12.19.2008

The Surgery went well

We got home from the hospital yesterday. Liana's surgery went well. They had to put in a shunt to drain the cyst and fluid in the ventricle. She ended up having a pretty rough night at the hospital and wouldn't eat anything. She became dehydrated and had to be put on IV fluids. She still seems to be in a little pain. On top of all that, she has her reflux that makes her not feel so good. So overall, little Liana did really well, but just keep praying that she would recover completely and not be so irritated. Also, pray that we won't have any complications with her shunt...like infections or any malfunctions. We go back in January to get another CT scan to make sure everything looks good and is functioning properly.

From our end, I think this was the hardest part for me to go through. It was hard to have our baby home with us for 3 months and get to know her personality and see all her smiles and then go into the recovery room after the surgery and hear her crying and not being able to be consoled.

We are so thankful that everything went so well and we are blessed to have caught everything so early so that she wasn't having any outward signs of anything being wrong. In fact, when we were at the neurosurgeon the day before the surgery, the doctor and many nurses talked about how amazing it was that she was so happy and alert and had no limitations to the right side of her body since the left side had such a large cyst. Our prayer has been that we will never see any negative side effects of Liana having her bleed and I believe God is going to show everyone what a miracle baby she is! We are so thankful for all of the prayers you have lifted up for our Liana.

9 comments:

K said...

Praise God! My son had a shunt placed in March of this year, and he is doing well. I have been reading your blog and praying for your girls daily since they were a few days old. I know this is hard (and I can say that), but your faith is inspiring. Please feel free to email me if you have any questions about our shunt experiences (my email is on my blog). I will continue to pray for your entire family.

Anonymous said...

I am so glad to hear Liana is doing so well. I will continue to pray for both girls!!

Anonymous said...

Yay Liana! Now you just need to start drinking again so you can taste your yummy food instead of having it pumped through an IV. I hope her recovery continues on the right path!

The Gotbeters said...

Praise God! I was waiting anxiously for an update..I know that must have been really hard for you and Wade. Merry Christmas!

Judy said...

We walk by faith in the God of miracles! "He who has begun a good work in this precious family will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ" (Phil 1:6).
We are eager to hear the good report.

Merry Christmas and kiss those baby angels for us!

Anonymous said...

How is Liana doing now a few days after surgery? I think and pray for her often...

The 5 C's said...

I just came across your blog tonight. My thoughts are w/ your little Liana. I hope she recovers from her latest surgery quickly. Your girls are just beautiful. I have 9 month old twin girls myself & we are sending lots of be healthy dust to your girls!

I have a sort of silly question I'd like to ask you when you have the time to email me.

luckyfin47 @ gmail.com

Anonymous said...

How is Liana doing???
Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!

Vanessa said...

You are not keeping your realy new year resl. We need updates!!!!!!