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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Kendall's Surgery

Kendall had his surgery on his Esophagus yesterday and it went very well. The doctor went in and found that he has an extremely tight ring in his esophagus, about 1/2 the diameter that it needs to be. So they cut it up a bit and stretched it out for him and they are quite confident that this should take care of his problems. His gastroenterologist here is much better than the one in Utah was, so we are happy about that fact. Here is a nice gross picture for you. The one on the right is what the diameter should be, the one on the left is what his looks like in that place where the ring is.
It was just an outpatient surgery and the only effects that he has had have been from the sedation. He's a little forgetful, but I think he's getting better. This morning he forgot his badge for work that he needed, so he turned around to come home and get it and when he was almost home he got back on the freeway to go back to work, then realized that he still had never made it home. He's been funny, but medicine has always done funny things to him. He has so many funny stories!! In fact, once when we had first started dating he was drugged up and he actually cat called at me through the window in his house.


Deb Nott said...

Gross! But, hey, medication does funny things to me too! I hope he gets feeling better soon!

Heather said...

I'm glad to hear there won't be anymore foaming at the mouth and choking on hot dogs outside RC Willey anymore! lol... that is pretty cool though, the pictures that is. I'm always amazed at the human body!

The Gentry Family said...

That is awesome! I wish I could have been around to be entertained by his drugged up state. LOL!