TGIF everyone. I hope everyone has a big weekend in store. Looks like it will be beautiful weather in Chatta-Vegas this weekend. It has been a whirlwind week for us, but a very blessed week. God is always good, but this week, we have truly seen how great God is!
Christie and I spent the late afternoon and early evening with Zander. As you can see in the pictures above, he is resting well. Dr. Kelley came by when we were with Zander and he said that Zander is doing well. In fact, he has started the Zman back on 15 ml of breast milk every 3 hours and according to the nurse, he tolerated his first feed well about an hour ago.
Dr. Kelley said the next few weeks will be a wait and see period. He said that the feedings will likely cause significant reflux for Zander. What Dr. Kelley is looking at is how the esophagus, specifically, the surgical site (where he connected the esophagus) handles the reflux. He also wants to see how it heals. Chances are about 60% that Zander will have to undergo the fundoplication surgery that I mentioned on Tuesday or Wednesday of this week. This surgery involves wrapping the upper portion of the stomach around the esophagus to significantly reduce the reflux.
At this point we are praying that the esophagus heals with minimal scarring at the surgical site. We also pray that the acid reflux is minimal and that Zander will not need the fundoplication surgery. I know everyone is tired of me thanking you for the prayers and comments, but I cannot thank each of you enough.
We are tired....okay exhausted, but well. I will write again tomorrow and hope that each of you have a nice evening and a great Saturday. Sweet dreams to all....eat up Zander and rest easy. We love you.