Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Minor Setback

Yesterday when I was doing Graham's dressing I noticed along the incision on the underside of his omphalocele there were a few spots that looked whitish and were puffing out slightly. I said something to the nurse and we tossed it up to the healing process. This afternoon when we did his dressing it had quadrupled in size and was definitely something to cause concern. What is happening is a couple of his stitches came out and part of his bowel is protruding out the bottom of the omphalocele. So, he's going back into surgery tomorrow morning (Wednesday) at 9am to mend the problem. Poor little guy, he just got off all his pain meds, got his IV out and has been eating great. We could really tell today he has gotten his strength back. Plus side, it won't be as invasive of a procedure as before which is a good thing. Home for Christmas might not be happening now which is a little disappointing, but we'll celebrate whenever we get there whatever day that happens to be. I want Graham to be as healthy as possible and we're just glad something like this didn't happen when we were already home. Keep our little guy in your thoughts and prayers tomorrow and we'll update as soon as we can.


  1. Oh, I'm disappointed for you too! (I do hope I managed to say something wise about the ups and downs of the NICU way back when you asked.) Hope everything goes smoothly tomorrow. We'll be thinking of all of you!

  2. I'm sorry to hear that there has been a setback. I will be thinking about the three of you today as well as Grandma and Grandpa Ryder and sending up special prayers that all goes well.


  3. Lots of prayers coming your way from us! Christmas will be wonderful and memorable no matter where you are now that you have your sweet little gift:-)