Another Hospital Visit

The day after Will got home from Saint Francis from his surgery, Cate was admitted to OSU-MC. She had been running a fever the day before, so I checked her ears. They were infected, so I had a friend call in an antibiotic. The next day (the day she was admitted), her fever got up to 104.3. She wasn't eating and got dehydrated. She was also much less active than normal...floppy like a rag doll. Her pediatrician's office was closed, so I took her to the clinic where I work. Everyone there who saw Cate was like, "Oh my gosh, she looks really sick." One of my attendings looked at her, and said she needed to be put in the hospital. They were able to get an IV in her arm, but it infiltrated, so she wound up (after a total of 20 pokes) with one in her head. She got 3 days of IV fluids and antibiotics. She is doing great now, but she sure gave me a scare. She was discharged home in time to spend a little time with her Gran outside of the hospital and to have the best first Christmas a girl could hope for.

We Survived Surgery!

Will had his fundoplication, gastrostomy tube placement, and orchiopexy on Monday. In layman's terms, he had the top of his stomach wrapped around the bottom of his esophagus, a feeding tube placed, and his right testicle tacked down into his scrotum. We were in the hospital for 3 days and got home late this afternoon. Will was so brave and so good. I was just amazed at how well he did. Unless we were moving him (or a nurse or doctor came into the room), he didn't even really cry. I really think that all of the prayers going up for him from all over the world are what are helping him get through this. I am so grateful that God put his strength and peace into Will's little heart and that he guided the doctor's hands in his surgery. Please continue to pray for Will in his recovery and for the rest of us as we deal with all of this. Especially remember Jeremiah because this whole feeding tube thing is freaking him out! I have one week before I have to go back to work, so hopefully Will will be basically back to normal by then. Anyway, more updates to come. Please keep thinking about us and praying for us.