Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Pyloric Stenosis

My sister, Barbi, and her new little boy, Gabriel, headed down to the ER yesterday.  For the past couple weeks Gabriel has been losing weight and progressively having a harder time keeping food down.  After three visits to the Pediatrician, they were finally sent down the Sacred Heart Emergency Room for an IV and X-ray exams.  The doctors there have concluded that Gabriel has Pyloric Stenosis -- a swelling and hardening of the lower stomach muscles, preventing food from passing through to the lower intestine (my uneducated abbreviated explanation).  Please pray for him today.  He will be having surgery this afternoon to spread out the muscles (or cut them -- I'm not quite sure how it works) and hopefully correct the problem.  To see some stinkin' cute pictures of my 4 week old nephew, check out Barb's Blog.  


Side note -- I am so excited that Jude and Gabe are so close in age (1.5 weeks apart).  I foresee some good cousin friendship and lots of trouble :)

8 comments:

Alyce Dreewes said...

Thank you for keeping us updated so we can pray!

Love,
Alyce

Lori said...

Yes! Praying for baby Gabe right now. Keep us posted as he gets out of surgery! Your family never has a dull moment, huh? ;)

Craig and Bethany said...

We will pray, pray, PRAY! Thanks for keeping us updated. What a sweet, sweet boy. Hope we can get in on adventures with the little man too! Lots of love (and prayer).

Goat said...

Jesus, come be the healer of Gabe. Be where we cannot be and do what we cannot do to make him whole. Guide the surgeons hands and give them wisdom from above. We trust in you power and your goodness. AMEN

Daniel and Cerissa said...

AMEN

Jill Ellingson said...

Thanks for sharing. Please let us know how the sugery goes. We will be praying that things go well. Having cousins close in age is so fun.

The G Fam said...

Poor little guy.We will be praying for him and also for Barbi & fam.

Mo & Barbi said...

Thank you so much everyone for praying!