While in the NICU there are many decisions that you easily defer to the doctors’ recommendation. There are others, however, that takes a little more consideration. One of those more thoughtful decisions, for us, was whether or not to take the Neonatologists’ recommendation that Owen get a Nissen Fundoplication (I’ll call it Nissen, since that’s what was used by Owen’s medical team, however, others call it a Fundo).
As with any medical procedure or diagnosis that I write about in this blog, please keep in mind that I’m a mom with no medical training. My sample size is one. I’m not recommending, nor am I qualified to recommend, that anyone do or do not get a Nissen. However, I wanted to share our story solely from the perspective of WHY we chose a Nissen for Owen and to discuss the RESULTS after one year. My hope is that other parents who need to consider a Nissen may glean some questions to ask their doctors. I’m also interested in hearing others’ experience with Nissen decision-making and results.