Monday, March 21, 2011

Post-op


Praise the Lord!  Surgery is done and all is well in room 691.

The surgeon was doubtful that he would be able to perform the Fundo laparoscopically and warned us that some kids aren't able to have the procedure completed because of scar tissue complications.  He did have to 'cut down' quite a bit of adhesions and the procedure took about an hour longer than expected, but it's done!

He said her previous wrap (Fundo or 'stomach wrap') was completely undone which was the reason she was having so much discomfort and pain with feedings.

After 2 hours of praying and waiting he came back with such wonderful news, we almost danced!  No complications with bleeding or anything else.  We also learned that they do more of these procedures here at this Children's hospital than anywhere else in the country!  We came to the right place.

Abby is resting peacefully now and will be getting IV fluids and pain meds through tomorrow.  Feedings won't start back until some time tomorrow or the next day, depending on her recovery.  And hopefully now they will be pain free for her!

We are breathing a huge sigh of relief today!


Thank you for all of the loving and compassionate prayers lifted up!  We felt every one.  Abby was calm before the procedure and peace is filling our room as I type.  The Lord is good.  And we are so thankful!

5 comments:

David said...

It is so good to be on the other side of this surgery! We praise the Lord with you.

David

gracie :) said...

Praising God for His mercies! We hope and pray this will mean a new, more comfortable chapter of life for sweet Abby. Love you!

Jodie said...

So so so glad to hear this wonderful news! Praise the Lord indeed!

Christy Younger said...

So thankful to our Father. He is good!

Heather H. Metcalfe said...

I know this is a little late, but i just wanted to add....

"oh praise the One who paid our debt and raised this life up from the dead!" We continue to lift Abby up to our Heavenly Father. Good tidings are always nice! :)