Baby James has done wonderfully. His surgery went well & he is stable and so very brave! The spleen, stomach, small intestine & a few loops of the large intestine were up in the left side chest cavity. This is not unusual and everything was moved down successfully! They did not need a gortex patch for the hole but did need to sew the muscle tissue to his rib, again this is fairly common during this nature of repair. The surgeons seemed happy with how it went and are confident about his recovery. Obviously this is majour surgery though so we need to monitor all his bits & pieces carefully. The surgical team will check on him daily. We are so thankful to the wonderful staff here...they are nothing short of amazing!!
Since his op James has been stable & they continue to wean his care as is appropriate, he is tolerating things well at the moment.
I have uploaded an x-ray of him post op with everything in the right place....doesn't his chest look lovely & clean now?!
Today was one of the toughest of our lives & we are so thankful to God for our miracle baby boy. He is amazing beyond words. We are so proud of our little warrior.
The next 48 hours will be a chance to see how little James copes with his organs in the right place. We will let you know how this goes.
Mike & I are exhausted and delighted at the same time. We couldn't ask for more from this inspirational little chap! He is already showing Mummy & Daddy how he fights. The last 3 days he has been through so very much & we adore him more than we ever imagined! We will thank God every day of our lives for giving us the most special gift.
Thank you so much for your prayers everyone! Please keep them coming, he has some way to go before he is totally better but we have total faith that the miracle will continue.
Ashley-James wanted to model baby
Maxton's bracelet for you!! See picture ;-)
We are off to say night night to our beautiful son.
Thank you again everyone!!!
Mummy & Daddy Reeve xxxx
Friday, 12 June 2009
Posted by Michael and Elizabeth Reeve at 14:51