Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Jaylie - Day 70 - week 37 3/7 (surgery post op)

The Dr's were able to fit Jaylie into surgery today. The Dr's have completed the exploratory surgery recommend and Jaylie is recovering currently. The Dr's did NOT find any conclusive evidence or condition that would conclusively explain why Jaylie's stomach has been so descended. What the Dr's DID find is Jaylie's lower bowel is extremely swollen and not working the way it should -- as to why it's not working the way it should the Dr's are not sure of. The Dr's took several biopsies of the lower bowel and colon to test for disease and infection though they are not convinced there is any disease or infection. The surgeon decided to perform a loop ileostomy on Jaylie to give the lower distressed bowel and chance to recover an heal. The surgeon said she did not see any unhealthy bowel or dead bowel. You can read more about ileostomy HERE.

The Dr's have advised Jaylie will have a stoma for the next little while buying time for the lower bowel to heal (Yes 'little while' is vague time frame. The Dr's have not been clear as to how long Jaylie will have a stoma -- based upon yesterday's conversation with the Dr's, Jaylie may have a stoma any where from a couple of days to a couple of months).

The Dr's have advised the biopsy results should be back by Thursday.

Jaylie is resting now and doing well.

We will keep you posted as to what is to come. There will fore sure at least another surgery to close up the stoma if no other issues are found.

As always, thank you SO much for your prayer and support!

Nathan, Kristina & Jaylie

A picture from before the surgery:

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for the update, was worried about little Jaylie! Hopefully they will be able to pinpoint the issue soon...little Jaylie needs to get on the road to recovery and getting bigger and coming home! Once Spencer and Jaylie are out of the NICU we will have stories to tell!! Hang in there, prayers coming your way continually!