Thursday, June 7, 2012

Surgery #4

Well, we were admitted to Children's Hospital again today. Parker is having his fourth surgery tomorrow. They are putting a feeding tube in his belly that is typically called a g-tube. We always knew that this could happen, and as of lately, Parker's growth was beginning to fall off the charts. Therefore, his team opted to put in a feeding tube to get more calories per day into him. This will also assist us in getting medicines and fluid down without a fight. For those of you who know us, you know that the medicine battle was starting to get out of hand. We have fought against this for so long, but we know now that it truly is necessary and will be a blessing. Chances are that he would have needed one after transplant anyway. What most people do not realize is that Parker will receive an adult kidney; therefore, he will have to consume 2 liters of fluid a day to keep that kidney hydrated. That's not including what he will have to eat and drink for nourishment. It would be extremely difficult, if not impossible, to get him to take all of that by mouth with no arguing. Surgery is scheduled for tomorrow at 1 p.m. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers as always. Keep Jason and I in your prayers tomorrow morning as well. They are making him NPO early in the morning, which means he cannot have any food. My poor baby will not be happy about this!

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