Thursday, January 23, 2014

Good News Day!

Do you ever have those days were you just want to jump for JOY???

Well that is how I am feeling right now after receiving great news from Emmett's GI Doctor, Dr McOmber.
For the past eight months, every 2-3 weeks, Emmett has been going into Phoenix Children's Hospital for a outpatient procedure called an Esophageal Dilatation . The reason for the dilatation's is because the area were the "new" esophagus and the old esophagus were sutured together created a stricture making it difficult for Mr Emmett to swallow.
Two weeks ago, during the routine esophagus dilation, Dr McOmber spotted an area of "concern" a possible  fistula. Which is a nightmare... A few days later another procedure was performed to determine if that "area" was leaking to Emmett's chest. The test ruled out NO such passage way. Phew!
For the good news!:
Today Emmett's esophagus was dilated to the desired diameter and did not shrink back to a smaller measurement. Also, the "area of concern" from two weeks before was no longer there! Thank you Father in Heaven! So Emmett's dilation's will now be spread out to once a month instead of every other week!!!. As long as the esophagus doesn't shrink back to a smaller diameter, then the dilation's will continue to spread out over time even more. Hooray for MIRACLES! 
(site of the stricture in the esophagus)

I am so thankful for all the many blessing and miracles we have received!
Go Emmett, Go!


  1. That's such fantastic news! Go Emmett Go!

  2. I just watched your story a few minutes ago and googled to find a update. I am so sorry for what you had/have to go through. It pangs my heary being a mother myself.. I have 3 boys my youngest being 9 months. So happy to hear he is fighting and doing better. God bless y'all.

  3. I just saw emmetts story on monsters inside me. I just wanted to check on the little guy. I'm glad he's doing fine. I am a paramedic and was not aware of the damage this can cause. Maybe emmetts story can help me to save someone one day.