Thursday, February 4, 2010
Home from the surgeon
Well we are home from the surgeon. It's a bit worse than expected. She said he's horribly malnourished and said it absolutely breaks her heart when she sees a baby this sick. She said there is no question that these 2 surgeries need to be done ASAP. He will be admitted to St Francis on Monday morning. She said he's so tiny she won't be able to do the surgeries laproscopically, so she will have to completely cut him open. She also said that with being so tiny and so sick that she has a feeling that once he's under anesthesia his body is going to like it a bit to much; as it won't have to work so hard just to simply maintain. She is expecting it to be harder to extubate him and that he will probably be intubated for a few days. He will be in PICU until he's stable enough to go out to the pediatric floor. We were told to expect 4 to 7 days minimum for his stay. Depends on how his body recovers. I'm scared. I'm really scared. My poor little baby is going thru hell and there is nothing I can do.