Thursday, September 06, 2012
...Another Little Man in My Life
Ryan is such a good baby. Very calm and content. Rarely cries and has no problem burping after meals. The first week went pretty smoothly and then he began throwing up with just about every feeding. We tried everything we could to help him keep his food down from feeding smaller amounts at a time, burping more frequently and changing formulas. Nothing seemed to work and each day he was vomiting more frequently. I had to leave them on September 1 but they gave me regular reports that he wasn't urinating or having bowel movements. They finally took him to the emergency room early this morning and they found that he had a condition called Pyloric Stenosis. It's basically a blockage in the stomach flap that leads to the intestines (or something like that). He had to have surgery yesterday afternoon and is spending the night in the hospital recovering. I know it was a rough day for Cory and Stephanie watching their little man with IV's and wheeled off to surgery. I am thankful to God for his watchful care over Ryan and am happy to report that the surgery was a success and he will be back to normal soon. Big brother Liam isn't sure what to think of his new baby brother who is capturing some of Mom and Dad's attention away. He's doing well with the adjustment though and I'm sure before too long they will be good buddies. Welcome to our world Baby Ryan and may your recovery from surgery be speedy and painfree.