Tuesday, 22 April 2008

Mending the broken heart

Rebel's surgery went very well.

"A perfect surgery," said one of her surgeons.

All in all they were nearly done by about 7 AM after being in the operating room since 1AM. The VAD and ICD( pacemaker /defibrillator) were removed first of all before Rebel was put on the heart/lung machines and the heart surgery could begin.

There also had to be extra precautions because of the MRSA virus.

Given she has been on blood thinners there is the possibility of bleeding and that is all being carefully managed.

Rebel is now back in the intensive care and recovery rooms. They expect to take her off the breathing tube later today or tomorrow, and they say she has been very responsive.

The new heart is doing very well.

Thank you everyone for your kind words of encouragement. It certainly makes us all linked .....again, please send prayers to the family who is mourning the loss of their young 18 year old son.....

Lily

4 comments:

Amy said...

Lily, I wish Rebel strength for a smooth recovery and the donor's family strength in living through their loss.

Marcy said...

I'm glad the surgery went well! ;D ;D Thanks for the update chica ;D

Kim said...

I'm so glad to hear things went well! Amy is right in what she said.

On a much lighter note...I posted something for you on my site. Check it out when you have a second. Nothing important. :)

babooshka said...

Anyone called Rebel has to be a tough cookie. These viruses are increasing in europe too, without a suitable explanation.

From this side of the water thoughts and prayers to both families going though what must be an emotional rollercoaster.

(To echo kim,I meme you. Forget about it, just wanted to name check you and a few other bloggers and it was a good way to do it.)

Anyone called Rebel is my kinda girl.