Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Thank you for your prayers!

I had an update from my friend I wanted to share with you all. (Most of this is directly from her email, a bit condensed).

Plan A was to do a procedure on the intestine they thought would take at least 8 hours, but doubted they'd be able to do. Plan B  was to disconnect the intestine and give Johnny a bag. When the doctors opened him up, they found one portion of the intestine very bad; the doctor had felt it was questionable during surgery when he was three days old but thought it might regenerate itself. Well that portion was the problem. He removed that portion (which was much smaller than he thought it would be) and felt that the rest of Johnny's intestines (though maybe small in quantity) looked very healthy - - - - soooooooooo --------- away with Plan B and onto Plan C.  They reconnected the intestines that were left in the hopes that this will get him back on track.  He was in surgery and recovery for a total of about 5 hours and is in quite a bit of pain.  This was a major surgery and he again has to be restrained - - adding insult to injury. His mom is not allowed to hold him right now due to the surgery.

He will be in the hospital for at least a couple of weeks and then have to have his line replaced.  God certainly works in wondrous ways - - who'd of thought there'd be a Plan C.  If all goes well during his recovery with a bit of time he may be back to progressing much as he was before all these problems hit.  God is certainly good.  Who knows what the future will bring, but once again God has shown us that he is in control!  Thank you so much for all your prayers - -- they continue to make such a difference.


Susanne said...

Poor little duffer. Praying for a quick recovery for him!

Barb said...

Oh that poor baby. I hate hearing when a little one has to go through something like this. I'm glad they didn't have to go with Plan B. But you have to feel so bad for his mom - I can't imagine how it must feel to want to hold your baby and know that you can't, especially when the baby is in pain.

Poor little thing. But the pronosis sounds good. Yes, prayer works!