Tuesday, October 18, 2005

A busy day and Luke is resting well

We arrived at the hospital at 8:00 this morning for a 10:00 surgery. Shortly after arriving we were told that the surgeon had an emergency surgery to perform, and Luke's surgery was delayed to 11:00.

The surgeon performed two procedures, the first was the Nissen Fundiplication which creates a one way valve going into the stomach. Food can enter the stomach, but will not come back out. They also replaced his G/J tube with a G tube. The G tube goes into the stomach only. The second procedure was to close the tiny hole that was left from his trach that was removed 6 months ago. Both procedures went well.

Luke has an epidural to deliver pain medicine. He is a bit out of it as a result. After the surgery, Luke has a lot of secretions, and because of this, there is an increased risk of developing pnuemonia. When we arrived, we were told that Luke would be at the hospital for 5 days to a week. For Luke to go home, he will need to be able to take his food via the G-tube.

So please pray that he wont get pnuemonia and that he will be able to go home as quickly as possible.

For those of you that live in the area, Sue said that it was okay for people to stop by for a visit during normal hospital visiting hours. Feel free to call the house to get specifics (hospital/room).

Thank you for praying for Luke, I truly believe we are going to see a real difference in Luke as he heals from this surgery. Just think about a time when you had indigestion or heart burn and then think about having that every day, that is what Luke has been dealing with. I think a lot of Luke's tenseness is due to the pain he has daily.

Love you all, I will blog again tomorrow.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good News! I'm glad I checked the blog, as I havn't seen Gordon yet today. Thank-you for keeping us informed. Hugs to Luke, you and your family...

Anonymous said...

Good News! I'm glad I checked the blog, as I havn't seen Gordon yet today. Thank-you for keeping us informed. Hugs to Luke, you and your family...

lockwoods said...

Thanks for updating us! We are praying for protection from sickness and a quick recovery. Also remembering the extra stress on your whole family and the littlest one.
Love~
The Lockwoods

Pam&Hal said...

Just realized that my post from this morning didn't make it through. Anyway, great news about the surgery. I hope everyone is getting rest. Thinking of you always. Pam

Anonymous said...

just seeing this as we have been out of town but reading and catching up! PRAYING!

your GA friends,
The Prices~

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