Thursday, July 23, 2009


Lilly had surgery this morning and everything went well. They ended up not finding a blockage in her intestines, so recovery time should be a bit shorter. They found a cyst (which is what they thought was the blockage on the x-ray) on the outside of her small intestine. They said it probably would have resolved itself, but since they were in there they just removed it. They also found a small hole in her colon, which they repaired.

She's still intubated tonight, but they will extubate her as soon as they can lower her pain meds enough for her to breathe on her own and keep her comfortable. They expect this to be within the next day or so.

For now we're unable to hold her, but we got to the hospital early this morning and I was able to hold her for a good hour before surgery.

She will always be at a higher risk for bowel obstructions due to all of the surgery she's had.
Other than that they expect her to fully recover and have no lasting problems due to all of this.
They also made her a belly button since they had to cut off the umbilical stump in the initial surgery. She'll also have a small scar above her belly button where the hole was.

Thank you for all of your prayers and support.


The Wheelers said...

Congratulations on the new belly button, Lilly! I'm glad the surgery went well. Even though the cyst wasn't a blockage, it's probably nice to have the peace of mind that they now know what exactly is going on in there and that they found the hole in her colon. Hopefully the recovery is speedy from here on out. We're still praying for you!

Alyssa said...

We are so happy everything is going well...we can;'t wait to see pictures of this strong little girl !!!

Jacki said...

Sounds like a hard surgery, but I'm glad she's doing o'kay. Hopefully you get to hold your sweet girl again soon! And that her recovery is quick!

Dave and Jenn said...

So glad the surgery went well. Hope the recovery goes quickly and she can come home soon!