Monday, June 15, 2009
Preparing for Surgery
What is a Nissen? The above photos show that the top of the stomach is wrapped around the esophagus. Here is description from Wikipedia- "In a fundoplication, the gastric fundus (upper part) of the stomach is wrapped, or plicated, around the inferior part of the esophagus and stitched in place, reinforcing the closing function of the lower esophageal sphincter: Whenever the stomach contracts, it also closes off the esophagus instead of squeezing stomach acids into it. This prevents the reflux of gastric acid (in GERD). A fundoplication can also prevent hiatal hernia, in which the fundus slides up through the enlarged esophageal hiatus of the diaphragm." Wyatt will also be circumcised and have an undescended testicle repaired.
Wyatt is doing fantastic! He just started his three day steroid treatment. We are trying to prepare him for surgery. When he is on steroids, he becomes super baby and tries things he has never done before. Today he is drinking more from a bottle, trying to pull up on his knees, and is talking more. Overall he is doing great! Surgery is this Thursday and we are just trying to get ready. Now I have to find my camera:)))