Thursday, February 12, 2009

Surgery Is A Go

Izabel Grace, Photo Taken September 3rd, 2008

Thus far, we have been cleared for surgery tmrw morning. *fingers crossed* The doctor called this afternoon and we have to be at the hospital and checked in by 6am. Surgery will most likely begin by 8am.

As far as I know, she will be given a drink to help make her a little drowsy. This will help to ensure that she does not panic when they take her back. Daddy and I will not be allowed to go with her. Once they take her back they will insert an IV for the anesthesia. This will put her completely under. Once she is under, they will intubate her; a breathing tube will be inserted through her nose down to the lungs.

X-Rays, cleaning and repair work will all take place while she is under. We are uncertain on exactly what will be done. We have a general idea of the repairs but until the X-Rays are taken we won't know how much or how little will be done.

Once Izabel's surgery is complete, they will take her back to ICU where she will be extubated. Again, Mommy and Daddy will not be allowed to see her until she has been extubated and is awake and asking for us. She will remain in recovery until she drinks some fluids and the doctor feels it safe to release her.

I can only guess we will be at the hospital for the day. Again, *fingers crossed* if all goes according to plan.

I usually don't ask for much but this go around I will. Please send us your thoughts and good vibes. While it's not a major surgery, it's still risky.

If you'd like to know more, her diagnosis is Here and her first surgery attempt is Here.

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The Bryant Family said...

I will send good vides that it is a go and all goes well. Do you have someone for Emily?
Call me and I can come and meet you at the hospital. I have a gift in the car that she can have for being so brave. :) Thank you again for EVERYTHING!@!!!

scrappysue said...

hugs and kisses and best wishes for the day!

Alex @ I'm the Mom said...

Prayers here for your little dear. All will be well. Be prepared for her to be SLEEPY when she wakes up. She'll be in and out of it for a while.

I went to read the reason behind the surgery; you are NOT a bad mommy because she has cavaties.

Donna. W said...

I'm sending a prayer Izzy's way.

Anonymous said...

Sending hugs and prayers your way.

Unknown said...

I'm sure she'll do ok. Tristan went through it, you probably remember. He was very cranky when he woke up but they warned us ahead of time that it happens with kids, so be ready, it doesn't last long. *hugs*

Bren said...

My Lily went through this when she was 18 months old. I was terrified but she came through it just fine...and so will Izzy. I'll be sending good thoughts your way.

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NannyJ said...

I'm right there with you and hugging Izzy. Talk to you later. xoxo