Back to Cincinnati...
Do we have to go?! We will be traveling back to Cincinnati for another appointment with Carter's G.I. Doctors on Tuesday. Thankfully, it is just a follow up appointment, although Carter will be having many tests done. He will have a contrast study to see how well his intestines are currently functioning and to make sure there are no strictures (narrowing of the bowel). He will also get a new, much smaller feeding tube while we are there. Yay! The main goal of this appointment is to make sure Carter is healthy enough to proceed with his "BIG" surgery.
Hopefully we will receive the ok from his G.I. team and will travel to Johns Hopkins in October to get the go ahead from his Urologist. We would love to be able to schedule his "BIG" surgery next month. We have to schedule it a few months ahead so that all of the teams involved can coordinate their schedules to be there. I know it sounds crazy for us to be ready to schedule his next surgery, but this is the surgery we have been dreading since birth. We are really ready to put it behind us and mainly put it behind Carter. The "BIG" surgery is the surgery where they will put Carter's bladder inside his body and break his hips and set them in place. The success rate of the surgery goes up if you have it before 3 years of age. Carter is 2, so we would really like to get it done this year. It is an extremely intense surgery and our hospital stay could last up to 3 months.
God has truly blessed Carter with health these past few months. It has felt great to see Carter laughing, smiling and being a normal 2 year old. It's hard to believe he has come so far in just a few months. Just this past March I was not sure that Carter would make it to his 2nd Birthday and now you would never know he has been sick! Our God is absolutely amazing! No words could ever describe how thankful we are that He chose us to be Carter's parents.
Please continue to pray for Carter. Pray he will tolerate the trip well. We have decided to drive instead of fly for the first time. So we will see how it goes. Please pray he gets the ok to move on to the next surgery. Thank you all so much for all of your faithful prayers! To Him be the glory!!!
So proud that he is wearing pants! :)
Loving this Fall weather!!!
Helping Mommy in the yard!