This is Maddie’s Momma (Pat) with a quick update. She is out of surgery and I just talked with Dr. Gunson. He said surgery went fantastic!
Yesterday when Dr G showed us the images from his 3-D plan he said that there were several things that had a 50/50 chance of him needing to do. Turns out he did all of them, which is why this surgery took so long. She was wheeled away from me at 1 PM, and it was about 8:30 when he finished. Then it was another 20 minutes or so until I knew she was out. Long time, but I wouldn’t want it any other way. Dr. G is a perfectionist, and he stayed with the operation until he was satisfied that things are perfect.
As a side note, Dr. Ardanza is here from Madrid, Spain. He has been coming here about every 18 months and working with Dr. G and Dr. G’s partner Dr. Arnett since 1999. Dr. Ardanza observed the surgery, and stopped by our waiting room to sing its praises.
So Maddie is in recovery now and I am waiting to see her. The anesthesiologist says she has had a little nausea, but is doing well.
I am so relieved that this is over. Let the healing begin:-)