Saturday, August 31, 2013

A Rough 24 Hours

Yesterday at about 1pm, Sam got hysterical.... and we checked him all out to discover his bladder had come out of his new vesicostomy hole - ie his bladder is outside his body. The poor wee boy was in agony and I rushed him into Starship. Under masked sedation it was put back in twice and tried to be held in place by a water balloon, but it popped straight back out. So further surgery is needed to hopefully put it back in and hold it back in. Surgery is not until Tuesday or Wednesday so we came home after instructions on how to care for it - he now has a colostomy bag over his urine hole/bladder - as it must be kept moist. He is on antibiotics, so we are hoping this will keep infection at bay and help us out until we can get back on the surgical list. He is happy enough just sitting and playing with cars or watching t.v., but he is uncomfortable and is very distressed when I go near 'it' to empty the bag or even to go near his tummy to attach his milk feeds.... so we are going to have a quiet few days (hopefully), just passing the time and doing our best to keep him comfortable. I am to keep vigilant watch on any temperatures or his amount of urine decreasing and will whisk him straight into Starship if anything else happens..... We love our wee man and it's sad seeing him going through so much. Thanks for keeping him in your prayers Shirl

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