Isaiah is such a trooper. His surgeries took 4 1/2 hours, in the OR at 8:30am and out around 1pm. The procedure to fix his stomach took longer than expected due to a large amount of scar tissue from his prior surgeries. It took Dr. Collins over an hour to just release the liver, diaphragm, stomach, abdominal lining, etc. from all of the scarring. Overall, she felt the partial Nissen went well. After the stomach repair, Dr. Zur did the adenoidectomy and replaced his ear tubes. She was also very happy with the results. Thankfully, Isaiah remained stable during the different procedures.
Isaiah has had a lot of pain post-op, and has required both pain and anti-nausea meds around the clock. He is sleeping on and off. It's hard watching him struggle. We can't wait till he is back to his normal, happy self. Please continue to pray. He will be in CHOP for approximately 1 week. Dr. Collins doesn't want to rush the stomach and will slowly reintroduce food/liquids starting tomorrow. This will be a long and slow recovery.
Please continue to pass on our updates. We are unable to make a lot of phone calls right now. We will do our best to update daily. Thank you.