Thursday, September 22, 2005

Logan's Surgery

Little Logan had surgery again today. Everything seems to be going well so far. He was originally scheduled for a broncoscopy, Nissen fundoplication and a tracheostomy. However, during the broncoscopy the ENT surgeon decided he may not need the tracheostomy at this time. So he had the Nissen fundoplication which should help with his gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). He also had a small cyst removed from behind his ear. He is now in the PICU and very groggy. He has an epidural so that his stomach won't hurt so bad. After a Nissen it is typical for the intestines to stop functioning properly, so he can't have any food or drink. He will be on an IV until the intestines are functioning properly. Once that occurs he will be released from the PICU. He'll be in a regular room for a few days after that probably. He can have visitors, but the hospital has given us a few guidelines. Only two people are allowed at the bed at a time and at least one must be the parent or grand parent. Give April or I a call if you'd like to visit. I'm sure that once he starts waking up, he'll love to see anyone who isn't wearing scrubs and carrying instruments. We are asked to keep cell phones off in the ICU, so if we don't answer leave a message and we'll call back. Thanks again for all of your prayers and support.