Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Ruf

Ruf...that describes yesterday perfectly...ruf! Let me back up and start from the beginning.

At six o'clock in the morning, the Jacksons arrived at Children's Hospital...bright and early and ready for surgery. Here is Noah, just hangin' out, wearing his cool gown, and relaxing on his gurney. The first procedure Noah had was another scope of his trachea. After only forty-five minutes in the OR, the Dr. came out and showed us pictures. He, once again, looked at it from the top through Noah's mouth as well as from the bottom through his trach hole. The Dr. said Noah's case is quite challenging and he would prefer to send him to the Children's Hospital at Stanford to have the tracheal reconstruction. We are eagerly awaiting a call to let us know when our first appointment is.

Once the ENT left the OR, Noah's plastic surgeon came in and proceeded to separate the syndactyly {webbing} between his middle and ring fingers on both hands. This was an incredibly tedious procedure, because once the Dr. separated the fingers, he had to take skin from the side of Noah's palm and graft it onto each newly separated finger. This second surgery took over three and a half hours, but we were thrilled when the Dr. came out and told us everything went well.

Noah spent about an hour and a half in the first recovery room before being transferred to a room where we could see him. Our little man was in QUITE a bit of pain and spiked a fever of 102 degrees. We spent several hours holding our "drugged" Stinkpot before we were allowed to take him home. Once home, however, the excitement had only just begun.

After spending almost eleven hours at Children's Hopsital, we were relieved to finally be home. Noah was still in a tremendous amount of pain and, although taking Tylenol with Codeine, he had trouble sleeping. He was up every hour to hour and a half needing some cuddling and loving {and additional drugs} from his Mama and Daddy-O.

Hopefully tonight will bring a better nights sleep for all three of us and I promise to post pictures of our Little Man all wrapped up tomorrow.

5 comments:

  1. So glad he is home, but what a tough day. How long is the recovery for his wittle fingers?

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  2. He is such a pro at all this medical stuff. Just chillin on his gurny..

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  3. Poor guy! And poor you guys! so hard when they are hurting and the only thing that is going to make it better is time. Hang in there Jackson family! Call if you guys need anything! Love Katy Mc

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  4. Poor little dude, hang in there family! I hope the next night was a little better.

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  5. Noah has a very caring Mom and Dad!

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