Thursday, February 28, 2008
I just talked to Brian, my brother. Hannah's surgery is all done and it seems to have gone just fine. They weren't able to get started until late afternoon, for some reason, but Brian said they're hoping to be able to see Hannah soon. The docs think because she's so young for this procedure, she may need a bit longer than average recovery time, which is normally about a week. She'll be in ICU until she's ready to be extubated, just like last time. There's also the likelihood that the third surgery, which normally happens around age 2, will be moved up. They've never done it on anyone younger than age 1, and that was apparently an extreme case. Brian hopes they're looking at spring 2009 at the earliest but no one can really say. At any rate, thanks for all the prayers and good wishes.