Just to explain a little, the Nissen Fundoplication is a surgery in which they wrap the top of Julianne's stomach around her esophagus in order to prevent the stomach contents from refluxing back up (for a more detailed explanation click here). A g-tube is a gastric feeding tube. It goes directly into the stomach and this is what Julianne would be fed through. Ideally, after this surgery Julianne would heal for 5-6 weeks then have another swallow study and, if the result is satisfactory, then we'd be able to work on getting her to eat on her own.
As I mentioned, we were not surprised that this is the next step. We are not excited about another surgery, but it seems to be the only option left and its what Julianne needs. We're thankful for caring and knowledgeable physicians who can diagnose these problems and recommend treatment. We're also thankful that Julianne has been protected in our previous attempts at feeding. Please continue to pray for Julianne's protection and for guidance in our decision as to where Julianne should have this surgery.
Now, as promised, here are some new pictures and videos:
Watching daddy and mommy do taxes is so boring that I fell asleep.
Just being cute