Thursday, July 22, 2010

Out of surgery

We just got the call from the surgeon that everything went about as well as could be hoped. They were able to do the surgery laparoscopically (which basically just means he won't have another big scar, but we were relieved about that), and they were able to place a button type G tube right away (sometimes they have to place a different type of tube and then switch it out for a button later). We're still in the waiting room now, but they said we'll get to go up and see him in 5-10 minutes (which means 10-20 minutes or more in hospital time).

14 comments:

  1. All good news! What a relief! Thanks!

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  2. Yay! Thanks for the update.

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  3. Ruth, George, Oscar, Brent, & CourtneyJuly 22, 2010 at 9:36 AM

    Everyone in Williamstown is delighted with the news! Wishing Magnus a speedy recovery.

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  4. Yay for great news! So, so glad it went well and quickly!

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  5. Addendum: The laparoscopic surgery should also mean a quicker healing time for Magnus, yes?

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  6. Excellent news! Thank you for the update. Fingers crossed that he won't have to stay in there very long.

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  7. Glad to hear it! Hope he gets to come home soon.

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  8. Mom, I asked about that, and they said probably not, because the main determinant of when he will get to go home will be how well he handles feeding through the tube, and that recovery from the surgical wounds was a relatively minor issue. They'll start trying to feed him tomorrow.

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  9. So far, so good! Magnus is still going to get to eat by mouth, right? Isn't the tube more of a secondary, night-time thing to catch him up? If he handles this like he's handled everything else so far, you'll be home in no time at all.

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  10. Lisa, yes. The plan is to feed him by mouth during the day, and then supplement that by tube at night. But at first, I think they're going to feed him exclusively through the tube just to make sure everything works OK.

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  11. I'm so glad things went well! I hope everything continues smoothly and he gets out of there ASAP!

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  12. great news! hope you're back home again before you know it!

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  13. Oh, I'm glad things went so well. I hope you guys get the hell out of there soon.

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  14. So happy to hear everything went so well.

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