Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Closer than ever

Well I have been slack with updates over the last few weeks. We have have been busy busy around here. Kirby has been doing really good. She has finally gotten back to herself...smiling and sweet. We have been busy with PT, OT, and Speech. Now that she is feeling better they are working her hard to catch her up. Today we have reached yet another trying day. As we speak, she is in surgery getting a G-tube (a feeding tube in her belly) and a Nissen (a procedure where the stomach is wrapped around the base of the esophagus to help prevent and deal with reflux). This procedure should take around 3-4 hours. We took her down this morning and handed her over around 8:00 and they planned to start the surgery around 8:30. Another obstacle but a step closer to home. Kirby has begun eating some by mouth but it will take a while for her to be able to consume enough by mouth for adequate nutrition, therefore, these procedures were necessary. After the surgery, she will recover for the day and possibly overnight in the PCICU then return to her room. The plan after this surgery is to work on getting off a few meds and tolerate being off the meds, then we are HOME FREE! Keep the prayers coming for a safe procedure today and a speedy recovery.
Here are some recent pictures:


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