Wednesday, January 27, 2010

G-Tube

Lucy is scheduled for an inpatient hospital visit next week to get her G-Tube placed and possibly Laparoscopic Nissen surgery, to help correct her severe reflux, Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

The surgery will strengthen the valve between the esophagus and stomach, which stops acid from backing up into the esophagus easily. We hope the surgery can be videoscopic, which is less invasive with a quicker recovery time. If left untreated, it can cause ulcers and narrowing of the esophagus.

We'll keep everyone updated on how Lucy is doing and if she is able to have the surgery.