Update From Room 3071

Surgery went well.

Parker was voted the recipient of Today’s Blue Plate Special here at PCMC.

That’s cause he was worked on by three different doctors.  He’s got new holes from the top of his trach stoma to the bottom of his belly.

Life was rough  for a minute as our Brave Hero made his way from the last dredges of anesthesia to the pain (literally) of reality.

It’s been a  rocky span of time.  But I think we have the pain under control with  Nubaine, and the crazy making itching under control with a hit of Benadryl.

A mic-key extension tube has been hooked up to Parker’s g-tube button to keep a continuous vent going on the new Nissen.

We’ve been kind of taken by surprise by the amount of air bubbles and tummy stuff that is making it’s way forthwith via the extension tube.

His surgeon keeps telling us that this Nissen was most necessary.  There’s been a whole lot of refluxing going on.

There’s other stuff too.  I’m just too tired to think straight right now.

ps: If this nurse that just walked in wakes my kid up, she’s gonna be spending the rest of the night walking funny.

pps: And I say that in the nicest sort of way.

Actually ALL of our nurses today have truly been excellent in giving care to Parker. We’ve been blessed.

About Tammy and Parker

Special Needs Blogger, and homeschooling Mom, heavily involved in advocacy for all kids with special needs in Utah.


  1. I’m glad to hear surgery went well, and is recovering.

    On the ps…we tell the nurses who like to be too loud on their entrances and exits to Max’s room, “You wake him, you take him!” Here’s hoping you have a quiet night for Parker to heal up quickly so he can get home soon!

  2. Thanks for the update, I was going crazy! Sleep well tonight.

  3. I’m so happy to hear that things went well for Parker. Here’s to a speedy recovery. Get some sleep, too.

  4. So glad to hear he came through in relatively great shape! Will keep praying and watching for updates. Sleep tight, momma and Brave Hero!

  5. valmg

    I am relieved that things went well, also that the staff has been good. I’ll keep praying for you two for a good recovery. If there’s anything I can do please let me know.

  6. I’m so glad you posted. I have been watching for one. I’m praying that they keep Parker’s pain under control. I will pray that the nurses and dr’s continue to have wisdom to heal him and are great to Parker.

    Thanks for the update. I know how hard it is to blog while in the hospital.

    Hugs from MO

    Kaci and Carson

  7. Glad to hear that everything went well and that they got the pain meds in order and it under control. Interesting to see all the stuff coming out from the venting. Praying for you guys and a speedy recovery

  8. I’m glad to hear that the pain has been managed and that Parker is sleeping. I know that Luke had a very rough night after his Nissen surgery. I am praying for a speedy recovery and that he will not have any more complications and am hoping that you will be home in time for Christmas.

    Love in Christ,

  9. I am so happy to hear the good news and hope to hear more!

  10. Praying for Parker. And you.

    Breathing deeper and longer knowing surgery is over and Mama Bear is on the watch.

    Sending sugar plums (laced with Nubain) to Parker. 2010 – the year he eats.

  11. Kay drakesmom says:

    So glad to see an update. Will continue sending prayers. Drakes nissen recovery was rough for the first three days. After that things were much better. The surgery helped him tremendously.
    Hugs to Parker and his mom
    Kay and Drake

  12. While I don’t understand a lot of the specifics of this update, I get the general gist of things. I hope the pain is manageable, and that ALL of these procedures are successful.

  13. Heather

    I agree…the Nissen was roughest the first day…

    Praying big prayers of peace and pain freedom…and for the Momma to hold it together with grace.

    Hugs. Smooches.

  14. Glad that things went well. We’re still praying for you all!

  15. SO grateful that things went well and our brave hero is fighting in his usual strong Parker style! :)

    HUGS to all!!!

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