It has been a few days since the last entry in the log.
In that time we have spent much time at the childrens Hospital in Bordeaux with Henry.
Friday morning the doctors operated to remove a section of his small intestine together with a Meckel Diverticulum which was secreting the contents of his stomach outside of the stomach wall.
It appears it is not uncommon for children to have this condition but much less common for children of Henry's age. Many people who have it never get a problem and it seems that some Meckel Diverticulum contain stomach cells and eventually the wall is eroded by the acid and causes ulcers.
In Henry's case abcess' were formed more aggressively and unfortunately the Meckels Divericulum was not spotted nor removed in Veillenauve and hence the deterioration afterwards.
The doctors tell us that Henry effectively suffered with a similar condition to a burst appendix (Peritonitis).
After the operation Henry remained in the post-op area for the day. We saw him in there at 9.45am and did not see him until 8pm that evening and that was just to kiss him goodnight. All day Saturday he remained on the edge of sleep with the effects of the anesthetic and pain killer. The pain is a big concern to us and his discomfort is so apparent.
The main thing is that the op went well and now he will recover over the next 2 weeks and hopefully eat something soon.