There has been a lot of discussion over the past few days on what to do with Emma's gallbladder. Here is what we know....Emma has gallstones as well as an inflamed gallbladder. After consulting multiple experts in pediatric gallbladders/livers, the consensus is that this is a chronic issue that will only cause Emma problems down the road. The last thing Emma needs is for a stone to block a duct and cause even greater issues.
Emma will have surgery on Wednesday to place a gtube and remove the gallbladder (as long as she is stable during gtube placement). See the link below for info about the tube: http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/health/g/gastro-jejuno-tube/
We are praying that this leads to further healing, weight gain, feeding tolerance, and the ability to go home.
We appreciate your prayers as we take these next steps. God is good! All the time! God is good!