Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Surgery Wednesday

Aaron, Blake and I left for Iowa City early this morning.  Even though Blake's surgery is set for Wednesday, we still had three other appointments today.  This was a tough one.  It's the first time that Aaron and I will both be gone from Jenna, Brody and Bowen for such a long period of time.  I held it together until we pulled out of the driveway and then I cried. 
 They did some transplant labs along with regular labs and the gal got the vein on the first try.  YAY!
 We then headed over to the new Iowa River Landing for an ultrasound and a consult with the urologist, Dr. Kieran.  We waited for one hour and 15 minutes in that tiny room waiting for the doctor to come.  With a two year old.  Note to hospital staff: please don't make us go back in the room if the doctor is behind schedule.  I'd rather be in the waiting room.  I'm just saying...
 Anyway, we waited all that time for her to ask if we have a donor yet and then said to call her when we do and we can get surgery set-up for his bladder augmentation.  She also said that Blake still holds the bar the highest for the most messed-up bladder due to posterior urtheral valves she's ever seen. So, that's something... :)
 We then had our six month check with neonatology for the infant follow-up program.  Blake did AWESOME.  So awesome in fact that physically, socially, etc. he is right on track or ahead of where he should be that she said we didn't need to see her anymore.  Woo-hoo!
 Our clinic in dialysis was uneventful, which is always the best kind.  We heard from the dietician, doctor and nurse about how good Blake looks and how they are so impressed with how he is thriving. 
 No changes to meds.  That almost never happens.  We then talked about surgery for tomorrow.
 Blake's surgery to replace his dialysis catheter is scheduled for 9 AM on Wednesday.  We have to report at 7:30 AM.  It is supposed to take around two and a half hours plus another one and a half in recovery. 
 I don't want to say I'm nervous, but I'm nervous.  It's surgery.  Any type of surgery is scary. 
 I will keep you all up-to-date through facebook and will also do a blog post tomorrow nite. 
We would sure appreciate any prayers that you could send our way tomorrow.  I hope everything goes well so we can get back to this kind of stuff.  Outside play, trampoline fun and bike riding.  Prayers for a speedy recovery so we can be all together again really soon!


Anonymous said...

Thinking of all of you and saying a few extra prayers for Blake and your beautiful family!
The Hacketts

West Marshall said...

Best wishes for a successful surgery Wednesday. I will say a prayer tonight and tomorrow morning for Blake and your family.
--Andrea Halbloom

jenny buschbom said...

Prayers for the famiy!!