Thursday, June 14, 2007

Surgery Update

T's surgery took 6 hours; it wasn't the minor one we'd thought it would be. Instead, it was a complete re-do of the one she had back in October - a reconstruction of the j-pouch that had been created and was no longer functional. Wednesday night T was much more alert than she was in October - most likely because she was healthier going into this one and didn't have all the residual steroids in her system. Today she's having a blood transfusion, though, because her hemoglobin count is low (or something like that), and the doctor wants her up and moving around by this evening or tomorow morning. We don't know when she'll go home - Dr. H is hoping he doesn't have to do another surgery in a few days. Apparently, when the first surgery doesn't work, as it didn't for her, the second one probably won't work either. If you're interested in more information about what she's going through, visit the j-pouch website.

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