Second Time is a Charm (we hope)

18 Jan

Eldest daughter called around noon on Saturday to say that CHOP, after more tests and multiple plans of action,  had operated on the baby that morning. One of the doctors, in a flight of fancy, had gone back to the NG tube idea, because he thought Austin’s little tummy muscles weren’t contracting. His dad refused that suggestion, saying if his stomach wasn’t contracting, then putting food into it was pointless, and considering the power with which Austin was shooting food across the room, the muscles jolly well were contracting.

So the surgery was performed and the doctors agreed that it had definitely needed to be done. In fact the doctor who was pro-NG tube admitted it wouldn’t have worked at all.

Austin was a bit of a celebrity at the hospital, with nurses and other staff popping in to see him. Apparently, the pyloric sphincter growing shut a second time is pretty rare.  I asked if he was giving autographs, but apparently not.

Everyone is back home, and we are hoping and praying this second operation really does the trick!

2 Responses to “Second Time is a Charm (we hope)”

  1. Lucie January 19, 2017 at 11:26 pm #


  2. tiggerlyss January 21, 2017 at 1:23 pm #

    I am glad that all are home. I pray that your little celebrity does not need to visit his fans anymore.

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