The ENT doctor finished his part quickly. He injected some gel in the area where the cleft is to temporarily swell it up. This gel will get absorbed in a few months. If the problem returns, Azer may need further surgery.
The Nissen surgery went well. He has 5 incisions but the surgeon didn't need to move his G-tube, which was Azer's biggest fear. He won't be able to eat solids for a while, but he can start on liquids and soft foods tomorrow.
He is in recovery and doing well.