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Surgery has begun.

Thursday, January 21, 2016



Bennett just went back a few minutes ago.  I'll share about our morning later.  But I wanted to update on the procedure he is undergoing now that I better understand what is going on.

Right before Bennett went back, Brian and I were able to briefly meet with the Pediatric Surgeon to talk about her plan.

Bennett is going to have a resection of his bowel, afterall.  This is going to be Bennett's most major surgery since having the life-saving meconium ileus/bowel repair surgery as a newborn.

The first time we addressed the rectal prolapse surgically, the Ped Surgeon went through the rectum to resect the bowel (resect means to cut out a part of the colon and sew the bowel back together).

The second time we addressed the rectal prolapse surgically, the Pediatric Surgeon placed glucose injections to keep the bowel from coming out of the rectum.

The third time we addressed the rectal prolapse surgically, the Pediatric Surgeon pinned the bowel up so it would stop coming out.

This fourth time we will our most invasive effort ever.  The doctor will laproscopically go through the abdomen to resect the bowel, hopefully taking more of it than she was able to to in the past.

This surgery isn't about correctly what wasn't done right before...it's just about trying to do the thing that will give him the greatest chance for success.  Unfortunately, it's also the most invasive.

Bennett is scheduled for a 2-3 hour procedure. I'll update as I know more.

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