Last night the flood gates of complications opened for Carter. Stool started pouring out from his old incision and his new stoma has stopped producing(or ever so close). This is as it sounds...Not good. It is not possible at this time to make a repair. The intestines have been through so much in the last seven days that the risk out weigh the rewards. It could actually send his progress backward if a repair were unsuccessful at this point. There are a lot of risks with the current situation and the main one is infection. Carter will remain in the hospital a few more days to run IV antibiotics and to make certain there is no stool spilling into the abdomen. Also, tomorrow Carter will have a PICC line put in. This is a central catheter that will be inserted in his arm and will go to a large vein in his chest near his heart. The need for this is pretty large as he has had to have five IVs in 7 days. His veins are very fragile making it tough to keep a good site for any length of time. We appreciate all of the prayers for Carter in the past weeks and we appreciate the ones to come in the next few weeks. There is no doubt God will see Carter through this as He has all other obstacles.
Carter is such a trooper! He is still smiling even though he is so sick!