Thursday, February 26, 2009
Hayden's Post Surgery Update
I am happy to announce that Hayden's 2 1/2 hour surgery on Wednesday went very well. He went to the OR at 12:30, where we waiting about 30 minutes for the Neurosurgeon, Dr Lee to arrive. I was briefed by the Anasesiologeist on the local he would be given, the muscle relaxer and met the whole team that would be assisting in Hayden’s surgery. About 6 total. Of course he was also on a ventilator during the procedure. At 1:00 he went into surgery and came out at 3:00. Dr Lee and his nurse did a post surgery briefing, where we were able to conference call Adrienne to give her the good news. He did great; the shunt was put in first with no complications. Next was an incision made on the back of his head, picture attached below and a second one (smaller) on his belly. I could not get a picture of that since he has to be on his belly until full recovery. The lesion closure went very well also with no complications. Since it was large, about the size of a silver dollar pancake the Drs had a lot of skin to work with and were able to close the lesion with a vertical incision. He was then brought back to the NICU by our favorite nurse Lei and a few others where he was comfortably placed on his bed. At 9:00PM when I went to visit him at Dell to say good night and drop off what mommy had pumped that night he was sound, sound asleep. The ventilator was on low...low, which is great and he will probably be off of it later in the night or early tomorrow morning. Showers of blessings have been poured upon us and once again Heavenly Father is completely in control of what is happening here. Truly we are witnessing a wonderful miracle of heath, strength and a calming peace that is the Holy Ghost letting us know that everything is going to as planned. Knowing that he is doing well I had a good nights rest at the wonderful Ronald McDonald House next door and I am sure that Adrienne slept well too. Love to our Family and Friends.