Sunday, February 12, 2012

5 MONTHS OLD!!!

Today, our J-man is FIVE WHOLE MONTHS OLD!!! And what better way to bring in the day by pulling out his breathing tube. Yes he did!!! So let's recap what has happened in the past week...

Since our last post, Jordan was preparing for his next big sugery for his Esphogeal Atresia. This is where his esophagus will be connected back together. He recieved some therapy to work on his cognitive skills. This was SO fun to watch. Check him out...
video

Along with therapy, we all made sure that he rested. His big brother Brian Jr. also got a chance to see him and they bonded so well. Brian gave his little brother kisses and played with him with the Valentines Hearts that we decorated his room with.

On the morning of his surgery we all got to give him hugs and kisses and told him that we love him. Daddy gave him the usual pep talk that they have and kisses to go along with. I held him until it was time for him to leave the room and sang to him with love and kisses to follow. We all told him to do good and we'll see him when he comes back.  Brian Jr.'s exact words were, "Bye Jordan. See you later. I love you!!!" And they wheeled him off at 8:15am. The surgery was preformed by Dr. Huang and Dr. Green at LeBonheur Children's Hospital. Surgery started at 9:42am and lasted until 5:05pm. The surgery took a bit longer than expected due to scar tissue and making sure that they were as careful and accurate as possible for complete success. And he did great during the entire procedure. Alas, he came back...












...With no NG tube in his nose or mouth and no need for oral suctioning



Two days later he was extubated, but only to return back on the vent because he was really working too hard trying to breath on his own with his new connected esophagus.
Day 2: Looking Good!!!
Jordan is now resting comfortably. He is expected to go to radiology on Monday, February 13 to receive an esophagram. This is where they will stick a probe down his throat with dye to make sure there is no leakage where his sutures are connected and that they are healing properly. If all is well, Jordan will be extubated no later than Tuesday and speech therapy will start with feeding a little by mouth for the first time. He will also continue to receive majority of his feedings through his G-tube.

Thanks to everyone that have been sending prayers to him. God is really working miracles. Here are some pics of him a couple of days before surgery and our gift from our friend Jackie...

Big Eyes and NG tube in nose

Love this pic!!!

Check out my shoes world!!!

Grown man sleeping, lol

Yey, our stationary!!! Great for cognitive skills, THANKS JACKIE!!!

1 comment:

  1. Great news! Glad to hear things went well! Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers!!

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