a quiet end to a stressful Monday
We are happy to report Lydia’s surgery went well this morning. She had her TE fistula repaired by Dr. Sharp and they noticed immediate improvement with her ventilation as soon as it was repaired. She’ll hopefully be extubated by the end of the week and get her first snuggles in with us. She looked pretty rough afterward with a few extra lines and a drain but they’re keeping her nice and sedated so these days should all be a blur (for her but not us!) Unfortunately, she was unable to have her esophagus attached to her stomach since the gap was too large at this time. They prefer to wait for her to pretty much double her weight before repair which will allow the atresia to grow as well. We were hoping it could all be done in one surgery, but we want to avoid any complications so we’ll try to patiently wait on her to grow. Here’s an example of the type of fistula she has. Fortunately, it is the most common type and the one the surgeon has done the most repairs on.
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