Monday, August 9, 2010

Extreme Piercings

Sean is the owner of a second bellybutton - how is that for extreme piercings?

Dr. Daniel Jackson performed a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) this afternoon at Primary Childrens Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. Sean is having a miserable time in Pediatric Intensive Care...but that's to be expected the day of surgery. Tomorrow Sean's new gastrostomy tube will be put to work.



What is a PEG? A lighted telescope was passed down Sean's throat into his stomach. After the tube was correctly positioned, short crosspieces of tubing or bolster were positioned to keep the tube in place. It may take up to ten weeks for the opening in the abdomen to heal adequately. (I'll let you google your own images...........)

4 comments:

  1. Greetings to the two-bellybutton guy! Praying for you and a more comfortable day tomorrow!

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  2. Patricia/BriarandthistleAugust 10, 2010 at 8:45 AM

    Sending you some big honking love all the way from Georgia!

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  3. Wow that's a big undertaking! Heal up fast buddy! We want you back home and causing mischief again! <3

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  4. WE love you so much and are so proud of you and how brave you are! We hope you have a quick recovery!

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