Surgery was a success

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Logan had his surgery on 11/24 to close the feeding tube site. Everything went well other than the fact that we found out 5 min. before surgery that he would need to stay overnight. Every conversation up to that point had been that it would be an outpatient surgery. The biggest reason for keeping him was his past heart issues. The other reason was that he wasn’t allowed anything by mouth for 6-8 hours after the surgery. Then it was clear liquids till the next morning. So along with Logan, I spent the night. Logan slept pretty well. Me, not so much. There’s so much activity going on at all hours. He was discharged around 11:00. Watching him, you’d never know he had surgery or that he still has stitches. He’s just as active as before. His discharge papers said to have quiet time and limited activity for 2 weeks. You tell that to a 17 month old.

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Since I’ve last posted we have removed Logan’s feeding tube (on 10/17/09). He is gaining weight although at a slow pace, but none-the-less gaining. Normally when these tubes are removed they close up from the inside out and there are no problems however in a small percentage of people they don’t always close and heal smoothly. Well meet….Logan “Small Percentage” Eisenhard. Seems his site has continued to leak and not heal. We’ve done a few weeks of different suggested attempts to get it on the right track and they haven’t worked. He is scheduled for surgery on 11/24 to have it surgically closed. As anxious as I am to get him sealed up and on the right track, I’m also not excited to have him go through a surgery. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers as we go through this bump in the road.

On an up note, Logan has decided it is time to finally be interested in trying to walk. He has started to push and walk behind one of his push toys. The next step of freedom is just around the corner.

Hope all is well with all of you and that everyone has a great Thanksgiving Holiday. I’ll do my best to get a quick report on how his surgery goes posted.

Video: On our feet and moving forward