Thursday, May 15, 2008

Will's Belly

Alex's Mom Jessica, posted pictures of his new Mic-Key button on their blog. Will and Alex have the exact same belly (plus or minus a few chubby rolls!). Both of the boys have had malrotation surgery and both have a Mic-Key botton for feeding.

(you can click on the picture to make it bigger and better to see)

The Mic-Key button has a ballon on the end of it (the end that is in his stomach) that is filled with water, that is how it stays in his stomach. When he grows, we will have to change the button to a bigger size so that it doesnt' pull or get to tight on his stomach. I know that you are wondering if it hurts. It only hurts him when he slides on his belly and pulls really hard on it. Or if someone picks him up and pulls on it. But for the most part, he likes to turn it and pull on it himself. He doesn't even know it is there unless he is bored and looking for something to play with!

You can barely see Will's scare from the malrotation surgery. It healed very nicely. That yucky stuff around the button is always there. It is gooey stuff caused by the granulated tissue that we continuely have burned off. It never seems to go away, sigh.

Bet you never knew a kid could have 2 belly buttons!

1 comment:

Jessica mommy to Alex/ RTS said...

Wow, you can barely see his scar!
We still arent getting good sleep ever since the button was put in:(