Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Surgery Update

Aly has been back for surgery since 12:30. They just came out and said that they are now starting on her front side which by my guess would mean they may not be half done at this point. On the front side they have to remove the affected skin, remove expander, put in new expander and secure new skin, muscle and blood supply.

When they were trying to get an iv in Aly this morning they tried 7 spots on one arm. They can only put the iv on her right side so at every one of those spots they would give her a numbing shot which in itself was crazy. They take that little needle and get it right under the skin then pull up and squeeze some out of the shot, when they remove the needle you can see where the pile of numbing medicine is. They then take a finger and rub it in to the are they want it. They did this 6 times. The 7th time and 3rd Dr they finally just put it in her wrist where they could find a good place. They were late at this point so they inserted the first sleep meds and wheeled her off.

I've never dropped a new child off at daycare but I can't wait for that opportunity because this form of dropping off is terrible.


5 comments:

Jeremy's Greatest Hits (2008-?) said...
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Jeremy and Tiffany Ritchie said...

Hang in there, guys. God is good. We will be praying for you.

Anonymous said...

Praying for you both!

Aly Taylor said...

Thank you guys so much. Y'all are awesome!

Aly Taylor said...

Thank you for praying for both of us!!