Thursday, December 10, 2009

Graham's Omphalocele

All of this talk about an omphalocele the past few months and now here it is. What you are looking at is mostly Graham's liver. There is much less intestine in it than anticipated, which is good news. The surgeon is also happy about the developement of some skin around the base (which you cannot see). The process before surgery is to gently pressure the omphalocele into the abdomen daily. It is then wrapped snuggly. This procedure is called reduction. This a little uncomfortable for Graham, but he is a real trooper. I think it is actually harder on Mommy! We are looking at surgery early next week.

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