Thursday, November 4, 2010

Quick Update

The procedure to insert a new larger feeding tube was carried out in surgery on Tuesday afternoon under general anaesthetic. The surgery was needed because the size of the tube was twice the diameter of the previous GJ feeding tube so the hole size needed to be increased. Despite being unsure whether the procedure would work, the surgeons/radiologist were able to insert the tube into the top of the small intestine which is great news. However, the operation has taken its toll on Samuel and he has had a very unsettled few days in hospital with constant morphine shots to dull the pain which is clearly still racking his little body. As you know Samuel is normally such a happy smiley boy, but we know he's hurting when we don't see him smile for a few days. Mum is doing a great job with the girls and we're hoping Samuel will be well enough to get home in the next few days. Thanks to all those who have emailed asking how Sam is doing, Shirley doesn't feel able to leave his bedside at the moment given he randomly wakes up screaming from a deep sleep. So she can't get out to update the blog but we'll let you know as soon as there's any further developments. Thanks for your prayers for his quick recovery.
Francis

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Anonymous said...

Praying that Samuel recovers quickly following the procedure. and praying Shirley that you can rest while you are doing the bedside thing.Much Love, Marion

Anonymous said...

I hope that everything goes well for sam and you are all home soon as a family x