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From Transplant to Gastro

From Transplant to Gastro

So the procedure went well yesterday. His stomach has reduced in size and the stent they placed will stay in for a while and that should remove some of the problems. Since the liver is working, transplant thought it is better for GI to get involved. He is not able to...
Doin’ ok!

Doin’ ok!

So after a late start (scheduled at 11 a.m. going in at 2 p.m.) Lennon is doing well. The stent that was in from the transplant surgery was in the wrong spot i.e. too low in order to cover the stitches that connected the bile duct. Hence there was leakage going on...
It all boils down to…

It all boils down to…

the stent removal tomorrow. All the top dogs (transplant and gastro) are thinking that Lennons problems are because of the stent that didn’t fall out when it should have. Thus given him issues in the colon area. They have been treating him with a med, that...
Why is it that…

Why is it that…

…nurses think that parents are not present in the room or even in the care of the child. When one thing grinds on me is that when people step on parental toes. Example, Lennon receives a breakfast tray and needs to be encouraged to eat the food. While we do not...
Results..what results?

Results..what results?

Alright, so they put a lot of contrast down the NG tube, and Fluro told me there is no obstruction (later confirmed by the diapers we had to change, I think my last count is 15?) but he does have reflux. Ok. In the meantime, he is still getting ill. His belly is...
Stent Removal Procedure

Stent Removal Procedure

Stent removal procedure is scheduled maybe sometimes tomorrow, at least this is the thought and the game plan for the moment. When Lennon had the transplant there was a stent placed in where the bile duct was connected and generally they tend to fall out on their own,...