Thursday report from "Battlefield: Cincinnati Children's Hosp--
Thursday, April 28, 2011
What a magnificent hospital !
We flew in Tuesday and got to stay at the Ronald McDonald House just across the street from the Hospital.
It's the 3rd largest RMH in the country. It's like Disneyland here for these kids. They role out the red-carpet and take care of everything for these families who are here from out of town. It's all charity and volunteers. Unbelievable spirit of love as soon as you walk in the front door.
This hospital is #1 in the country for GI /Colo-rectal disorders. We are in the best hands here.
Marky spent all day yesterday and today "prepping" for the scopes he just had.
First off the bat, they shoved an Naso-gastric tube down his nose----after the THIRD TRY ! Not so fun.
Then they ran the "clean-out" stuff straight into his stomach, so he wouldnt have to drink 2 gallons of it.
I'm pretty sure he wouldve rather tried to drink 50 gallons than sit around with an NG tube for a day and a half!
After that the IV came. THEN the colonic-irrigation tactics several times throughout the night and this morning.
He maintained his dignity and amazingly tolerated it all with his never-ending courage and valor !
What a "Giant Warrior" he is !
Nothing "Little" about him !
His courage is "Giant".
His spirit is "Giant".
His will is "Giant".
The GI Dr here just came out after the scope's and reported that it all went well. The scope maneuvered throught the entire colon with ease, which is re-assuring.
Now they leave in the rubber tubing threaded thru the entire colon over nite.
This special tubing has sensors all through it that will monitor how well his colon "moves" and sloshes stuff thru.
His word's : "THERE'S A SNAKE IN MY BUTT !"
Tomorrow AM, they come back and have him eat, then monitor the colon as it processes.
Should take several hours, then they will un-thread it out, and we bust outa there. !
I appreciate all the prayers and concern coming from all over the country for our sweet "warrior" .
The Lord knows him, and I believe his band of angel's are near.
Posted by Markys mom at 3:08 PM