We adopted Steven from China just over three weeks ago. We knew he was sick, but we had no idea things would go the way they did. He is 3 years old and was born with Anal Atresia. He underwent six or seven surgeries while in China. Many of these surgeries were to save his life following bowel perforations and going into septic shock. He is a true miracle!
Once home, Steven spent three more days in our local children’s hospital after he began vomiting stool. They treated him conservatively, knowing we wanted his surgery to be in Boston with the specialist, Dr. Dickie. They were going to attempt to see if he had control of his bowels before they did a reversal of his colostomy, but now there is no time because he is too sick and has multiple obstructions. He must have his stomach irrigated twice per day, and is limited in what he eats in order to keep him stable until we get him to Boston. The plan by his doctor in Boston is to open Steven’s belly with an exploratory laparotomy to see what he has left and what had been done in China. They will then take down his colostomy and put in an ileostomy to give his bowels a true rest. They will remove the port in his chest that is no longer working, and try to remove adhesions throughout his stomach from multiple surgeries.
Steven has been through so much in less than a month of being with us. He is a miracle, and we know that God’s timing is perfect. ~ Steven’s parents, South Carolina