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Monday, March 2, 2009

Surgery Day

Monday, March 2, 2009
Tomorrow Kennedy will be having surgery to get her peg tube replaced with a Mickey Button. This is normally a simple procedure performed under sedation, however, Kennedy will be placed under general anesthetic and intubated (Yikes - I hate this word). The reason she will be placed under GA is because the doctors still don't trust her breathing. Due to her extreme hypotonia, they just don't know if she will be able to breath on her own while under sedation - which causes your muscles to relax. I am grateful for all her doctors. They really follow their intuitions when it comes to Kennedy, and thus far, they have never led us down the wrong path. I would rather them be safe then sorry. It is so much safer to have intubation take place before the procedure then in an emergency situation - that is when problems arise.

Please say a little prayer for Kennedy tonight! I believe your thoughts and prayers have been a big part to her success!

I will update everyone tomorrow night. Well I have to get bed, we have to be out at Loma Linda at 6:00 a.m. - Arghhhh :)

P.S. Thank you for all your prayers Marilyn!!!! Your words of kindness and encouragement have meant so much to me. Sorry I have not been able to e-mail you back, I have been super busy. However, we should get together for lunch one weekend. Maybe you and Melissa could meet up with Kennedy and I. Let me know what date works for you guys. Love you :)


Derek said...

Great News on the successful proceedure, Way to go tough little lady.