Thursday, August 5, 2010


God has been faithful and little Isaiah is doing well. Dr. Collins was very pleased with how Isaiah did during the G-tube placement. She was able to place the tube without difficulty. Dr. Collins said she was able to examine the duodenal surgical site (from when he was 6 days old), and it looked great. There was only one adhesion that she had to cut through.

Isaiah had a tough time recovering from anesthesia again, but we were prepared for that. The biggest problem Isaiah encountered was pain management. He was in excruciating pain post-op, and it took about 4 hours until his pain was under control. It was heart-wrenching to see him in agonizing pain and not be able to do anything about it.

Today, Isaiah has been out of bed (in a wagon) and has been playing in the game room. He is still having pain, but it is easily controlled. They started giving him some formula through his G-tube (about 2oz.), and he was able to tolerate it without difficulty. Tonight, they will give a larger amount of formula through a continuous feed into the G-tube. He will probably be discharged on Saturday if all goes well.

We finally made it into the Ronald McDonald House. We are very happy to finally be there. The first night we were at a couple's home near CHOP. Last night we stayed in a hotel, and tonight we were planning to sleep at the hospital. But, on our way to the hospital, we got the call for an opening at the Ronald House---Praise the Lord!!!! God provided for us yet again just as the Bible states, "My God shall supply all your (my) needs according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus," Philippians 4:19. Thank you again for all your prayers! God is listening!!!

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