Monday, September 19, 2011

She's Out

It only took an hour, but there are still some concerns. Dr. Saenz came in to do a consult with us after surgery and the first words out of his mouth were "Well, that was tricky." His face was not at all comforting, but it sounds like the surgery went well for what he did.

The basics: Karsie's g-tube created a sort of track (tunnel) from her skin to her stomach. The idea is to cut it out and sew up the stomach and the skin separately. The problem with that is that the sutures would rub each other and create a bigger problem.

The problem: Of course there's a problem. What's two years of ups and downs without one more thing to worry about. Dr. Saenz's concern is that he wasn't able to completely sew up the stomach. He thinks he got it for now, but with the swelling and post surgery issues, the integrity of the tissue isn't that great, which would then make a possible leak. We're going to do a contrast study tomorrow or the next day (barium most likely) to see if she is leaking from the inside. If not, our only concern is to get her eating again. If so, we're in for another surgery. This one would be much more invasive and scary. Pray for no leaking!

Other than that, the actual procedure went well. She is out and in recovery. The incision was small(ish) and isn't presenting any immediate problems. She's not yet awake, but she's holding bunny tight and her sats look good.

Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers!

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad she had a good surgery. I'll pray for no leaks and a pain free recovery!