Today is the day after Christmas. I sit here looking at my Christmas tree with all of the presents still wrapped under it. We had already planned that today would be our day of Christmas and opening presents but even if we hadn’t we would still have our presents under the tree.
Early yesterday my husband, Mike was eating and a piece of food got caught in his throat. This has happened before and we discovered that his throat had never grown. It was still the size of a newborn babies throat. He had 5 surgeries in the past to stretch his esophagus but apparently it had shrank back to the small size again. He had emergency surgery yesterday to get the food out of his throat and they had to restretch his esophagus again.
He made me promise before I took him that I would not let them admit him as they did for five days last time. I regretted that promise last night when he was in so much pain that he could barely breathe. He couldn’t walk without support on each side of him. Our children were here until almost 1. Samantha and Ben are staying here so I did have support in the house if we needed it during the night. He is living from pain med to pain med.
He will be on pureed food for the next week. He can tough it out. The first time this happened he was on pureed food for three months. He claims that he can handle having Christmas today. He wants to see Caleb open his presents. Please keep Mike in your prayers over the next few weeks. I figure he is looking at one more surgery to stretch it again in about a month followed by another week of pureed food. My posting this week may be sporadic and I apologize now but I will update as time allows and Mike’s health allows. I am sure that you will all understand.