Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Emma's scope is finally scheduled!

Well Emma's admission to the hospital has FINALLY been put on the Calendar for monday the 30th. We have to be there at 9 a.m. She has to be NPO (no food) after 7 a.m. and she'll be having the scope done at 11 or 11:30 She said we did not have to take her off meds for this procedure. She also said she will not be going under general anestesia (as she has a past of ongoing apnea and bradycardia). My understanding is it is normally done under General anesthesia. I'm somewhat concerned about her having it not being totally under but also relieved as well.

Anyways, I discussed the possibility of a g-tube (feeding tube) with her and she mentioned that there would still be the risk of aspiration if we did a continuous feed overnight, and that if her reflux is "that bad" and nothing shows from the biopsy, like allergies or anything that she may go ahead and proceed with the nissen fundo/pyloriplasty surgery. Of course she would consult with us first. I'm not quite on board with the fundo but I know i'm tired of my baby being miserable and not being able to sleep for more than an hour or two TOPS at a time at night and getting most of her nutrition at night. I would rather "test drive" so to speak a g-tube and see if that helps some of the problem before jumping to the fundo. Any insight or ideas (if you've been through this or know of anyone) would be greatly appreciated.

A side note on me. I had the 3d catscan done. It was kinda cool. The guy doing it showed me the images and I could see the TOTAL blockage of my frontal sinuses. It was interesting and actually kinda scary. Anyways, that's out of the way so hopefully I'll here from the doctor within a week or so and get my surgery on the schedule. Pray it's not TOO close to the holidays. I'd like to enjoy them without being in pain or hindering anybody elses joy!

Here is a picture from last weekend at the beach. I haven't been posting many pictures lately since blogger has been acting up and not letting me!

1 comment:

Kelly said...

Glad Emma is finally going to get the tests done! Hopefully they can figure out where to go from here and get her well!

Glad you are moving along with your procedure as well. Surgery is always scary but it sounds like it will make things a lot better for you!

Love the new pic!