Life with a boy and his Hypoplastic Left heart Syndrome, now Heart transplant and partial Liver from Aspergillius. Also, a girl and her Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome, Neuro Endocrine Cell Hypoplasia, Lumbar Hemangioma, asymmetrical gluteal cleft, Pectus Carinatum and two Super Sisters and one yummy baby brother.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

What a pain in the Aspergillus

Waiting is not something I am very good at. I have learned it is necessary, but I dislike it. Especially waiting to hear how things are going. I know most people might feel this same way. So I am doing a quick update so we can all sleep.

Gator boy did great. Doctor Meyers (who reminded me of my Auntie Mary in her manner and kindness) was amazing. Also, our anesthesiologist was fantastic. He said while he was taking care of Alex he would be his best friend, stuck to him and ready to do all that was necessary to keep him safe. 
Doctor Meyer explained that the liver is in 8 quadrants. They removed the entire #2 quadrant. Or the size of an orange. The liver was between hard and soft, bleeding was controlled and when we saw our boy he was even extubated. 
Recovery will be a long road, but we are so thrilled that he CAN recover. 

We are going to adjust our plans for our family trip. But I am so absolutely thankful he will be with us. 

I want to share that as trying as this has all been and as emotional as this has been. We still feel the love of our Savior. We are also comforted by the messages of love and prayer we receive. 

I am also thankful to everyone who help with the other children. My dad stepped in tonight and took Ry to activity days. 
Papa and Grandma Homer took some Chick-fil-a up to Gator last night.

These brothers hung out yesterday.. Gator can't wait for Asher to be big enough for Legos and race cars.. 


Summer said...

Continued prayers for Gator and your family. Hoping for a smooth recovery!! Hugs❤️

Melissa said...

many hugs and prayers.

Nicole Westmoreland said...

Sending our love and many heart hugs!

Andrea Griggs said...

We love Alex and your family so much-you are always in our prayers! I'm so glad the surgery went well. Thanks for the updates. We'll continue to pray for Alex and your family. <3

Melanie said...

So glad to hear that everything went well. I'm pretty sure Dr. Meyers did Peyton's abdominal surgery when he was two weeks old. She was awesome!

Allison said...

Phew! I checked first thing this morning to see if you had an update on Gator. I am hoping that his pain is being well managed despite the intensity of everything yesterday. We are sending all our love!

cici said...

Hi Gator xo
be a strong boy!