Surgery is DONE. Although I can’t say I’m as relieved as I was hoping I’d be…
The BEST news is that they did NOT alter her heart. I’m really glad that we didn’t have to GIVE her a heart defect. And recovery should be easier, which is a huge plus.
They said that her airway did not look normal, but probably because there was so much compression at the site that it’s deformed her trachia a little. We were also warned that it could take months for it to be rectified. BUT, they were able to see clearly through it now, under positive pressure (not the negative pressure of actual breathing, of course, but it is better), so surely we’re on the right path!
They’ve taken her to the ICU, and are hoping to extubate her there soon. Hoping to see her in about an hour or so, thanking God for pain management!!!
Thanks for all your prayers and support for our Little Miss!!!