Well...our Miracle Boy had a few set backs today.
During Dylan's heart surgery on Tuesday, a stomach catheter was inserted because he had so much fluid build up. When that catheter was removed this morning, there was a complication and Dylan had an Omentum Hernia. An Omentum Hernia is basically a protrusion of abdominal fat through an opening in the muscle wall of the abdomen.
Dylan was taken to surgery this afternoon to have this repaired. Ugh. Sitting back in that pre-op room was not at all what I wanted to be doing. Poor little Dylan...being poked and prodded all over again.
He did well with the procedure and is now recovering...again. He was put on a ventilator during the surgery, but has since come off of it. He is still on narcotics and is pretty well sedated. When we left the hospital this evening, he was doing well. Sleepy and not too thrilled with his mom and dad, but otherwise ok.
On the bright side, it was not an entire day of set backs, though. One of his chest tubes was taken out as well as his Foley Catheter. His A-line was removed and he can move his arms about freely. Yeah! Hopefully tomorrow the rest of his chest tubes will be removed. Then, I will be able to hold him. Finally.
I am writing this blog entry in an email to my sister Kim. Our computer is on the fritz and Dave's laptop is the slowest thing on earth. Not to mention, it won't let me in my own blog. Sigh.
Thank you again for your thoughts and prayers. I know that Dylan can feel them.