Colby, Colby, Colby. I love you buddy. We’ve had more than enough excitement in our lives, don’t you think? I took Colby down to Salt Lake City on Monday morning to have his Nissen Fundoplication. It’s a laparoscopic surgery that is fairly routine even in kids. Except when it isn’t.
During the procedure Colby’s left lung collapsed. The surgeon who has done several surgeries on Colby and knows his history fairly well came out to tell me how it went and led with this “In 1% of these procedures….” followed by a pause where I chimed in with “Bring it. What happened?” I knew it wasn’t life threatening or he wouldn’t have been talking to me in the parent waiting room so I figured it was safe to joke a little. It was. Colby had 7 incisions from the procedure and 1 from the chest tube he was lucky enough to have for 24 hours.
Chest tubes are not very fun. At least that’s what I was able to gather from Colby and his very uncomfortable night that night. Poor kid had a seizure, and lots of morphine. The chest tube was pulled the next day but not before the nurse practitioner made me really mad and argued with two surgeons that Colby should not be allowed to go home because she messed up the way the orders were written. That’s a very long story that I’m still trying to resolve.
We came home the next day and the last week was crazy painful for him. His intestines ground to a halt and I had to pull out some heavy duty laxatives before they decided to start back up yesterday. We missed church and I’m pretty sure that given the situation people are thankful we did.
Today a friend came over and worked on Colby with some energy work and taught me how to do some of it for him. He was laughing this afternoon and smiling again. There was a lot of trapped fear in that boy that was released today and he is so much happier. Have any of you ever done any energy work? I’d love to hear about it. I’m working on becoming Emotion Code certified and eventually Body Code certified. I’ve seen amazing things happen using these techniques and I’m excited about the journey I’m on.
Colby goes back to school tomorrow and I’m excited for a small break after the craziness of last week.