Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Surgery Update

Tomorrow at one, Lillian will undergo surgery again to close her reopened stoma. This will only be the ENT. She feels confident that she can use neck muscle tissue to close. She said if she gets in there and finds there is not good tissue, they will replace the trach...pause for puke in the back of my mouth....but just until they can coordinate a surgery to take tissue from her leg. She said, the best procedure would be the leg graft, however with the time issues, she feels it's worth a shot to try the neck.

I do not intend to spend the night in the hospital for the night this time just for them to "watch" sats. Since noone actually did, I see little point in going through that charade again.

Up the hill we climb.


  1. Prayers will be said! Hope it goes well! Hugs!!

  2. Hoping all will go well!

    Tammy and Parker
    @ParkerMama on Twitter

  3. Oh gosh, Michelle! I had to pause for the puke in my mouth too. I am praying very hard that everything will work out fine, the stoma closure will work, and you can avoid the... well, ya know.

    Love, prayers, and hugs.

  4. Good luck with your climb. I have had Lillian on the prayer list on my blog for some time. I will update it right now, and I hope that lots of prayers will be going up for little Lillian! (I have been through the trach routine. My son, Doah, now 30, came close to dying several times as a baby in the 1970s. Back then little was known about how to handle trachs and the conditions that cause the need for them. All the best to you; I can really empathize and am so glad that we made it to the top of the hill. I feel confident that you will, too!)

  5. Praying everything goes well today, and you don't find yourself with another trach!

  6. I'm am praying for Lillian and hoping everything goes well.