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Apr 07, 2010
saustin
Sweetems' Mommie
Attempting to reach Molson1525
I did not know how else to contact you. But my little man is going to undergo Nissen on the 21st of this month. I have been struggleing, but his choke cough swallow combo is something that keeps alarming me. I remember in your older post that you had mentioned other mothers whose children underwent the Nissen. Is there anything that I can expect? I know that he will be back on exclusive breast milk for 2 weeks before we introduce the whole eating process all over again. Any help would be greatly appriciated.. Thank you again..
Apr 07, 2010
jeddsmommy
Jessica, Mommy to Jedd, severe reflux, severe food and oral aversions, Finally G tube free!!! VSD repair 4-24-07 (open heart surgery), hypospadias, repaired 3 times and Ear tubes Visit Jedd at his CB site: www.caringbridge.org/visit/jedd
I know a whole slew of parents who have children with Nissens if you want to add me on FB.
Apr 07, 2010
molson1525
Mary & Nicholas 7-17-03 (non-refluxer)allergies, asthma on Singulair and Flovent & Aidan 1-28-07(my refluxer)Nissen Fundoplication on June 20, 2008, FTT, MSPI, DGE, ear tubes, allergies and severe GERD now currently taking just Prevacid and drinking Elecare Vanilla 1+.
Well I am sorry that you have reached that point of having to decide to do a Nissen but it was a wonderful option for us. For us the procedure went really well. We went in at 5AM on a Friday and he was in surgery by 7 AM and out of surgery by 10AM. The first day was hard because he woke up out of anestheia in a lot of pain. They were very good about controlling his pain with narcotics and so he slept most of the first 24 hours. The second day was much harder because he really wanted something to drink and it took them about half of that day to clear him for clear fluids. Once he could drink something he was so much happier. By day three he had done so well that they were offering him soft foods although he really didn't want much other then popsicles and jello. Really by day 2 he was in the toy room playing with other kids and acting totally normal. We were sent home on the third day with a soft foods diet to follow until post-op follow-up. We went back 2 weeks later to remove stitches and by then he was already eating things other then soft foods and completely oral and seriously such a different child already that we had absolutely no regrets about the surgery. Something I was warned about but wasn't fully prepared for was dumping syndrome. I think about a week after surgery we were feeding him something and like instantaneously he had explosive diarhea and broke out in a cold sweat like he was running a high fever. It is one of the side effects of the surgery. Luckily, for us it was temporary like only a few days and we backed off food for a little bit which helped. I was really worried about scarring but doing it laprascopically it leaves such minimal scarring it is amazing. Our new ped could barely even see the scars on his stomach now. If you have any other questions don't hesitate to ask. It was a very awful feeling handing my son over for life changing surgery but like you I knew we had no other choice. Hang in there and we will be thinking and praying for your family on the 21rst.
Apr 10, 2010
saustin
Sweetems' Mommie
sure... let me try and find you on there.. thanks
Check with your
doctor first!