>> Monday, November 7, 2011
Like so many others, we never thought we would be posting this update. We found out yesterday that Kamryn has in fact reherniated. We are definitely still in shock because as each day has passed we gained more confidence that this condition was behind us. After two and a half years you really can get a false sense of security.
During Kamryn's initial repair surgery, a patch was used to close the hole in her diaphragm. The thought was that her own tissue would have surrounded the patch and permanently sealed the hole. This didn't happen and we are finding out it isn't completely uncommon to reherniate like this.
As of today you really wouldn't know anything was wrong. She doesn't have any signs of an issue with the exception of a cough (which is what prompted us to take her in). This could have been going on for some time now.
Here is a pretty clear picture of the problem. You can see the intestines are clearly in the wrong place in her left chest cavity.
Right now we are scheduled for surgery at Children's Medical Center in Dallas on Wednesday morning. They anticipate her stay to be 3 to 6 days depending on how long it takes for her intestines to wake up afterwards.
Thank you for all of the support and encouragement over the past couple of days. Our family and friends have once again dropped everything to come to our rescue. We are truly blessed and thankful to have you all in our lives. We are also in the most incredibly capable hands with Dr. Megison and the entire Children's team! We are ready for round #2.
Here are a couple of pictures taken today in the hospital.
Shawn and Stephanie