Well Friday's surgery went well. They were able to put the mesh in as they had planned. Baring any emergencies or complications, that is his last planned stomach surgery. Now the rest of the healing begins.
The doctors weren't lying about the painful recovery. Tyler is in a lot of pain right now. He's saying he's at level 9 even with all of the pain meds they are giving him!! Last night when I was with him, he was refusing to get his trach suctioned because he knew it would cause him to cough, which would hurt his stomach. And when the nurse told him he had to get a bath, a look of pain and anguish came over his face! The poor kid! He made it through and got suctioned before going to bed, though.
He had a bit of throwing up in the middle of the night and a lot of coughing, which didn't make for a good full night's sleep. But he was resting when I saw him this morning.
If the recovery goes as planned, we are looking at February before he gets to go home. Of course, that is only the stomach healing and not the cancer. Still no plan has been presented for the cancer.
Thank you for continuing to pray for Tyler. Looking back on these 3 months, I can say it is a miracle that he has made it this far! We are continuing to put our trust in the One true God! May His will be done in Tyler's life!!