Friday, October 22, 2010

Morgan is having heart surgery (UPDATED)

My niece, Morgan, went in for her heart surgery today.  Please pray for her!  She's such a fighter.  I just know she's going to pull through just fine, but it is still nerve wrecking!  Her poor little 19lb body being cracked open like that is unsettling!  We weren't certain if it was gonna be postponed again.  That's why I've been kinda silent about it.  But she went in at 5:30 this morning, and the surgery started on time at 7 am.


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UPDATE:
  • Morgan's surgery began on time at 7 am.  She came out of surgery about 3 hours later.
  • Her heart started itself back up.  Which means she won't need a pacemaker like her sister!
  • She also didn't need artificial walls like Brooke did.  They were able to use a piece of her own heart tissue to close the hole.  So there is no risk of her body rejecting it!
  • Her breathing was erratic from the anesthesia.  But that is a common side effect.
  • She couldn't be seen for at least another hour.  And we still don't know when she can be held.
  • She will be in recovery for longer due to them breaking open her chest for the surgery, rather than going thru an artery like they hoped to do.
So it was a successful surgery!  But she has always been prone to complications and infections!  So please continue to pray for her!

6 comments:

PatriciaRaeDesigns said...

i'll be praying for her she is way too cute

I have a facebook right here
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Patricia-Rae-Designs/132954723215?ref=ts


update when you can about how she is doing

Amanda

Bursts of Bubbles said...

I've got my fingers crossed that all will be ok. My husbands niece had heart surgery when she was under a year old, she's 11 now but you never stop worrying.

Life in Rehab said...

Oh, wow, I missed this post! I'm so glad you included an update that she's come out of it fine. You have my prayers of course, and pop over to our blog if you need a smile. You know we're just horsing around.

Bursts of Bubbles said...

I just thought I'd ask how things are as you've been quiet for a while.

Roo {NiceGirlNotes} said...

Hi, hon! Waiting for an update. :)

~*Mandy*~ said...

Ankh,

I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Wish your niece a speedy recovery.

I have a cheery fashion blog you should check out. (just scroll past today's post on the tsunami).

~Mandy @
The Bejeweled Babe

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