BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Colton has had quite a life up to this point including the opportunity to meet Coach O.
Well, Tuesday is another part of Colton’s journey as his 41st surgery awaits him this morning.
Colton has an infection that needs to be taken care of and despite that, the young man has faith and is a fighter.
The young man said, “mom I’m fine! It’s all gonna be fine!”
The surgery is scheduled for 10:15 a.m. and this message was left on the Geaux Colton Facebook page:
This smile at the end of today is the best! You sure can’t tell by this big ole smile just how bad his poor little back is!! It’s been quite a day! Colton is all settled in at our home away from home. Surgery tomorrow is scheduled for around 10:15… now living the hospital life I know that is likely to change some! Plan is for ortho to go in and “wash out” the infected area by opening Colton back up and doing a good clean out and then closing him back up! They will do another culture to send off just to get another look at what it grows and make sure nothing is missed. He will start IV antibiotics some time after surgery… the doctors wanted to know exactly what type was growing in order to treat it with the specific antibiotics! We know it’s a form of staph.
And praise the Lord a vein was found after just 2 sticks for an IV!! Colton is an extremely hard stick for an IV so this was a huge relief for us! He use to have a port but after having it for several years it finally quit working… so it was removed in March and plan was to get it back in and then all the chaos with the corona virus happened so surgery was put off. But an IV is in so he can get his fluids he needs during the night after they stop his continuous feeds (if you didn’t know Colton is on continuous feedings through a g-tube because he is severe hypoglycemic and being on continuous keeps his blood sugar up where it needs to be).
I will keep you all updated tomorrow! Thank you all for your love and support! And do know we have read each and every single comment and message… if we haven’t responded it’s not because we didn’t get it we have just been super busy! Also huge thanks for all the prayers!!! Please keep them coming! Like Colton said to me today “I’m fine!” 💜⭐️💜⭐️