|One proud dad!|
Today was a big day for our little guy. Nick and I spent a few hours with him in the morning before he was transported for surgery. We loved his nurse today. When she found out that we had not held him yet, she immediately helped me to pick him up and hold him for a while before we put him into the cart to be transported to the OR. Nick also held him. I honestly don't remember being happier in my life. Holding him felt so incredible.
Neither Nick nor I were nervous for his surgeries. It has been amazing how peaceful we have felt throughout the entire process. Yes, we are emotional. Sometimes I burst into tears with very little prompting. But, I am not worried or stressed out. Nick is amazing to watch. He loves our little boy so much.
Ok, so now for today's news. Theo had two surgeries scheduled. During the first, the urologist went to find the cause of the bladder obstruction. All went fine during that, but the doctor could not find a true cause for the obstruction. Either way, we know the kidneys are damaged and will likely require dialysis in the near term. But, Theo held up very well during the process. The second surgery involved the placement of the catheter (called a Tenckhoff) by the surgeon for peritoneal dialysis. The surgery went without flaw... and we anticipate that the nephrologists will not start dialysis for a number of days, which will give the catheter time to heal. It is a bit strange to see a big tube inserted into Theo's abdomen. It is going to stay there as long as he needs dialysis, which could be until the time he can receive a kidney transplant. I told Nick it was a bit sad to see, but he assured me that all guys would love to have wires going into their bodies. He tells me it is very cool -- and that he looks like a Super Hero!
|Don't let the red dye scare you! I wanted to show off our little Super Hero!|
|Goodbye, breathing tube!|
Thanks for all the emails, words of encouragement, and prayers! Theo does have an army of people praying for him all over the country, and we could not be more thankful.