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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Happy New Year

Sorry all just need to breathe for a little bit and take a break from updating as we have had a rough end to 2010 and new beginning to 2011. Our dog, as stated in the previous post passed away before Christmas and it just has been rough since then. We have had a sewer line issue in our basement (which then flooded us) I have had two sick kiddos for about a week an a half, and Caleb had his g-tube closure surgery and was supposed to get eye stints put in his eyes-which brings me to my next discussion.
So Caleb finally got the hole closed in his stomach that was left from his feeding tube. At the same time they were going to put stints in his eyes to unblock his tear ducts. BUT his surgeon came out after her part and said she has never seen it before but Caleb does not have the parts in the eye to put the stints in. If you pull your bottom lid away slightly from your eye and look towards the inner corner you will see a small hole. That is the puncta. There also one in the top lash line also. So you have a total of four. Well the bottom puncta mainly drain your eye were the top one does a small percentage. Caleb has only 1 puncta out of four so that is why his eye is contantly watering. So Caleb now has to see an Oculoplastic surgeon who will evaluate what is going on. His current doctor seems to believe that they will probably have to create the puncta holes and then create a drainage system. So we will be seeing that doctor next Friday. In addition, Caleb had a horrible time with the anesthesia this surgery he was really sick. They actually kept the outpatient recovery area open for him. Around 7 that evening they called the anesthesiologist and told them that he was very nauseous but was not actually vomiting. In addition he was very upset. While he was in recovery they gave him a lot of fluids so the doctors then asked us if we felt comfortable taking him home. It is kind of odd that we felt more comfortable taking him home then keeping him there. We know what to do and we know what warning signs of concern to look for. I was happy though that they asked us to make the call as to whether to have him admitted or not. We got him in the car and he slept the whole ride home, about an hour and fifteen minutes. For a kiddo that never naps we knew he felt crummy but figured he needed to sleep it off. When we got home my parents were babysitting Camryn (who I am so proud of because she ate for her grandparents) and when Caleb saw them he smiled. He slept well that night and the nausea seemed to be gone the next morning. But the next week and a half was very nervewracking as his incision opened up and we were concerned about infection and I am happy to report that in the last few days it has finally scabbed up. Phew! Very nervewracking. He has been having some GI issues since the closure, that we have been trying to manage here along with some medicines that will hopefully help.
So next step is to see the oculoplastic surgeon and then coordinate with craniofacial to see if they want to do his nose repair at the same time. Also, pray that his GI issues resolves and the kids get rid of these nasty colds.
So that is where we are for now. Sorry again for the delay it has been REALLY hectic with everything going on. I promise to be better at updating this year. I thank you all for following and checking in and I wish you all a fantastic New Year!

God Bless you all!!

God Bless Caleb and Camryn!!
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Erica said...

Sarah caleb is absolutely amazing hes been through alot and he still keeps trekking may god watchover him and continue to bless him with miracles. You and your family are in my prayers.

Sarah said...

Thanks Erica for the prayers. Happy New Year to you.

Anonymous said...

Our son Cameron, 8 (and CHARGE) , also doesn't have lower punctas and his eye doctor doesn't recommend the surgery until his is older because the aftercare is so intense so I'm really interested in what your doctor has to say.
Please post any updates if you could.
Rebecca A