(We told you about the wonderful addition to our grandchildren HERE. )
Three weeks later, this was his daddy’s view….
…as little Tommy and Mommy took an ambulance ride to the Cleveland Clinic. Tommy was diagnosed with pyloric stenosis, an uncommon medical condition that can develop after 3 weeks of age. The pyloric valve is located between the stomach and the small intestine, it becomes thickened and narrowed preventing food from traveling through the digestive system. The main symptom is projectile vomiting, which he developed the weekend his family was visiting with us. As soon as Kelly got home, she took him to the doctor and the diagnosis was made. Another one of the symptoms is dehydration, which caused his little veins hard to locate. 14 times an IV attempt was made and failed.
The hospital wanted to hydrate him before surgery, but he was finally sent to surgery without an IV.
Here he is just before surgery.
And right after surgery. Still asleep from anesthesia.
The surgical procedure is rather fast and simple. Very small incisions are made next to the belly button laparoscopically and a small cut is made to the valve to release the narrowing. He should be able to start eating in a few hours, though he may still have some vomiting for awhile.
They thought the best place for him to wake up from his ordeal was in Mommy’s arms.
How thankful we are for good medical care and modern medical procedures!
Hopefully he will good as new real soon!
Thank you each one that prayed for them. It was a very trying night as they tried IV start after start. It made for much sleeplessness, and much prayer.
We are thanking God.
If anyone would like to send a card here is the address: Rev. Gabriel and Kelly Clyde
313 East Main Road
Conneaut, OH 44030
Fear thou not; for I am with thee:
be not dismayed; for I am thy God:
I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee.