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Code cute today..

3:03 pm CDT June 12, 2009
******new update... surgery moved to Tuesday as the cardiac anesthesia team isn't ready... we are scheduled for 2nd case Tues, so around 10-12 start time, but we all know how a scheduled start time is....

*****UPDATE******* The surgery is Monday for the stomach, keep Jasper in your thoughts, thanks! They have some wonderful Dr's and we feel confident with their plan.*******

Well that isn't what they said exactly, one second he is looking at his new favorite mobile the next he is blue and not moving. CNA Tracy was in the room and pressed the emergency buttton. A lot of people come running, more than the room can hold. They slap some O2 on him and get him back up and running. They think it might be related to the fluid he is getting, and Pulmonary, Cardiac and renal are working on that.

Well the stomach issues solution is not as we hoped. Jasper's refluxing is very bad for him, as he can aspirate, causing pneumonia, and that would be life threatening. So they are looking into having a fundo operation. We looked and looked at other alternatives, but really he has some serious stuff going on, and we don't have a lot of options left, or any for that matter.

THE SURGERY

Nissen fundoplication is a surgical procedure to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) In a fundoplication, the gastric fundus (upper part) of the stomach is wrapped, or plicated, around the inferior part of the esophagus and stitched in place, reinforcing the closing function of the lower esophageal sphincter: Whenever the stomach contracts, it also closes off the esophagus instead of squeezing stomach acids into it. This prevents the reflux of gastric acid (in GERD)

The procedure is often performed laparoscopically. When used to alleviate gastroesophageal reflux symptoms in patients with delayed gastric emptying, it is frequently combined with modification of the pylorus via pyloromyotomy or pyloroplasty.

Nissen fundoplication is generally considered to be safe and effective, with a mortality rate of less than 1%. Studies have shown that after 10 years, 89.5% of patients are still symptom-free.

Surgery date is not set in stone, but the 23rd is free, We have to coordinate the date with each team that needs to take part, GI, Gen Surg, ORL, Cardiac, Pulmanary, and the ICU so that there is a bed for Jasper!

10.5 lbs

his new favorite thing! we borrowed it from the playroom, he can't get enough of looking at it!

Jasper's view from his bed, watching Teletubbies! Mum finally gave into the tv and borrowed some videos for him!

30 minutes after code blue, pink and sleeping

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