Tuesday, July 08, 2008

to ICU to Surgery

Michael made the trip from the emergency room to intensive care where he is right now. The hope is that he will be able to have surgery tomorrow morning.

The doctors will take the top part of Michael's stomach and wrap it around his esophagus, causing a sphincter effect. The upside of the surgery is that Michael would have an easier time keeping food down and a more difficult time bringing it back up. The downside is that there tend to be complications with choking, gagging, and vomiting.

The surgery was brought up & decided against last week. This week however, Michael's doctors, home care nurse, and mom all feel that it's a good idea.

The ICU at CHKD is pretty busy right now. Jennifer specifically asked for pray that Michael can get into the operating room tomorrow... that this doesn't get delayed.

I know you're all praying for Michael and the family. Thank you.

~Michelle

1 comment:

Ashleigh said...

Am praying.