Friday, May 14, 2010

Mickey Button g-tube

Daylon had his surgery at CHOC last Friday and everything went REALLY well. CHOC has really upped their EB game thanks to our wonderful nurse, Tanya Kamka (we met her last November when Daylon was in for an infection) and Dr. Grant (his GI Dr.). We came in a day before so everyone could prep for the surgery (ie: meet Daylon, go over what his limits are, etc.) We were so lucky that he didn't blister at all on the site. He was released Sat. afternoon. His Gtube/Mickey Button has always been a little oozie but on Wed. night when I sat him up his opening started to drip. We went back to the hospital today and they repaired the ring balloon (It keeps the Mickey Button from popping out of his stomach). We're glad to report he's doing much better now.

We leave for Minneapolis on Sat. and Daylon starts his work up on Monday the 17th. He'll have tests and appointments for apprx. 6 hours a day for 5 days. Caleb will have his lab work and EKG on the 18th.

Our next big task will be flying with 5 children, ages 5 and under, 12 pieces of luggage, 4 carseats and two strollers. Ha, Ha! I'm laughing already! We're going to be that family...I just know it! We'll keep you posted!


Amber said...

Great news!!

Jess Edling said...

GLad they fixed the leak! That thing was oozing pretty bad, my poor baby. I miss you guys already!! Love ya!

Brandie Metz, MD said...

Best of luck to Daylon and your entire family. I can't even imagine making that flight with all the kids! I can hardly do it with one. I will keep you in my prayers and can't wait to follow his progress.
Dr. Metz

Liz said...

I'm so glad you started a blog! I added myself to the list of followers so I can get messages every time you update!

Thanks for sharing the news with us!

sharon said...

My son ,Daylon, was googling his name and we came across your son. He is a beautiful boy and we are thinking of him. hope things improve!
sharon and Daylon (age 10)