Sunday, November 30, 2008


Wills is back from theatre and the news is positive. They checked everything and found the bowel to look healthy with good blood supply and drainage. There were no holes or leaks but they did find a few adhesions, where both sides of the bowel had stuck together. One of these may have been causing a blockage. His bowel has been cleaned out and they were able to close him straight up so we are back on the ward. The nurse tonight wants to be able to get to both sides of him in case of any post op emergencies so I am confined to sleeping in the bathroom! Small price to pay for having him sorted out this evening. The surgeons were looking very relieved when they came to talk to us. Wills will be sore for a couple of days but we are all hoping things will settle down soon and we can get back to getting his new gut feeding again.

There are still some concerns about rejection but his bowel looks healthy so, it this is the case, it should not be too serious. He will have his routine biopsies tomorrow and Thursday and any necessary action will be taken according to the results. Poor Wills has really been through it and deserves a good run from now. Thanks for all the positive thoughts and prayers. It looks like they are working but we still have a journey to travel.


suebyrne75 said...

Great news have a good night Sue xx

Rebecca said...

Very glad to hear that the surgeons were relieved! I really hope that William won't feel too sore, and that things will settle down now. I hope that he isn't having any rejection, and that his bowel is much happier after being cleaned out.

Big hugs to you and to William,

Becky xxxx

suzie said...

Bless him, he's not had an easy time of it. Hoping and praying that it's onwards and upwards from now on.

As always, thinking about all of you and sending a great big (((HUG))) to you Sarah.


Ellie said...

hi mum wills and paul
hope everything goes well

meme said...

That is good news.Thinking of you all,

Tracy said...

I have been following your story and was so relieved to read that all is ok, I hope Wills had a comfortable night and you managed to get some sleep too!

Always in my thoughts x

Aunty P said...

Glad to hear that the news is positive - lets hope you have a good few days and that William isn't too sore.
Take care
lots o f love

Sarah's Mum said...

Thanks for phoning last night. I know you must have been physically and emotionally exhausted but the good news meant that I did get a good nights sleep. Girls are fine. Ellie seems to have recovered from the lack of sleep from her friends sleepover party. Just got to deal with the glitter nail varnish that I noticed on the way to school!
Much love to you all. Mum x x x

Tinypoppet said...

hi lovely,

It's a rocky and very confusing ride post transplant...just keep focusing on the here and now as it goes all over the place and as you've correctly identified things can change hourly! Hang on in there, look after have the most fantastic team looking after William and hopefully they are going to get you guys quickly through to your amazing new life. xxx

ps - my mummy slept in the bathroom when I was really poorly, so you can compare notes ;) xx

vikki said...

I'm so pleased that the news was positive, your site is the first one i check in the morning and last one at night, and several times inbetween, so many people are fond of William (and his family of course)

daisymama said...

as always you are in our thoughts and prayers here. Steph & Daisy

Emma said...

So pleased that its nothing to serious.
Fingers crossed no rejection.
Hope Will's isnt too sore.
HUGS to you all.
Emma xxxxx

SherryB said...

Good to read much more positive news today.

ducksdisease said...

Just caught up with your news after missing you on fetch.

What a brave boy William is. Hope he is over the worst. Sending prayers to you all.