Friday, September 21, 2012

One Step Forward Two Steps Back

Wednesday morning the Pediatric surgeon (filling in for the surgeon who did his Saturday surgery) came by and found everything healing well and was very positive that Little L. could eat any day now and be out in a few weeks tops.

Come Thursday morning the Neonatolgist notices that the stoma site (where his colostomy bag attaches) was turning black (not a good color obviously, they say the color of the inside of the mouth is best). The Surgeon assured her that to some degree that can still be normal, the piece that turns black can fall off like an umbilical cord and it still heals. He said as long as Logan is pees, breathes and does not run a fever and has a white blood cell count that all is fine.

Well fast forward this morning and at 7 am the surgeon personally called me (they operate on the no news is good news philosophy so I was not looking forward to what he said. He said thinking about Logan had kept him up last night and he was impressed that revision surgery was needed despite how well Logan appeared to be doing on the outside. We trusted him and rightly so because when they did the surgery it showed to have been a very necessary thing, and because he was not sick or in a compromised condition he will still be able to handle the recovery.

Unfortunately this means we are in the same place as last week, coming out of surgery, back on a ventilator, unable to hold him, dealing with pain management issues and waiting for his tummy to be ready to accept food again, but that is just how it works in the medical realm.

We feel so lucky for Logan to be in such good hands and that Mr. B continues to be taken care of by family and friends who love and care about him. Thank you so much for your prayers.


  1. So sorry to hear that he had to get surgery again, but thank God (literally) for such an inspired and caring surgeon! You and your family are in my thoughts! <3

  2. Wow! I am so thankful that surgeon listened to the spirit and I can only imagine how thankful you guys are. God loves Logan and has a plan for him. I keep praying for him and you guys.

  3. Thank you, thank you, dear surgeon, for following the promptings of the Spirit. We will continue to keep your family in our prayers!

  4. I am so sorry you are having to go through this emotional roller coaster! I will keep you in my prayers. Thank heavens you are in such a capable places with doctors and nurses who follow the Spirit!

  5. Oh Charlene! I can't imagine! My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  6. Charlene, you are an incredible lady, wife, and mama! I'm so glad you have such wonderful loved ones taking care of you. You continue to be in our prayers. much much love, britt sharp