James Milton Boyer II (Jimmy) was born at 6:47pm on Saturday, April 22 in Griffin, GA! Mommy (Christine), Daddy (Kyle), and Big Sister (Holly) are all excited!
When Jimmy was born, the medical team immediately realized that there was a potential intestinal blockage that would require special attention, so we were transported to the NICU at Columbus Regional Hospital. Daddy (Kyle) went and stayed with him in the NICU there while Mommy (Christine) recovered after her C-Section.
After 36 hours in Columbus, the NICU team felt it would be best for us to have a surgical consult at Egleston/CHOA in Atlanta, so we went on another road trip. 3 Hospitals in 3 days! When we arrived here in Atlanta, they quickly got to work trying to clear the blockage with therapeutic contrast enemas.
This morning (4/25), the doctors determined that the meconium ileus would not be able to be cleared out on it's own, and would have to be removed surgically. The surgery was successful, in that they were able to remove the blockages (meconium) and were able to remove the portion of bowel that had been affected. Jimmy is recovering with mom and dad now!
A lot will happen over the next few days and weeks. Recovery time can be anywhere from 4-12 weeks, as we look for the digestive tract to heal and begin establishing growth in the colon, with the ultimate goal of re-sectioning the colon and getting to eat (and poop!) normally.
We are thankful for all of your prayers and support!
Information about Meconium Ileus- http://www.chop.edu/conditions-diseases/meconium-ileus
Info about Jimmy's surgery/treatment- http://www.seattlechildrens.org/medical-conditions/digestive-gastrointestinal-conditions/meconium-ileus-treatment/
More Information about Cystic Fibrosis- https://www.cff.org/What-is-CF/About-Cystic-Fibrosis/