Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Day 5- Surgery day
7:40am- Malachi is in surgery. We are in the waiting room as we speak. We continue to be so reassured that we made the right decision. The staff here is incomparable!! I'm willing to be that there is not a better children's hospital in all the world. They have treated us and Malachi with love, compassion, strength and a gentleness that we have never experienced. I am still in awe.
There are 3 nurses in the waiting room who will call the OR every 90 mins and get updated. They expect the surgery to be done around 1pm. There is till a chance that they will not be able to complete both sides today, but Dr. Scott remains hopeful. Malachi is the center of attention here and he is loving it.
Malachi was all smiles this morning and enjoyed meeting all the Docs and nurses.
The markings on each side of his head. I believe they are numbered 1 and 2. They are starting with the left side. I will update again soon!!
9:25am- Just got an update. They made the incision on the left side at 8:52am. They report he is doing wonderfully. Currently they are working on detaching the artery. Thanks all for now folks!
11:00am- The left side is done!!! Dr. Scott just came to speak with us. He said the first side went wonderful. Malachi's blood pressure was all over the place but the EEG monitor didn't show and change in his neurological status. Dr. Smith is currently working on the right side. I will update as soon as we hear more.
1:15pm- Dr. Smith is about 1/2 way done with the second side. He anticipates being done in an hour. I will post again quickly when we get word that surgery is complete and then probably not again until later tonight.
2:10pm- Done...all done! So thankful for a successful surgery. We have no words...just tears of joy and overflowing thankful hearts!!!