Thursday, November 22, 2007

Reid- Post Surgery

Hello, all. What a week we have had. It has been a bit rough. Reid went through his surgery on Tuesday morning as planned. Not feeding him was really rough on us all. The poor guy ate last at 1:30 am on Tues. morning, and he wasn't taken into surgery until 8:32 am. It was really difficult to watch as he was so hungry. I will just give you the basics here....surgery went well...BUT..since the surgery on Tues. Reid's lip as split. The doctors were worried about that because he has such a deep cleft lip. So, we are disheartened about this. Nothing can be done at this time...just give him healing time and go back in around 2-3 months from now to re-do. Not fun. Reid has also developed some bleeding on the back of his head. It is not on the brain which is good, but there are some problems that need to be resolved. He was taken for blood work, an eye exam to look for bleeding, a CT scan, a full body scan, and tomorrow he will undergo a MRI. He will have to be sedated for this process. So, this means another night of fasting for Reid. We are just really having a hard time with this. It is so disheartening to watch your child go through all of this. We know he is in a good place...but wow...we have gone through some major doubt. We just really need love and prayers. We need strength to trust our medical staff that is working with Reid...and faith that we have made good choices for Reid. It has just really been a struggle for us...and we need your help. We know we have such awesome prayer partners, and we are so lucky. Please be with us in helping to pray for good things to happen for Reid. He has been though a lot, and it is just really wearing on us as parents to watch. He is such a blessing and miracle...and we pray that this all works out for him as best as possible. I will update you again as we know more. We love you all and thank you for all your help. Happy Thanksgiving....we know we are blessed....

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Kathy and I are really sorry to hear about the complications following Reid's surgery. We are praying for him all the time and for you guys, as well. When you feel stressed and/or alone, know that there are a lot of people out there thinking of you and praying for you all day long!

Tom, Kathy, and Ethan

Melissa said...

Know that we are thinking about you and praying for you!! If there is anything you need please let us know.
Love,
Ron, Melissa, Emily, and Morgan

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