Yes friends, it has been 1 whole year since we discovered and REcovered the battery in Emmett's esophagus. We are so thankful that he is here with us today, he continues a miracle.
Emmett went in for his 21st surgery the day before yesterday. This wasn't his usual esophageal dilation. This time it was done under fluoroscopy (like a CT scan). His esophagus was dilated in two areas. The narrowing was preventing Emmett from swallowing his secretions, the way you and I are able to. Instead he chokes and then aspirates into his lungs which is causing all sorts of complications. The dilating is now allowing the secretions to drain into his stomach like they are suppose to. This "dilating" process is done gradually, in millimeters. He will have it every 3-4 weeks for quite some time. Now for the good news: it already seems to be helping! Each night we are up with Emmett every 2-3 hours to prevent him from drowning in his own fluids.
Last night Emmett had the best SLEEP he has had in over 6 months!! WOO~HOO!!
Speaking of precious sleep, we are looking forward to hopefully having a night-nurse one or two nights a week so Michael and I can get ourselves some.
For now we are feeling extremely blessed for the tender mercies that we experience daily. We know our Heavenly Father is close, we also feel his influence in our cause; "Emmett's Fight". Yes, there is some very exciting exposure coming our way! This attention will shine a much needed light on the dangers of button batteries. It will save lives! We promise to fill you in on the details when the time is right.
Before I sign off, we want to thank you all once again for your continued prayers and support. We know it's a long road, and we are so happy that you are traveling it with us.