause spontaneous bowel perforations.

Your little ones are making great progress!

-Nicole Golden
mom to Mark, Andrew, Lorelei, and Tristan (26w0d) 12/3/07.