Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Mary Deane's Surgery

Mary Deane had surgery today to insert a g-tube into her abdomen. She has Cystic Fibrosis and with that comes complications with her body not absorbing fat and nutrients. This will help her gain weight and receive better nutrition. For the past almost 4 years, her parents Ann and Brendon have given her enzymes orally to help her body absorb the nutrients she eats. It has been an ordeal multiple times a day, because if she takes the enzymes but then doesn't eat, they will eat away the lining of her stomach. Plus, Mary Deane didn't like to swallow the enzymes.  Now with the g-tube, she doesn't have to swallow them and they can give her a much healthier diet without the challenge of having her eat it.  It will cut their daily medical treatments from about 6 hours a day to maybe 3.

1 comment:

Jessica said...

I'm glad the surgery went well. We are keeping them in our prayers.