Monday, January 14, 2008

Home after Surgery

Leaving Sydney Kids
Little Oliver Akash had a date with his surgeon for a gastrostomy on Thursday, January 10th. The operation went smoothly enough, but it was a hard four day stretch for all of us in the recovery ward. As he recovered, Oliver gradually started receiving milk again until he was up to full feeds, but now through his stomach button. Not having a tube down his nose and throat seemed to make a real difference, because Ollie was in a remarkably good mood overall. Today, in spite of the ward being shut down by a gastroenteritis outbreak (ugh), we managed to make our escape from Sydney Children's Hospital: home at last!

So now we can begin to work on his oral exercises without the constant anxiety and unhappiness over the nasal tube. It won't be quick, and it won't be easy, but at least this is a start...

Look, Ma, no tubes!

6 comments:

Karen said...

What a cutie! Best of luck with this new phase with the stomach tube.

Anonymous said...

The bonny baby sure looks happy!!! Hope and pray all this is done away with soon.

Anonymous said...

Wishing you all the best - he's adorable!

(Neal and Amy)

Ayan and Mome said...

Congratulations!!!

Caitlin Loehr said...

How wonderful to see Oliver looking so happy and content. What a great picture!

Susan, Mum to Molly said...

Happy Happy half-Birthday to little Oliver!

What a six-months it has been for you and your mummy & daddy...

I am very pleased to have met you and think that your mummy is doing an amazing job - especially to provide all of that wonderful mummy-milk for you.

What a fantastic expression (ha ha) of her love for you. You are a very lucky little fellow.

We look forward to getting to know even better.

Lots of love from, Susan & Jason, Lucy and Molly

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