Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Hello Pain

Thank you all for your kind words, thoughts and prayers! Noah's surgery was a success!

After forty-five minutes of surgery, the fantastic ENT doctor came out and explained that Noah's tonsils and adenoids came out beautifully. He went on to tell us that during the scope portion of the surgery, he observed that Noah's trachea is completely fused shut {we already knew that} and that his vocal chords are 100% fused together {again, we already knew that}. Dr. ENT would like to schedule a laryngotracheoplasty with a rib cartilage graft some time in November. This surgery will repair Noah's fused trachea but will not eliminate his need for a trach immediately. Mr. Man will require quite a bit of healing time, several more scopes to check out the healing process, as well as plenty of opportunities to learn to breathe through his nose and mouth. We've got a long road ahead of us, but we're now one step closer to beginning that adventure.

Until then...we're spending the night in the hospital with our Little Stinkpot trying to keep him as comfortable as possible. Thanks to our MOST FANTASTIC, AWESOMELY WONDERFUL, GLORIOUSLY HELPFUL nurse, we were moved out of the room that we shared with another patient and into our very own private room. Both Kc and I are allowed to stay with Noah tonight {only one parent is allowed to stay in the shared rooms} and are looking forward to a bit of sleep mixed with alarms beeping, nurses monitoring, machines pumping, and one Little Man crying out for his pain medication. Should be a night filled with adventure!

8 comments:

  1. So happy the surgery went well. Will continue to be in prayer for a speedy recovery and as restful a night as possible for you all. I'm sure a room of your own will be a small blessing in that direction.

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  2. So happy to hear surgery went well and to be able to share your hope and excitement for what the future holds for Noah.

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  3. A journey with a thousands miles begins with one step. I am glad this first step was a success! Love Katy Mc

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  4. Always praying and believing for God's best for you Noah and your mommy and daddy-o too... We love you three so much praise God that the surgery went well!!!
    Love, Grandma Cindy and Grandpa Roger :D :)

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  5. Thanking God for fantastic ENT docs, awesomely wonderful nurses, private rooms, pain meds, and His hand over us all! Praying for a smooth and speedy recovery, and a sooner-rather-than-later return home.

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  6. The Well family is cheering and grateful for the Lord to answer prayers and bring healing and hope to the Jackson family. You are an amazing family and KC we're blessed to have you apart of our staff. Continued prayer for what is to come.

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  7. grateful to hear that he is on the road to recovery. we love you guys! the bells

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  8. Wow, what a tough experience for this little guy...and you too. I'm glad you have a great ENT and nurse. That makes a huge difference. Thinking of you guys.

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