I finally got the call today that I have been anxiously waiting for since we got home from our first trip to Cincinnati. We have set the date for Rhett’s Choanal Atresia repair. The surgery will be on Friday, November 25th, which is the day after Thanksgiving. The timing of the procedure actually works out perfectly because Dale will not have to miss any work. It is amazing how everything really does happen in God’s perfect timing.
Over the next few months, we will be making several trips to Cincinnati. Our next trip will be for his surgery. During his surgery, the doctor will be placing stents in his nose so that the openings she makes will stay open. Rhett will only have to stay over night in the hospital for one night, so he will be discharged on Saturday and we will leave to come back home on Sunday. In the next few weeks we will be scheduling another visit for after his surgery. During this trip, the surgeon will remove the stents that were placed during his first surgery, and also check to make sure the openings that were made in his nose stayed open. If everything looks good, he will not need any other procedures done at that time. If the openings have not stayed open like they need to, Rhett will go back to the OR and have a revision done. This visit will be scheduled a month after his initial surgery, so I am expecting it to be some time right after Christmas and his 1st birthday. After the stent removal, the surgeon will be checking his nose again a week or so later. Hopefully everything looks great at this point, and there will be no need for any other procedures. Of course there is always the possibility of more OR trips, but I am staying positive that everything will be successful the first time.
Thank you to everyone following our journey for the continued prayers and support. We are so very blessed with such wonderful friends and family. We have so much to be thankful for this year as his surgery and the Thanksgiving season approaches.
The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song.