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9/03/2007

Thoughts and Prayers

I found out the other day that my nephew Bryce is in ICU at the one and only hospital in Bermuda. He had been feeling bad and complaining of pain. My sister and brother-in-law thought it was likely apendicitis. The doctors determined that it was not, but he actually had a hernia. So, they opened him up to take a look around and discovered that the hernia was pinching, restricting blood flow to, and "killing" part of his intestines. The doctors were trying to decide whether or not they would have to remove that part of his intestines.

Yesterday it was time for some good news! I got word yesterday that Bryce went in for his second surgery and the doctors decided NOT to remove any of his intestines. They felt confident that they would be able to recover once blood flow returned. So, they just repaired the hernia.


Unfortunately, Bryce is still in the hospital and will likely be there for the remainder of the week. Which means he will have to celebrate his 12th birthday tomorrow in a hospital bed. Plus the fact that he missed his own birthday party that was supposed to be this past Saturday. As much as it sucks, it's all worth it if he feels better. Hopefuly soon he'll be back to his normal happy, energetic, crazy self!

2 comments:

Holly said...

Goodness. We're definitely thinking about him and wish him the best with his recovery.

Rae said...

Oh, I am so sorry to hear that. It is definately a good thing they decided to go ahead and take him to the hospital.