Thursday, October 14, 2010
Endoscopy is Behind Us!
Julianne's endoscopy went really well. It was quick compared to her other surgeries!! HA! Everything looked good. Here esophagus was nice and pink and nothing looked abnormal. Dr. Alberty biopsied (is that how you spell that?) her stomach and intestines and we should have the results next week. For now, it seems that her eating problems are a psychological aversion to food/eating. We will continue to work on that. Julianne seemed a little out of sorts after the procedure, but after a long nap at home she's returned to normal. :)
Thank you for all of your prayers!! We're so thankful that God protected our JuJu once again! Oh! AND she didn't need to be on the ventilator!! They protected her airway, but she was able to breath on her own for the whole procedure. Julianne was relatively calm until she had to put on the mask with the gas. She watched Mickey and tried to do somersaults on the bed! We are so thankful that God not only protected her physically, but also calmed her fears. We pray with her every night that God would "help me not be scared". She still got upset everytime a person in scrubs came in, but I would say there were many more smiles than tears in pre-op. :)
I thought this was a cool picture! This is Julianne's Nissen Fundoplication. This is looking up from the bottom of her stomach.
Here's the picture flipped so you can get a better idea. That's where her esophagus meets her stomach and they did the fundoplication to prevent reflux. Pretty cool, right??