Nolan has been doing wonderfully. Really, I wouldn't have guessed that the child would be out riding his bike a week after surgery - it is incredible.
Still, we have had some hiccups in the road (literally). Last night, he was very uncomfortable and told me, "They came back in my belly!"
What came back in your belly, Nolan?
"The reflux! I don't feel good. I need my Zantac!"
He also had those gaggy coughs that accompany reflux. Time to hit the Mommy panic button! His belly was fairly bloated, so I figured he was filled with food and maybe the pressure was forcing things through the wrap, causing reflux despite the Nissen.
This morning he seemed fine, and ate at a slower pace than yesterday. At dinner, however, he was very bloated and extremely uncomfortable. I figured I would try venting him for the first time.
I laid him down on the couch, attached the extension set and syringe, and...
It was literally like letting the air out of a balloon, sound effects and all.
After I vented him, he felt much better. He's still slightly bloated, but is not nearly as uncomfortable.
Tummy still slightly bloated after venting (it is normally flat)
I am so, SO glad we had the Mic-Key placed at the same time as the fundoplication. We can keep him from feeling miserable by simply "popping" the valve for some pressure relief!