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Friday, August 17, 2007

ON THE SCHEDULE...

Well, so far it has been a good day! Nurse Lynee delivered the best news we've had all week, Gabi's trach has arrived! The ENT team came in around 8:15 this morning and they had a cancellation for this morning and are able to get Gabi on the schedule. So if all goes as planned she wil be in the OR before lunch. PRAY PRAY PRAY that this is exactly what happens and that the ENT team has success with no complications!

We will continue to update, but we gotta go shower before it's too late..we stayed with sweet pea last night...so stay close by and we will be back after a while!

It is 5 till 1pm and we are STILL WAITING, but we are still on the list!!!

4:15 PM - On the way to surgery.

They came in and talked to us about what was getting ready to happen and told us that they felt like everything should go fine. They did say obviously that Gabi is at an increased risk since she is so swollen and has been in the ICU for so long. Surgery is expected to last for about an hour. We just had a visit from the PACC Team, which is just a team that becomes a voice for parents. They take the frustrations of the parents to the doctors to make sure they understand us. Then they break down the twelve dollar words that the doctors use. They help you do long term planning for best case scenarios and help you think about planning for worst case scenarios. It was a quick meeting and said they would check in with us again on Monday. We still don't have any updates from the surgeons now at 4:55 pm. We will post another update once we do.

OPERATION SUCCESS!!!

The surgeons came out and gave us great news...things went very well. We just have to be very careful due to the risk of infection...nothing we haven't already heard.
Daddy and I just went back and gave Miss Gabbers smoochies on her lips, both of them...top and bottom. WOW, I missed those lips. She is still under a bit of sedations, but she seems to be coming out of it. Another thing, her tongue is back in action!!! The thrusting and the sucking...my how much we missed that too!!! Hopefully the swelling goes down soon and she can get her thumb up to her mouth and feel a heck of a lot better...something she misses I'm sure!
Thank you everyone for all the many many thoughts and prayers, she couldn't have done so well without them!

Love to all...

***keep doin the pee pee dance, we still need to push off a ton of fluids!!!

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Jay and Micah...Im sure its exciting and scary all at the same time. Stay strong with your faith and believe. Gabbers is an Acker after all...she may go thru a little pain but she wont quit. Hope the trach operation goes as smoothly as it can. Talk to you two soon.

Big Mike

Anonymous said...

Thats good news. Praying that everything goes smoothly. Keep your chin up. I can't wait to hear how it all goes. Love ya!

Shannon said...

Oh my! I'll be praying although she is probably done with surgery by now!

Kaden's mommy said...

I bet you two are excited that the day has finally come. I will pray that surgery goes well and that she will be comfortable. I am excited for you guys. I hope this will move things along. Good luck!
Kaden's mommy

Bennetts said...

We will be praying hard for your sweet girl today...and checking the boards for updates...

Anonymous said...

Go Gabbers!! Good luck today!! Love you, Laurie

Anonymous said...

Good luck! We are praying for you and hope that everything goes smoothly and makes little Gabi much more comfortable. We love you guys!

Kim, Jen and Brayden

Mira said...

YAY GABI!!! I can't wait to see her on Monday. I'm glad she's in Dr Niklaus' care! She'll take good care of her. I'm thinking of you!

Anonymous said...

I AM SO GLAD THINGS WENT WELL GABI IS SO STRONG. WE LOVE YOU GUYS. THANKS AGAIN FOR KEEPING US ALL UPDATED. THE CATONS

Anonymous said...

I am SO excited to hear the good news!!! You all needed a good day. I am thinking of you and Miss Gabi.

Nurse Debbie :)

amy flege said...

oh yeah. iam soo glad it was a success. been praying for your sweet pea.

BabyLove said...

I am so glad to hear that today went so well!!!!! Hopefully this is just what Miss Gabi needed to getting things going in the right direction everyday from here on out. I think about you guys everyday, and my thoughts and prayers are with all of you always. Hang in there!

BabyLove said...

I forgot I changed my blogger name! BabyLove is me Rebecca! I know you like to know who is keeping track so I thought I would send this one as a follow up. Prayers and love your way!
Rebecca Hackett

kaden's mommy said...

Way to go Gabi! I hope you feel more comfortable and things continue to look up for you. Tell those doctor's to be extra careful and to keep you clear from infection (I am sure they are doing their best!!). I am so happy for you all, and I hope this make things easier for you Gabi. Hey now mommy and daddy can hold you without worrying if it causes you any pain!!! I bet you can't wait. I am glad to hear everything went well. Take care and sweet dreams little Gabi. Amy

Anonymous said...

I am sooooo happy to hear the surgery went well. I bet you guys can't stop kissing those precious little lips. And we need another video.. show us that cute little tongue in action!!Gabbers is such a fighter. Hopefully the Trach will make her more comfortable.
Thinking about you,
Morgan

Shannon said...

So glad it went well!

Mom to Rhett said...

So glad things went well.....Now how about another update? I am going nuts!!! We need pictures too....I am going through withdrawls here.......

HUGS!!
Pam and Rhett

Serena said...

Well written article.