Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Matty had his surgery.............

So, Matty had his surgery today. It was very nervewrecking as they told us it would only be a 50 minute surgery, but ended up lasting 3.5 hours! Doc found 2 perforations in his small bowel, and a major abcess. This abcess infected his appendix, so doc removed that as well. He has about a 2 inch incision right below his belly button. He is in a lot of pain right now, and we expect it to last 3-4 days. The general rule of thumb is, that as soon as Matty poops, they can start introducing his bottle again to him..........so right now, we are waiting for him to heal and feel better and waiting for the poopy diaper!!

4 comments:

Brandi said...

I am SO, SO happy that all went well with Matty's surgery. I was thinking about him and all of you today... I'm sure it was a long day for everyone! I'm sure you are all SO relieved. Matty is looking great! It's amazing how much these little ones can overcome... they are very strong in so many ways!!
Matty-- wishing you a speedy recovery! :)

Sarah said...

That first poop after surgery is a great thing. Glad everything is fixed and he can work on healing now.

Anonymous said...

hi ann
I hope he feels better quick....after everything he has gone through he still looks happy so that is a good sign.
get well soon matty!
kim

Anonymous said...

Annie
I am so glad surgery went well, even though it took soo long. Hope is feeling better and able to come home soon.

Delia