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!!! 

9 comments:

Emily said...

My prayers are with you...

Gojira said...

Wishing I could give you and Josh a big hug!

--Cousin Maureen

ch said...

Praying for you all!

Cammie Heflin said...

Thank goodness! Big prayers for you guys!

Hewett Happenings said...

I have tears of joy for you. Praise the Lord for guiding you to this wonderful hospital, and guiding the doctors hands. Praying for a miraculously quick recovery.

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Tara said...

Sweet relief! Praying for a speedy recovery!

Justin and Cortnie Lueders said...

You are so strong Erin! Thanks for keeping all the worried hearts updated during this busy, stressful time. Prayers for a speedy recovery sweet Malachi! Can't wait to see your little smiling face again soon!

Lacey said...

Yeah, yeah, yeah!! I love Boston. Kiss that boy for all of us!