We had a couple of doctors appointments last week. We met your new pedi surg Dr. Kim—I like him a lot. He said your colostomy and G-Tube site look great, and that the anoplasty was a complete success. I asked him how long he thought it would be before reversing the colostomy and got the answer I was hoping for…he thinks you are big enough and ready for the reversal! Even though your stoma looks good and your skin hasn’t had any break down, it is becoming more difficult to care for your ostomy site. With each passing day you squirm and wriggle a little more causing the bag to leak more often than in the past. I never thought I would so look forward to changing dirty diapers!
But your eyes are the most important thing right now. We met with the glaucoma doc and the plan is to have an Exam Under Anesthesia (EUA) to check eye pressures. Depending on what they find, you will either have surgery while already under, or be fitted for contacts and a more accurate prescription. If surgery is necessary, you will take a few weeks to recover from that and then hopefully we will reverse the ostomy within the next month! That is about 10 more ostomy changes…let the countdown begin!