Daddy is inside with you packing up our things to go to the hospital tonight. Tomorrow your colostomy reversal is finally happening! So this evening you will go NPO (no feeds) and have a bowel prep to clean everything out really good. You are so much bigger now and more and more like a “normal” baby every day, so I can’t imagine it will be an easy night. You are going to be one hungry kiddo. But the good news is now you will have your own room, and Daddy and I can stay overnight with you! There is also no limit to the age or number of visitors, so all of your grandparents can be with us at the same time!
Tonight I will change your ostomy bag for the last time. Then in the morning, about 8:00, you will go in for the surgery. Dr. Kim will make the incision on your stomach a little wider, cut out the part of the intestine that has no nerve ending and pull the rest down to be reattached. It isn’t going to fun for a few days, but after you heal up, it will be much better to not have that itchy bag anymore. Mommy and Daddy never thought we would be so excited to change dirty diapers!
I am going inside to get our final things ready to go while praying for an uneventful surgery and a quick recovery. I love you little Shnook.