Saturday, November 29, 2008

The Best Birthday Present Of All!

It was my birthday today and the best present of all was having all my children with me!!! It was lovely to see the girls. I miss them so much. We left Wills with Paul and went off for lunch and a quick gluwein at the German Christmas market with Mum.

Wills was on good form today but in pain again. He declared that it had been a good day for him but a bad day for his tummy. He was chatty and getting close to his self. His liver enzymes are now improved, a great relief to me and the team. However, his stoma has completely stopped working and we had to stop his feed. Once again, we were down at x-ray. William insisted on taking all his lovely balloons with him, much to the amusement of everyone we passed en route. The surgeon came to see us when we got back and asked me to put the tube that goes into his jejenum, the bowel just below the somach, onto fre drainage. Immediately, right before our eyes. 250 mls of bile poured out. William's stoma is very swollen and the surgeon thinks the end of the bowel may have been punctured in the routine stoma biopsy that happens twice a week. Wills is off feed for the time being and we will wait and see what happens over night. If the stoma is still not working he will have a CT scan and may have to go back into theatre. This is a dissapointing set back but that is all it is. His bowel did work and it will again! It is sad for him that he may have to face another painful operation though.


Rebecca said...

Yay for having your family all together on your birthday!!! Hope you had a fabulous day!

I'm glad that they figured out what the problem was with William's stoma, and I really really hope and pray that he won't need the operation and that his bowel will start working again by itself.


Becky xxx

suzie said...

Happy Birthday for yesterday Sarah, so glad to hear you were all together for the day.

Praying for William's bowel to start working, so he doesn't have to go back to theatre.

Thinking of you all.

Hope said...

how could you post such a rubbish pic of me on the internet for everyone to see:[
missing u lots

Sarah's Mum said...

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder,Hope. I think it's a lovely pic. Gma xxxx