Monday, November 16, 2009
It took about an hour longer than was scheduled, but Karsie was just taken into surgery. Dr. Saenz said it typically takes between 55 min. and 2 hours, so he said we'll say about 2 1/2 hours to play it safe. We would not be at all surprised if it took that long or longer as Karsie's anatomy is not normal.
Saenz went over the procedure again and it sounds tricky, but possible. He did say that he would back out of the fundoplication (the procedure that will make it hard to throw up) if he could not do it safely. He will have to fiddle with the liver a bit to get to the area he needs to do the fundo but each fiddle messes with the blood flow from the liver to the heart, so the less the fiddling the better.
And the countdown begins...it was much harder letting her go this time around.