Saturday, January 29, 2011

Jackson's Surgery

I feel like it has taken me forever to post a update! Jackson has been doing very well! His last eye appointment in Dec. the eyes were clear and we have another eye appointment in the next couple of weeks so I will be anxious to see if the eyes stayed clear. I am however not counting on it since we postponed the remicade infusions for 3 weeks and methotrexate injections for 2 weeks because of his surgery. Jackson had hernia repair surgery almost 2 weeks ago. I was very nervous because he is high risk of infection because of all his meds supressing his immune system. But he is great and so far no infection! Coming out of anesthesia was rough, Jackson was not happy and cried a lot. I finally convinced the nurse that he would be much more comfortable at home so they let us go. After we got home things went well. He walked hunched over and holding his stomach for only 2 days. I kept him home for the entire week and had him watch movies to make sure he would rest. I still have yet to see the incision because its covered with a clear dressing and there is blood under it that I am not suppose to touch! We go back to the surgeon on Monday morning to see how he healed. Then Wednesday we go to Childrens Hospital in Minneapolis for his infusion. I also have my own doctor appts next week too, so it will be a busy week for me.
I am also happy to announce to those of you aren't friends with me on facebook that we are expecting baby #2 in the begining of August! We are very excited and Jackson is excited to be a big brother. He thinks he also has a baby in his belly too, lol! I am a little nervous about having a new baby and dealing with all of Jackson's medical issues but it will all work out. And it gives us something exciting and positive to look forward to!

1 comment:

  1. I'm so happy that he did so well for the surgery! I'm so glad that you posted an update here because I have a hard time keeping up with all of the FB news :) I hope that the eyes will remain under control even with not having meds for a bit.

    You'll do great with the new baby through this! It may be exhausting some days for the first month or two but you'll do great! I hope that you're feeling better now! I felt your pain being pregnant and sick.