Thursday, May 21, 2009

June 2 - Seraph's Intestinal Surgery

Seraph's intestinal surgery is scheduled for June 2nd.  Because of her heart history, any surgery (being put under general anesthesia) is more risky.  So, they'll be correcting several intestinal problems all in one surgery:  nissan fontifcation for GERD, placing a G tube for feeds, and Ladd procedure to fix her intestinal malrotation (this includes removing her appendix). 

We expect her to be in the hospital for less than two weeks.  Immediately following the surgery (while she's still sedated), they'll do a full echo cardiogram on her heart.  We hope to hear good news about her heart.

They will have to intubate her for the surgery. It breaks my heart to put her through this again. I know that getting rid of the reflux and being able to eat normally will be worth it.  But, there's no way to convey this to her. During her recovery, I plan to be at the hospital with her as often as I can get away.

This is a good step forward for Seraph.  Thank you for keeping us in your thoughts and prayers.  *hugs*


jenfarmgirl said...

Wow, good luck! Thanks for all of the detailed info. It's amazing. She's a strong little girl! (Will be made stronger).

Safire said...

Woohoo! I'm so excited for her and you guys to get this surgery. We'll be there while she's in the hospital so let us know what we can do to help. :)

Anonymous said...

Glad you can be there for her. We pray for her quick recovery. Gma

Amy said...

Watch out, Amy hugs coming at you! And a big ol' best roommate hug too :) I'm so glad she's going to get the surgeries to make her life better. It's hard to see her go through it, but it's an answer to prayer, and I know she'll be fine. My kids know by now to pray for her without us reminding :)


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