Vincentio's surgery has been scheduled. It's going to happen on Wednesday September 2nd.
He's going to have his GJ tube removed and the stoma will be surgically closed, since we all know that bugger won't close on it's own.
Then Dr.P will find an appropriate site to place a new stoma for a new G tube. If all goes as planned this site should heal normally and we will be able to return to gastric feedings.
Now this isn't going to be a simple process. I was hoping maybe they could do it laparascopically, but that isn't the case.
Dr.P will be opening his belly going back through the lower part of his diaphragmatic hernia repair scar. This will be the second time that this area has been reopened. He does feel that it's safer all around if he does it as an open procedure given V's history for having some tricky anatomy.
The healing will take longer for sure, he'll have to stay in the hospital for at least a couple of days, but if it works, we'll manage.
The folks at Arnold Palmer have always been wonderful to V. They are so on top of pain control and making sure he's comfy and happy all around. I have to say I really trust these people.
Still, I have to admit, I'll be crossing my fingers the whole way. We can use all the luck we can get.
P.S. Sorry I haven't posted any school pics.. to say the least it's been a "traumatic" week for Ryan. He's s l o w l y coming around to the idea so maybe I can get some happy face pictures soon. I hope.