Today we had a BOBO for G Tubes. (Buy one Buy one) (I’ve never been a very good shopper)
First things first – both boys are doing great! They are already acting like themselves.
Also important – THANK YOU for your thoughts and prayers today. I can honestly say it has been a stress free day. At one point I was eating chex mix, holding Nolan, and watching HGTV and realized it was one of the most relaxing mornings I’ve had in a long time. We’re not normal, but we’re blessed.
Tomorrow I’ll work on technical details, and photos of adorable tube and tape free cheeks!
Our day started at 2:30 this morning. We were here at the hospital for our pre-op check in before 6:30. We’ve had friendly staff who doted on me and the boys all day.
Landon went back first around 8:45 or so. It took a little while to get started because he gave the IV team trouble (this always happens). The surgery itself lasted longer than anticipated because he had scar tissue on his stomach and spleen. This was obviously unexpected, and I promised them I did not perform any at home surgery kits before we got here. 🙂 I haven’t heard a conclusive reason for why that was the case, but one theory is that as he vomits, or when his stomach spasms, things rub together. Nonetheless, it wasn’t harmful or a reason that the surgery didn’t go well, it just made things take a tad longer. The fantastic news is that they were able to do the surgery laparoscopically. This will help reduce scarring and ease recovery.
Landon and I getting ready for his go time:
Nolan ended up not getting called back until around 2:00. His surgery went smoothly as well. His IV worked on first attempt and he did not have scar tissue. Additional fantastic news, his incisions are also laparoscopic!
Nolan and I enjoying some cuddles during Landon’s surgery:
As for the short-term plan, they will stick with IV feeds today and tomorrow to let their stomachs rest. They will begin to introduce tube feeds on Thursday, and slowly increase to higher volumes. It is impossible to be certain, but current estimates are that the boys will be here until Sunday or Monday.
They are sharing a PICU room, and we even have our own couch, window, and bathroom!
They do not seem to be in any discomfort, and both boys are peeking out from behind those beautiful eye lashes from time to time. As if to say “we’re just fine mama”.
Sandra Stringer said:
Wow! And I thought I was busy! Hubby told me the boys had surgery today so glad to read your post & see things went well- your boys keep their guardian angels in overdrive but it is such a blessing to see them & Momma & Daddy doing well, too! Prayers for your family & if I can help please holler at me. Hugs, PJ & Sandy
Aunt Brittney said:
So happy to hear they came through like champs!! Lots of love for a quick recovery!
So happy things went well!
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What wonderful news about the boys. I know Nana and Papaw Cook are taking good care of big brother. You are an amazing Mom, woman, wife and daughter. Take care of yourself as well. Love and prayers and coming your way from Russell Springs, KY.
Lisa Lockhart said:
That is awesome to hear!
Sheila Blevins said:
Praying the rest of your week is quite uneventful and you all are home soon.
Glad things went so well.
so happy all went good, Glory to God!!!!! bless you all, thanks for sharing
Margot Cooke said:
Continuing to pray. Glad that God gave you peace and rest yesterday as well as positive results for the boys. Know that you are loved…by HIM and all of us. We continue to cover you in prayer, The Gary Cooke Clan
You are soooooo strong! I admire your faith and positivity! I will continue to lift your family up in prayer. It’s great to hear everything went well! 🙂