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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Redoing the fundo

We had Liana's appointment with the surgeon today.  They called last week to reschedule and we actually ended up able to come in 3 days sooner so we were happy about that.  It turns out that Liana definitely needs surgery.  Her hernia isn't just a hiatal hernia anymore, it's a paraesophageal hernia.  With a nissen fundoplication, the curved part at the top of the stomach is wrapped around the esophagus.  That part of her stomach ended up misshapen when the nissen came undone and actually went up through the diaphragm right next to her esophagus.  There is risk that it could wrap around the esophagus.  So we're off to redo the nissen fundoplication, or fundo if you're hip to the GI lingo.  Haha.  She's having her surgery one week from tomorrow.  Yikes.  She will have to stay in the hospital probably 5 days, maybe less depending on how she is doing.  Her surgeon was great and really knows what he's talking about so that was a comfort.  I had a whole list of questions but he had already answered most of them.  I feel a little overwhelmed but ready.  We're glad to be having the surgery done so soon.  So please pray for this little cutie that everything will go smoothly and recovery will be quick!

1 comment:

  1. We ARE praying for Liana--and you, constantly. I know it will turn out fine, but it is quite an ordeal for all of you. Poor wee sweetheart, I wish she didn't have to go through this, but I'm so thankful she has a loving family to care for her, a fine dr, and hosp to help her. She'll have Mommy or Daddy with her constantly this time. Love and prayers, Mom/Grammy