Monday, October 13, 2014

~*What They Doing?*~

Dalton's surgery is on Thursday. 

~*3*~ more sleeps ya'll!

I just got off the phone with the amazing surgeon, Dr. Vesna Ivancic, and we covered all the pertinent info again. Here's her {profile}...ya'll have to check out the video profile! She is hysterical yet relatable....(in the area of Urology the proper names for body parts are thrown around quite easily, including in our own family.)

I keep being asked "What they doing to your kid?" Well, a bunch of re-plumbing. 

When Dalton had surgery to repair his {Myelomeningocele} the result was loss of bladder and bowel function. There is no surgery to "fix" it and make him continent again but there are surgeries that can improve his quality of life. One of those being a MACE or {Malone procedure} that will create a stoma by which we will control his bowel function.

Also, his bladder is teeny tiny. We need to make his bladder larger and the best way to do this is using his {intestines}. The aftercare for his bladder will be stricter than simply cathing like we're doing now. But long term, for the health of his bladder and more importantly, his kidneys, we *have* to do this!

So, thar ye have it!

I've had a few folks asking what they can do to help...PRAY, peoples, PRAY! The level of fear in my children is pretty high and we're at wits end trying to help them process it all. 

More tangibly, how can you help? We've had a few folks asking about meals and we be blessed to accept those offers. Message me privately if you are one of those folks that have asked me...


    

Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.