|Theo loves when dad rubs his head|
|The upside to throwing up on yourself: naked time!|
Surgery is scheduled for 7:30 am tomorrow morning. The surgeon will attempt to insert a PEG tube, which will be our means of ensuring that Theo gets all the calories and medications that he needs. The PEG tube is a feeding tube that is inserted endoscopically. One end will be placed inside the stomach, while the other will exit through the skin. As Nick says, this will be Theo's second Super Hero tube, in addition to the catheter for the dialysis. Theo will be put under for the surgery and intubated to ensure that he is breathing, and will have to be off of dialysis for a couple of days following the surgery. The nurses have warned us that he will not be very pleasant for a day or two following surgery, either, because he will be hungry and uncomfortable. For those of you who like pictures, here is a visualization of the PEG tube:
|An inviting set-up!|
|Deep conversation with Grandpa Dave|
We live an incredibly good life. We have such wonderful family and friends, we live in a great place (seriously, we love Charlotte!), our faith has never been stronger, and we couldn't ask for a more perfect son. We know that we have a long road ahead, but we are excited for the adventure.
I hope that you are healthy, happy, and enjoying the start of 2012!