Feb 12, 2009

out of surgery

Davis went to surgery around 11.30 this morning and the surgeon just came out to tell us he's done and that everything went well. The hole in the diaphragm was medium to large, so they did have to use a patch rather than just sew the diaphragm back together. The small intestine, large intestine, and spleen were all herniated. They did also have to perform a Ladd's procedure to rotate the intestines and sew them in place. We haven't been allowed to go back and see him yet. Dr. Rice said he felt the surgery went well, Davis' repair looked good, and he feels like he'll be all right with time. We'll update more later...

23 comments:

kat said...

thank you for taking the time to let us know about davis!

all my love, sj's too>

xo

Dance630 said...

I am very glad things went well. I love you and am still praying. Thanks for the update. Please take care of yourselves!
Hugs and Kisses,
*Noelle

Anonymous said...

We're so pleased Davis's surgery went well. We'll continue to keep your little man and family in our thoughts and prayers!!!

Rob & Jo Maguire

Brandon said...

That is EXCELLENT news. Thanks for the update.

Brad Myers said...

Congrats guys! You are no longer the parents of a CDH baby! When Carter came out of his surgery, I just could not stop repeating that over and over in my head. Praying that the post surgery road is smooth and short and you guys are working on feeding very soon!

Jenny Thomas said...

Thank you God for answering so many prayers for Davis and his parents. Thank you for letting us know so soon how things went and will continually check back for updates. Michael and Linds, soon you will be holding him in your arms and loving him until your heart is content. Love you guys,

Jenny

The Homleids said...

Praise God! We'll keep praying!
Love U,
The Homleids

The Owenbys said...

This sounds like good news and I have been checking to see if there was an update - thank you for taking the time. The prayers and positive thoughts continue...

theparkerreesefoundation said...

Great news... We'll continue to keep y'all in our thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

Never doubted for a minute.

Nick Friedman, Jen Kelly...The Duckpond Pottery said...

I've been thinking about little Davis on and off all day...your blog and his unforgettable pictures are now firmly lodged in my mind. I am glad to read the positive and hopeful update and look forward to more good news as his healing journey continues.
Jen

Alison, Chris and Davis Cieszko said...

Prayers for an uneventful recovery and steady progression towards feeding. Hang in there Davis.

Chris, Alison, & Davis Michael Cieszko

Alison, Chris and Davis Cieszko said...

Prayers for an uneventful recovery and steady progression towards feeding. Hang in there Davis.

Chris, Alison, & Davis Michael Cieszko

RhondaY said...

Davis and all of you are in my prayers. He is beautiful. Can't wait to see him and hold him. Take care and know that his guardian angels are watching over him.
Love, Aunt Rhonda

Tracy Meats said...

Wonderful news that Davis is out of surgery! Many prayers that Davis as an easy recovery and there are no more obstacles in his way!!

Tracy Meats - mom to Ian, born with a LCDH on 4/3/04

Brad, Kellie, Lucy and Baby Carter said...

By the way, Davis had his surgery on the 1 year anniversary of Kellie and I finding out that we were pregnant with Carter. Looks like Feb 12th will hold the same special place in your household as it does in ours.

Lana said...

I knew he was a determined to get home with you as soon as he can. You, Michael and of course Davis are never far from my thoughts. Know that you are in my prayers and always sending loving vibes.

Lana

Anonymous said...

Davis will continue to astound, defy, beat the odds and come out swinging!

Owain's mommy said...

Praise God!!!

Anonymous said...

thank you for updating us! there are so many people praying for all of you guys! stay strong and faithful! he WILL come thru this!

Fer said...

Thanks for the update. I'm glad the surgery went well.

Shane said...

Glad to hear surgery went well. You are constantly in our thoughts and prayers. Love you three! The 4 Ihme's

Breath of Hope said...

This is - as you have been told the most critical part (that they can predict with these babes) - may Sir Davis continue to shock and awe the Duke NICU.

With thoughts, prayers and LUNG FUNCTION chants,
Elizabeth