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Sunday, June 9, 2013

Surgery Update.

Grace went into surgery this morning at 9:00 a.m.
It took a little longer than they expected, because the track of the old g-tube
was really scarred and the inside of the stomach was on the outside
of the hole of the belly.  The surgeon spoke to us about 11:30 a.m.,
and said she did very well.  They had to open her up a little larger to fix the
existing g-tube hole; and then they pulled it up & put another g-tube
hole in the middle of the belly.
 
Unfortunately, Grace also had a bowel obstruction from the
scar tissue wrapping around the bowel.
So they fixed that as well.. it was a good thing we decided to do this
surgery right away, for that could've lead to a deadly infection.
 
 
Grace has been resting all day in the PICU.
We can tell she is some pain, and is getting morphine & tylenol.
She is on a little bit of 02; and was able to get extubated right after the procedure.
We thank everyone for their thoughts & prayers.
 
We anticipate that she will be here in the
hospital for the next several
days. 
 
 
We want her to get back to smiling!! We miss that!!!
 
 
Thanks for all the love!
 
love,
pattie, gary, Gracie & Maxwell

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