Well, this day has not had the results we were praying for. Spencer failed his FEES test. The test is where a scope is placed up Spencer's nose and into his throat to watch the muscles as he is swallowing different foods of different consistency. He aspirated on every consistency, which means that the food is going into his airways and his lungs instead of down his throat into his stomach. Dr. Richter said it is a nerve problem which is caused by the location of the tumor he had. The part of the brain stem where his tumor was is the part that controls breathing and swallowing. Because it is a nerve problem, Dr. Richter is unable to fix it. Therefore, a feeding tube will have to be placed in Spencer's stomach and all food and drink will now be fed to him through his g-button (feeding tube).
As you can imagine, Spencer is devastated. Anyone that knows Spencer, knows how much he loves to eat. I have no idea how we will proceed from here.
The positive aspect in all of this is that Spencer's lungs should be able to heal.
I know this is God's plan...I just don't know why.