Week 3 of Jack's little life rolled around and he ended up having surgery for duodenal atresia, which is an obstruction in the bowel.This started because Jack wasn't eating well and what he was eating was coming back up. In the beginning, his pediatrician felt like I was over-reacting and he was just spitting up, but we continued to call and go in. We knew something wasn't right. Luckily, Jack threw up in her office and she told me to take him to the ER immediately. After some testing, the docs found the obstruction. I will never let go of my gut feeling again and I implore all families to do the same!
The physicians and staff at St. Louis Children's hospital were wonderful. They were efficient, kind, informative and caring. We felt we were in great hands.