Granddaughter could use some prayer

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Registered: 04-07-2008
Granddaughter could use some prayer
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Fri, 03-25-2011 - 10:15am

Hi Everyone,

Most of you know my granddaughter was born way too early on New Year's Day and didn't have very good chances at first. She is now 12 weeks old and doing really well (she is just over 4lbs now). Today she is having a colostomy reversal for the perforation she had in her intestines several weeks ago (they had to perform an emergency colostomy) which is major surgery and she will have to be put back on the ventilator for a couple of days. We are all a bundle of nerves over this but know that this surgery is a good thing for her. She is just finally doing so good that we all hate to see her back down again.

Karla
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Registered: 03-25-2003
Fri, 03-25-2011 - 12:41pm

Karla, you've got 'em. Many prayers for dgd as well as your whole family. I can well imagine you're all quite nervous about this procedure, but I doubt they'd go ahead with it if the docs didn't feel she was strong enough to handle it. The ventilator is scary, but by using it, her body has one less 'chore' to do, allowing it to concentrate on the places that need attention.

Jan


 

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Fri, 03-25-2011 - 3:01pm

Prayers coming your way for that new little gal!!!


 


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Registered: 09-17-2003
Fri, 03-25-2011 - 7:39pm
(((((Karla)))) sending prayers and postive thoughts so that little one will get through this surgery and all will be good for her soon.

                                          

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Sat, 03-26-2011 - 11:28am

(((Hugs))), Karla! I am hoping that all went well yesterday! You are in my thoughts!

Amelia

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Registered: 10-26-2010
Sat, 03-26-2011 - 3:54pm

Sending (((((hugs)))))) and health to your granddaughter, her family and YOU!!!!!!

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Registered: 04-30-2000
Tue, 03-29-2011 - 12:28pm

Karla?

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Tue, 03-29-2011 - 1:24pm
Cheryl, i was just coming to update. She had the surgery on Friday and they believe it was successful. She is having some problems coping though so she has been on the ventilator for days and they haven't been able to wean her off. We sat up at the hospital this weekend with her and it was not a pleasant experience. She is having a lot of gas/air and swells up and stops breathing and they haven't been able to feed her yet. They said yesterday that the worst is usually over after about 3-4 days so we are hoping she starts improving much today.
We have one more surgery to get through (brain shunt) after this and then hopefully we can start thinking about bringing her home.

Karla
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Registered: 04-30-2000
Tue, 03-29-2011 - 2:13pm

Hopefully she will start to get better today!

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Registered: 09-17-2003
Tue, 03-29-2011 - 2:50pm
Keeping those prayers and postive thoughts coming your way Karla.
HUGS