Actually it's from Ohio to Ukraine, back to Ohio, then to China

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

8 days until the surgery

We met with the two surgeons who will be performing Wesley's surgery next Friday. Everything is ready to go. To replace Wesley's esophagus, the doctors will be using a 12 cm section of his middle colon (hence the necessity of the clean out). Wesley will have incisions around the top part of his neck, around the middle of his stomach toward his side, and down below his belly button. Hopefully the doctors will not have to move his g-tube (the tube on his belly through which he is fed), but they may to be able to position the stomach in the best possible position for the attachment.
Wesley is expected to be in ICU for three to four days, then to a "regular" room. Once a scope is done to ensure Wes has no major leaks, we start oral feedings!!! A few days later we go home, so Wes is expected to be in the hospital for about 7-10 days total.
Thank you so much for your prayers - we can feel them. We are excited and looking forward to the surgery!!
Love - Damon, Staci and Wesley
Ephesians 6:10 - "Finally, be strong in the Lord, and in the strength of His might."

Wesley with "Doda" and "Pawpaw"

not exactly a smile, but I think he was excited about something
feeding his dog a french fry
"Why will the dog not eat this fry? The dogs at home would."
walking around in my vest


Tami said...

Wow! That will be a big process. We'll be keeping the little guy in our prayers. Please keep us updated on how we can pray! Hugs to all of you!!!

Anonymous said...

This is Doda. I don't know why I look so sad. (I was probably trying to hide my braces.) Usually I grin like crazy when I am around this happy little guy!!!
We are all praying for you Wesley!
Love, Grandma S

Stacey said...

Aw, love the french fry dog! He will certainly be in our prayers.

Anonymous said...

We will be praying for you all. Keep us updated on his progress.

Christine said...

Wow! What a an amazing surgery he has planned. Hope all goes well!

Tim & Rita said...

You all will definitely be in our prayers. I am so glad that Wesley's problem can be repaired.

Take Care
Happy Easter!

The Rogersuz said...

We will definitely be keeping him in our prayers as well as Mom and Dad:) He is so precious!

CJ said...

If you all are still in the hospital on the 22nd, we could stop by to see you. We have appointments up there on that day. I would love to meet you all.
Mt Washington, KY

stilllooking said...

Prayers for your sweet little angel and your family.

I would say that is indeed a smile :-).

Have a Blessed Easter!

stilllooking said...
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adoptedthree said...

My prayers for a speedy recovery!

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