Maisy is out of surgery and in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. The doctors said that the surgery went well and they were able to complete all that they needed to. The surgeon is confident that the malrotation of the intestine has been the cause of her abdominal and feeding issues. They did not have to move her Gtube site which is an answer to prayer. She is in quite a bit of pain right now. They placed a central line in and are going to give her another dose of morphine soon. She is sleeping mostly but when she stirs at all it is obvious that she is in pain.
Her hemoglobin is low (it was low even before they began the surgery) so she may need a transfusion tomorrow. Right now, they have 3 IV's (an arterial line) placed and a central line in as well. It is very difficult for the Anesthesiologists to find a viable spot to place an IV. As soon they confirm that they central line is working well, they will remove one of the IV's (that looks like it already failed anyway.)
She has a 4 inch incision vertically down her abdomen. They cut the gauze in the shape of hearts--4 beautiful little hearts right down her tummy. They must have sensed what a princess she is because they are treating her like royalty on her birthday.
I have internet access at the hospital now but may not have a lot of time to update when she is awake.--thanks, Dorothy, for helping me out with updating today.
Thanks for lifting her up in prayer... please pray that her pain will be managed well tonight. When ever we spend any time at the hospital, we meet families who have children that could use your prayers also. We spent some time with a family of a 2 year old, Tanner, who spent 8 hours in surgery today---they are attempting to repair his heart valves by using the jugular vein from a cow. He has a long road of healing ahead of him.
I will post pics when I figure out how I can do that on this computer!
Love, Julie and Mark