Monday, June 29, 2009

5th surgery down, -2 to go..

That's right. Our child who was supposed to have had three surgeries has now had five. It went great, Dr. K said that the right side of the diaphragm was "floppy", in an ever-so-graphic manner.. but said that he feels doing the surgery was the right thing and that this should take care of it. Jack looked great when we first saw him (despite the breathing tube) but soon got that pulled and did a super job of breathing through it, and making it successfully through extubation. He IS in alot of pain, because not only was he roughed up from surgery last week, but they went in the same incision and roughed him all up again.

His x-ray is astounding- the right lung is now fuller than the left, and has a great amount of space to fill, hopefully to give him higher saturations once he is feeling better, and gaining strength. Right now he is quite weak, and heavily medicated. He is on morphine, that his kind nurse is throwing out frequently, Bendedryl- and like a champ he took his lasix, aldactone, and motrin by mouth. Sweet, cooperative thing. So right now I'm hoping he is fast asleep- while we are home about to crash, ourselves. Here are a few pic's.



13 comments:

Kyle and Alli said...

I am so glad to hear it. I have been checking in all day hoping to hear good news. Hopefully his drugs make him nice and sleepy so that you and josh can get some much needed rest yourselves. Looks like our pre op is not scheduled till the end of July, so you guys will be long gone by then. We will stop and visit. :)

leandparkermakes3 said...

Jack is the cutest thing I have ever seen, even with a breathing tube in his mouth! I hope you all got some much needed sleep! I'm glad it's over. Good luck with the recovery. I will be thinking about you and praying hard!

Suzi said...

The pics of Jack bring tears to my eyes...he has been through sooooo much in his 3+ years! He is a beautiful boy, a true example of strength, courage, adorableness, and resilience. We love him and are so grateful he made it through his FIFTH surgery! xoxoxo Suzi

Kelly D. said...

We are wishing Jack a super speedy recovery. What a brave boy!

rudysbeat said...

GO, JACK, GO!!!

Surgeons can use such technical jargon, but good to know the lungs are "floppy". The pictures portray a calm patient so I pray this continues.

Peace,

Rolf

kimberlee shaffer said...

way to go Jack, lets make this the last and final surgery. GET BETTER SOON AND LETS GO TO DISNEYLAND!

carter said...

I'm with Suzi. I actually feel like crying right now. Anyway, no one should ever have to go through "extubation". Good grief.

Wright Family said...

I am so happy that things are looking up for Jack! Glad they figured out what the problem was and were able to fix it. Here’s to a fast recovery. Your family will remain in our prayers. Jen Wright

MattDurhamFamily said...

Glad to hear things are going well. Hope Jack is up and playing soon. We are thinking about/praying for you all.

l.nelson said...

i can't believe how much Jack has been through...and you as well. your strength and attitude is amazing, and you are such a great example to all women and mothers. we are wishing him a speedy recovery and keeping you all in our prayers....xoxo

Aimee Hardy said...

So glad everything went ok. I hope you get a good night's rest tonight and that this finally fixes Jack for good so you all can go home and stay home.

the lockes said...

Champion child

Jess said...

oh my, those are the days of your lives. Jack is my hero. So are you two. I hope this will be the one to fix it all. All our love and prayers!