Riley had his contrast test this morning. It showed a couple of potentially troubling areas in his large intestine. But these tests aren't conclusive by themselves, unless there is a complete blockage. So, the surgeons will just have to check these spots out to know for sure if they are bad or not. If they are, then Riley will lose some intestine. If he has to remove those spots, he may chose to leave his ostomy in place for now, until those spots can heal. So...we have no idea what is going to happen tomorrow, other than he is scheduled for surgery at 7:30am, and we will have to arrive there at 6am. Of course an emergency could bump him to later like last time, we'll just have to see what happens.
Today, he has been restricted to clear liquids. Overall he has done great dealing with not being given food and milk. However for the majority of the day, he didn't consume much. Then this afternoon, he did a little, and promptly vomited. He begged for more, gave him some broth, which he gobbled down, and then he vomited that up and his bag leaked all at the same time. It was a fun few hours. Not sure what was causing the vomiting, but he seems better now. After effect from the constrast study maybe?? Not sure, but he's eat a couple jello cups and more broth since his last vomit and has done fine (so far).
He was in a pretty poor mood after his test this morning, up until about 3pm. But then, other than the vomiting, he was typical Riley Bear. Fun and playful and happy, and handling no food much better than we are! We have eat (once) today. Jay went to the cafeteria at Duke while Riley and I waited for his pre-op appointment (which they took us an HOUR early for, amazing) and then they browsed around in Target while I ate alone in the van. Dinner it seems will have to wait until Riley is asleep and right now he's going strong playing with his new Little People castle set from Target today. He deserved a treat right?
So...early morning tomorrow. Thanks so much for all the encouraging comments and emails. They have been very uplifting.
Eating broth like a good boy
Oh one plus today...they didn't have to stick him for lab work. They will draw what they need once he's asleep tomorrow. Hooray for him.