Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Ryan's Surgery

Ryan did well through the surgery. He lost very little blood and had no problems with the anesthesia. Dr. Baldwin, the surgeon, who is really excellent, said that he was pleased to find that Ryan's tummy is large enough that he should be able to eat probably 6 ounces. (You might remember, he has been only eating about 2 or 2 1/2 ounces at each feeding.)

We are now in his hospital room. I would say we're trying to rest, but if you've ever stayed in a hospital you know that there's not much of an opportunity to rest. Someone comes in the room about every few minutes to check on something. I'm just thankful we have very kind nurses. One of the CNA's, Jeremy, is the same one we had with our last hospital stay.
He is still very sleepy, but obviously feeling some discomfort. The surgeon has ordered strong pain meds to keep him comfortable. He will only be receiving IV fluids through tonight. Hopefully, we can start with clear fluids tomorrow.

Below you can see the tub coming from his belly. It currently is only being used to drain stuff from his tummy. Once we start clear fluids we will need to check to be sure the fluids are passing from the tummy into his intestines without any problems.

I'll keep you posted as I can.

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