Today was yet another surgery day. Rachel had her g-tube and fundo done today around 2:00pm by Dr. Robert Bloss. Dr. Bloss is so amazing at what he does, of course he has been doing it for over 30 years. The surgery went well according to him. Not only did he come and speak with us after her surgery he sent us a text immediately after he was done stating, "Surgery went well. She is as cute on the inside as the outside." He is so personable and we appreciate him taking good care of Rachel and keeping us informed. She lost very little blood, in fact they didn't have to give her any blood at all. She is still recovering and probably will be until tomorrow after the anesthesia completely wears off. We hope this will do the trick for Rachel and we hope this will get her home much sooner than if she didn't have it done. Plus we felt strongly this will protect her from micro aspirating into her tiny lungs and thus causing more damage than what is already there. She is a little trooper and will get through this and hopefully be on the road to home sooner than later.
Rachel the day before her surgery
Tomorrow is a big day for Haley, mom and dad! Haley is scheduled to go home tomorrow in the late afternoon around 5pm. This has been a long awaited day. We are extremely excited, but yet nervous simply because of her history and all that she has been through. She is going to have to pass her car seat test first before they will even allow her out of the hospital. She failed it last night and they were doing it again tonight. She has to sit in her car seat for an hour without having any desaturations (below 85%) in her oxygen. This evening Haley got her RSV vaccine. This will help protect her from RSV. We will still be very diligent in keeping her away a lot of people during this cold and flu season. We definitely want to keep her healthy and out of the hospital. We met with her pediatrician (Dr. Farrior) this afternoon. He is very nice and seems to really care. Haley will be seeing him a couple of days after getting out of the hospital.
Haley sleeping away in Mommy's arms
Thomas and I are so grateful to our Heavenly Father and His Holy Son Jesus Christ for all that they have done to help our little girls. Without their help I know we would not have our two girls with us today on the earth. We owe everything to them for all they have done and continue to do in Haley and Rachel's behalf. We are also eternally grateful to the nurses and to the doctors at both Texas Woman's and Texas Children's Hospital. We are just so excited to finally be able to have at least one of our precious girls home with us.