Wednesday, September 17, 2008

WOW! Amazing baby!!




So today they were going to do the surgery to attach a protective silo to cover Branston's parts. They had been covered by just gauze before. What happens is they put the silo on and tighten it as needed to help the little parts go back into place in his abdomen. So He went into surgery and we waited to talk to the surgeon to see how things went. Afterwards we asked him how it went and he says "things went well. We didn't need the silo. Everything is back in". WHAT?!!! Can you believe that?!!??!! Here we were prepared for this to be this huge long process and they fixed him! I know we're not out of the woods yet. He'll be on a ventilator until his abdomen stretches some so that there's not so much pressure on his lungs. But omg we are SOOOOOOO happy and excited that they were able to do that! Someone is definitely watching out for our little angel. Look at the pictures above. In the first one you can see the omphalocele is wrapped with gauze and is about the size of an orange. The next pic is after surgery, bump gone! YAAAY BABY BEAR! I'm so glad for the amazing team at Primary's helping our baby!

16 comments:

Karilynn & Co... said...
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Karilynn & Co... said...

That is so awesome! I'm sure you could not have even imagined it would be done that quickly.

Just FYI... while having my baby at Primary Childrens I learned a few things. If you ask... they will let you do things, like change diapers and help bath him. This may not be something you are interested in but I was desperate to TOUCH my baby so helping with these small things made a huge difference while he was on the vent. Just because they don't want you to hold him doesn't mean you can't help with other things so.... remember while he is there that he is STILL YOUR BABY and do whatever you can to feel bonded and connected to him and to make sure that he feels loved! The vent is an interesting phenomenon on it's own and depending on how long he is on it... you may see some interesting personalities emerge with extubation.

I know the people at Primary Children's will take good care of him. It is an amazing hospital. Just never devalue your own role in his recovery. Call me if you want to chat about all this. CONGRATS AGAIN!! LOOKS LIKE YOU'VE GOT A FIGHTER IN LITTLE BRANSTON!!

kdemille78 said...

Oh that just gave me goose bumps and made me tear up. I have been praying so hard for you guys and I am happy to hear that things are going so well. What a blessing sweetie, I bet you are so relieved and happy.
YEAH for fishy :)

BBGUNNS said...

YEAH BRANSTON! Keep on fighting little man. Leandra keep your chin up! We are praying for you and your family!

XOXOX
BRANDI

Megan said...

YEAH! I am so glad all went well with the baby and you. We will keep him in our prayers.

He is a beautiful little guy!!

I found your blog off of Becky's, hope you don't mind.

I am excited for you and your family. Congrats!!

Carina said...

What great news! I am so glad that everything is going well!

Anonymous said...

How freakin' awesome is that!!! That is great news!! I have a friend that works up there as a nurse on the night shifts. Her name is Shantelle Jensen. She is a amazing nurse!!! I'll have to let her know that you guys are there and tell her to take special care of your sweet little family. Again, I am soooooo happy for you!

Jodi said...

That is the best news! By the way Congrats! Branston is adorable! Just remember if you need anything Im just down the street.

allieb said...

oh yay congrats! sorry i'm a little late i haven't checked the blog in awhile! But I've been thinking of you and am so glad to see that everything is going very well! congrats he is a handsome little guy and I'm sure he will be home with you in no time! love you!

ME said...

I'm so happy for you guys! BTW he looks just like Jared! Keep us posted with more pics and let us know how things go! What a beautiful boy!

Isaac and Becky said...

Leandra I am so happy for you! What an amazing story!!!! We went to the temple Tueday and I put you on the prayer roll. I love temple prayers. Heavenly Father totally loves you! What a miracle. I hope you are recovering well. Let me know when you get home. I would love to come see you!

The Olsens said...

That is so wonderful. I am so happy they were able to do that so soon. I just cannot wait to meet your little guy. Let me know if there is anything you need. Way to go baby Branston!!!

Karen, Mackay & Easton said...

Yea Chula! I am so excited for you and little baby boy! It makes me so happy for you guys that things are turning out so well. =) still let me know if you need anything even though you have family here!

Ryan & Becky said...

I'm so happy. What a little champ. I can't wait to meet him. He is so cute. How are you?

Angie Whitman said...

WoW! What a huge, huge blessing. I am so happy for the little guy. I hope he can continue on his fast recovery and get to come home soon!:) What great news!!

FishinFamily said...

Oh YAY! That just brought tears to my eyes. What an amazing little guy you have, and how awesome that there are so many saying prayers for your 'baby bear' and that they are being heard and answered!! How are you doing?