Saturday, March 6, 2010


Clark is doing ok, its pretty rough going so far.  The surgery ended up being 90 minutes and was more complicated than anticipated.  He ended up having :
- some artificial lining put into the diapham
- repaired a HUGE hernia
- had the wrap un-done, which created a whole in the stomach that was stitched up, 
-then had the wrap re-done.  Its called a Nissen wrap. 

It was all done lapriscopically so he has 6 very small incisions that are looking good.  He has a ton of stitiches on the inside and has just barely started to take small sips of water since about 11am today.  He is still on an iv, and thankfully that means he gets morphine too.  Kurt switched me for tonight and is at the hospital with him.  Kurt said since about 7pm he has taken a few drinks on his own and that is great progress.  He is still sleeping a lot and I think we are staying on top of his pain.  The next week to 10 days will be a very slow weaning process back to soft foods and then eventually solids.  This won't be very fun for Clark and we are thankful for his patient and sweet personality.  We love him so much and are thankful to have a great surgeon, team of doctors and nurses who are giving him top notch care. 
Thank you also for all of your prayers and support, help with children and meals.  We love you all! 


  1. Glad to hear the surgery was successful. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Sweet boy! We are praying for him and you - wish we were closer to help with the other kiddos. Love you!

  3. Thank you so much for the update. Oh, how those nights are long and lonely and worrisome. My thoughts and hugs are with you from a long distance.

  4. So happy to hear an update! You've been in my thoughts and prayers. Hope things continue to improve for the little guy. Hang it there. Wish I were there. Love you guys.