Yep. Liam is back in the PICU at Hasbro Children's Hospital. I'm tapping away at my phone to let you know that posting may be scarce around these parts for a bit.
For the curious, Liam had a rough day yesterday with belly distention and overall grumpiness. By 4pm his oxygen requirement had quadrupled and Karin made the call to 911 for an ambulence ride to the hospital. It was absolutely the right call. At 6am and with the help of Liam's surgeon, we decided that the risks of waiting were greater than the risks of surgery and so off to the O.R. he went.
4 hours later Liam came back to his room sans appendix. There was a boatload of craziness going on in that gut of his the details of which I wont get into now.
At the time of this writing Liam is doing well. We still haven't found out what brought on this attack in the first place as his intestines are all healthy and pink so the initial theory of a bowell obstruction is out.
We'll figure it out. (We always do) but it may take a little while. As it stands right now Liam is sedated and healing. We are working with doctors and nurses who we know and trust and who have worked many long hours with Liam in the past to get to the bottom of what brought us here and how to fix it.
If you can spare some good thoughts for us we could use them. Hopefully I'll get some blogging done for you all sometime real soon.