It’s now been almost 36 hours since Adam has had any food. The doctors do not want him to eat anything until they know his intestinal tract is functioning properly. We are hoping they regain function very soon because as you can imagine, Adam is STARVING. He’s tried vomiting a few times this morning, and last night he vomited a little of whatever was left in his stomach, so the doctors ordered an abdominal x-ray. The x-ray showed a lot of trapped gas in his belly. They may need to put a tube down to remove the gas.
Surprisingly, our brave little warrior slept through the night well, with almost no crying, so I got more sleep than anticipated. The night nurse expected him to be crying all night and was shocked to find him asleep for most of the night. He’s been soothing himself as much as possible, by sucking on his fingers, like such:
Mark and I are doing OK. The night before the surgery we both didn’t get much sleep, but last night was better. During the surgery yesterday, we were also able to spend some time praying for Adam’s procedure while enjoying a nice breakfast together at a little cafe down the street.
Adam will need to either pass gas or have a bowel movement before he is able to eat. This will confirm that his intestinal tract is back in working order. His bloated belly will also need to improve, otherwise anything he eats will be vomited. Please pray that Adam will be able to eat very soon.