>> Friday, October 29, 2010
Here is the very latest! God is good.
Family and Friends,
The nurses came through the door with smiles on their face. They are sewing Ava's little tummy up now and we should be talking to the surgeons soon to learn the details of the procedure. Many thanks to everyone for all of your support.
OK surgeons just left - they said the surgery went exceptionally well. All of her organs were moved down and her diaphragm was repaired with the patch. There's not enough room in her tummy for her newly placed organs so there's another patch at the wound sight. That patch will be removed later once her skin stretches. Team Ava will watch her recovery hour by hour for the next several days. She will remain on ECMO to help in recovery and we really do not know for how long. Could be days to several more weeks.
There is still a long road ahead for recovery. There are risks and many potential complications. But now Ava can come out of her corner of the ring and really start fighting.
I will send a weekend update Saturday or Sunday with her progress.
Jennifer and Todd