Thursday, 19 March 2015

Diaphragm has been plicated

Jadon had his plication surgery today.  It was touch and go as to whether they would actually go through with it as his right lung was not in as good a shape as they had hoped.  They decided that this was likely as healthy as they would get Jadon, with his fevers and white blood cell count down, and so they decided to go ahead.

The surgery was fairly quick, only about 2 hours total (much shorter than the 11 1/2 hours required for his first surgery!) and went by with no complications.  Jadon has two chest tubes, one on his left near the incision site to drain any fluid caused by the surgery, and one on his right side to help drain any of the fluid build up he had had in the area near his lungs.

Jadon is currently sleeping soundly (or at least was when we headed off to bed).  He is still fairly heavily sedated as he is recovering from the surgery but is being ventilated nicely and he seems comfortable.  The plan moving forward is to try to wean him off the ventilator and eventually extubate him as quickly as possible.  The doctors have some ideas and goals but ultimately Jadon will decide when that happens.

Thanks for all the prayers and support.  We praise God for a good day and continue to pray for a good night and continued recovery.

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