Callie’s surgery today went well. She is now in pediatric intensive care recovering from the procedures. She is breathing on her own, with help from her bipap machine as needed. She’ll spend one night in ICU, then will go back to a regular hospital room tomorrow if things go as planned.
I carried Callie into the operating room and held her until she fell asleep. After the anesthesiologist released the medicine through her IV, Callie said, “Night night,” and went to sleep.
The surgery took longer than we expected, mainly because the surgeon discovered inflammation in Callie’s lower esophagus that was the result of reflux. He said it was really good that we opted for the Nissen procedure, which is designed to limit reflux, along with the G-tube, which was the primary reason for today’s surgery.
Her G-tube is in place and already has been used to give her pain medicine. Christy and I will post more updates as things change.