|Happy to take a walk around the hospital!|
Jadon still suffers significantly from reflux and there is concern about him aspirating food leading to a lung infection. He is on several medications for this but none are doing the job. It has been decided that Jadon will need a fundoplication (they tie part of the upper stomach around the bottom of the esophagus to help close off the hole and decrease the reflux), as well as fixing his hiatial hernia, and giving him a G-tube (feeding tube directly into the stomach). We will find out more early next week as to exact surgery time. The medical team figures that this will help him with his feedings and allow him to get enough calories to start putting some meat on his bones, which will further give him strength and help his recovery.
So, back under the knife! We are thankful that the fundoplication and hiatial hernia repair can be done laparoscopically (through a small incision with a long fiber optic cable system, rather than a large cut). This should decrease the recovery time for Jadon and hopefully hasten his way home!
|Jadon really loves splashing in water and his siblings were happy to join in!|