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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Procedure Successful Yesterday

Anellah had her TIPS procedure yesterday. They were able to get the shunt placed routing much blood around her liver. This was the main goal although there were plans to repair some vessels internally also. Since it took 6 hours and 2 minutes to place the shunt, the vessel repair was called off. There was some discussion about going back tomorrow to do the repair but the risks outweigh the benefit so we will not be doing that.

Anellah is recovering well enough to be out of the ICU this afternoon! She did have one complication during the night involving pretty extensive bleeding from the incision site but since she was in ICU there were 2 doctors, 4 nurses, and 2 techs there to help within minutes. She was very brave!

She continues to be pretty tired and not up to do much of anything other than watch a movie here and there but we are thankful she finally seems to be on the upswing!

Daniel came in this morning to be with her and I savored my time at home with Capper and Evelyn. I left so abruptly last Thursday morning without even picking Evelyn up from her crib I don't think she thought I would ever come back. I also finally got to see our ADORABLE baby goat and check on our chickens. I didn't realize how much I'd miss our animals! We were supposed to get baby ducklings today but our friend agreed to keep them for us awhile until we can all be home! It's too bad to miss the CUTEST fluffy duckling stage but I don't think the hospital would appreciate us having ducklings in our room. I hear they can be messy. :)

1 comment:

  1. so good to see this update. been following your blog rather than pester you for info. =) still praying as always and I'm on the schedule for dinner Saturday. love to anellah.