Monday, September 30, 2013

Cleft Palate Repair

Happy in pre-op

 Today was Jack Nathan's BIG surgery day!  We woke up bright dark and early to head South to Children's hospital.  He was the first case scheduled this morning, so that was helpful.  I don't think he had time to feel hungry.  

They took him back to surgery at 7 am sharp.  We got 3 update calls during the morning, all saying he was doing just fine.  The Doc finally came out to talk to us about 11:30 to say all went well, although his palate was very wide and difficult to repair.  He felt confident it will work great once all is healed!  Praise the Lord!

We made it to our room on the burn unit around 1 pm with a very tearful, sad little boy.  The staff has been great at keeping his Morphine coming as needed.  He has slept on and off all afternoon/evening, with a few tearful, wakeful spells.  He's getting breathing treatments to help him breathe easier due to all the swelling in and around his airway.  Apparently some kids have trouble with their airways after this surgery... so far so good for this tough guy!

Patrick headed home for the night and we are mostly tucked in until the next pain med is due.

Thanks for all of you who prayed for this little one.  He's been through a lot and has more to come in the future.  But it's all positive steps in the right direction!


Stephany said...

He is a precious little boy with an amazing family! What a trooper...praying for Jack Nathan!

Evan and Marta said...

He looks great. I'm glad it went smoothly. We hope there are no further complications and he's headed home soon. Marta

Jennifer Parette said...

So thankful to read this good report! Thank you for posting so quickly - we have been praying and praying. He looks great! (of course, I noticed that blue dotted blanket!). Thank you for taking such good care of him and being so sensitive to his pain. God bless you dear ones!