Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Samuel Kenneth Finzer Update 66

Samuel's surgery went very well. The surgeon was able to remove the whole goretex patch and place the G-tube without complications. The G-tube needs to drain any fluid accumulation until tomorrow. After that, they will start feeding him. I am so blessed to have such a great church family. Pastor Gabbard came and prayed for Samuel right before he was taken for surgery, then Gene Belew came to pray for us and with us. I know all of you have been praying ... this morning we got a phone call at 6 AM to let us know that the surgeon had a cancellation and Samuel's surgery was moved up to 8:30 AM! God knows what is best for Samuel and His hand has been orchestrating all the details to make this surgery possible. What an awesome God we serve! Keep praying!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Samuel Kenneth Finzer Update 65

Praise God that my 10 month old baby boy; Samuel Finzer, will have his surgery tomorrow. God is so good. The surgeon is extremely busy and the next slot available was the end of November. The receptionist said that the GI exam and the surgery becoming available in this short of notice never happens. God can do anything.

In the past month and a half, Samuel has dropped weight. He has acid reflux and is gagging on the feeding tube which goes down his throat. Samuel is in pain when he eats. He has been spitting up 4 out of 5 of his feeds. It has been draining on my wife and I. It is a lot to give Samuel multiple baths and change the bed multiple times a day. The surgery will remove all or part of the gortex patch in his abdomen so that a G-Tube can be put in. The G-Tube will go directly into the stomach thereby eliminating the problem with the gagging and reducing the acid reflux.

This is a new beginning for Samuel. Please pray for his surgery.

The surgery is tomorrow; October 6th at 9:10am at Children's Hospital. Samuel will be in the hospital from 3 to 5 days of recovery.