Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Surgery is over and she is doing great, and her chest is closed

The concern over sano vs bt wasn't a concern. Dr. Spray is well versed in both shunts and can make a decision on the spot whether to do BT or Sano shunt to control flow of blood to the lungs. In her case the artery was too small and the Sano shunt was required. The best news is that the chest is closed which means there wasn't much bleeding. There is a chance for bleeding in the chest but the chances are smaller. They usually never open them back up, and if they do bleed they put in a smaller drain.

She is getting stitched up and will move on to recovery. We are still waiting for the nurse to come out and talk to us to get some more specifics I'll update when we know more.

Meanwhile there is a pump room that moms sign up for times at, and some lady just stole Melanie's pump time. Anyways this news is amazing only 3 hours in surgery as Dr. Spray said. He is great and we can't thank him enough.

The rest is in Olivia's hands to fight and recover and eat and get bigger for her next surgery. I'm about to bring grandpa george and the kids to the airport for their flight and will hopefully make it back to see Olivia when she gets out of recovery.

11 comments:

  1. That is wonderful Brett I am so happy for you all!

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  2. So glad everything went so well. Praying everything continues that way.

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  3. So glad to hear everything went well. We are praying for Princess Olivia.

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  4. Wonderful that surgery went well and Spray is pleased with his work (not hard). We'll be right there with you in spirit for the "critical 24-48 hours" which follow surgery. There will be ups and downs, expect it and take each hour at a time. She'll battle back and as you said, your team there is primo. Hugs from AZ.

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  5. Oh, and let Mel know that there are pump rooms on the 5th floor that aren't used often. That's where I snuck down to. If you're in the elevetor bay, go out towards the hallway and turn right - there are two lactation rooms at the end of the hallway. (MUCH MUCH less used than the 6th floor) and no sign up necessary.

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  6. thats awesome news !!!!! thoughts and prayers still headed your way!! love you guys

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  7. Wonderful news. Many prayers for an easy recovery.

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  8. WOW that's awesome - especially about her chest being closed already! AMAZING!!! Will be in prayer with you the next 24-48 hours.

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  9. This is all such great news. I know the next 24-48 hours is critical but I feel we made it though a major part and she came through with flying colors.God is good all the time and all the time God is good!! Can't say enough about CHOP and Dr. Spray. Sent a note to Meg Farris and Eric Paulsen since they were so involved with the HLHS story and the fundraiser. Meg Farris wants me to send her an update on the surgery so she can say something about it on Health Watch tonight. So I will take stuff you write in the blog and send it to her. So I hope you can give me a good update soon. Love you

    Mom--Nana

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  10. Ryan Ardon Bright PlaygroundNovember 9, 2011 at 3:31 PM

    All the Families at Bright are very glad that she is doing well and I will keep passing along the great news Ryan Ardon

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