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Friday, March 26, 2010

March 26, 2010

Benjamin was taken into surgery around 12:45 this morning. Ryan and I were the only people in the huge surgical waiting area on the 3rd floor… I can’t even explain to you how eerie it was. Dr. Buchmiller came out at about 2:30 am and told us that Benjamin was very very very sick and they couldn’t complete the surgery because he went into cardiac arrest and lost a lot of blood. They were able to revive him, but had to leave his little tummy open. She said the top 1/3 of his bowel looked fine. After that, she saw two perforations which she stitched up. He had meconium leaking in his belly and she tried to remove as much of that as she could. She had to stop there so we don’t know what the bottom part of his bowel looks like. Her hope was that he would regain function of his kidneys so he would have better blood flow to buy her more time in surgery, and she could go in and finish the ostomy on Sat.

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