Gavin went back to the OR around 1:30. Adam and I are feeling ok but my nerves are jumping. He was heavily sedated when we left so there was not crying and he was not scared, which makes me feel better. We expect the surgery to be several hours. I'll try to update as I hear from the docs.
***3:00 Update: They are attempting to do the enterectomy via laproscopy with six incisions. The laproscope is in and they are beginning to tie off the blood supply down at the colon and work their way back up. He is doing well. There is a chance that they will need to open him up, but we are hoping to avoid that.
***4:15 Update: Gavin's large bowel and part of the small bowel is out. They still need to take out the colon, gallbladder, make the jejuntostomy and then place a new femoral line. They are thinking we have at least two more hours. Thanks for your prayers. If they are able to pull this entire thing off using the laproscopy it will be amazing! Thank you Lord for technology.
***5:00 Update: Gavin is doing great! All the intestines are out and they are currently working on the colon. They were able to do all the "cutting" or resection of the bowel outside his body, which drastically drops the risk of sepsis after surgery. We are all feeling pretty good, just ready for this to be over. This is great therapy for me to process everything they come out and tell me -- and is passes by some time. Looks like we still have 2 hours to go. Can't wait to see my little boy!
***6:30 Update: Oh that colon! Seems to be giving them a hassle -- might be a little longer, still have quite a bit of work to do. They say he is still doing great! I think we may try to grab some dinner soon, we'll see if my nerves actually allow me to eat it.
***7:30 Update: Gavin's colon is now completely out and they are working on the gallbladder. I was told this portion takes about an hour. After the galbladder they will pull the jejunostomy out through one of the laproscopic incisions and then rewire his fem line. We are getting very tired. Almost done.
***8:30 Update: Seven hours later and Gavin is done!!!! They are in the process of placing an epidural type form of pain control. We will be headed to the ICU and I will be sure to update in the morning. We thank you from the bottom of our heart for the prayers and support you have given us.