Thank you for all of the well wishes for my visit with the kids! I missed them SOO much, and it was great to see them. They are now back in Kingwood, and better be studying! 🙂
Katy was resting well ysterday, and then had a minor event. She started bleeding through her feeding tube and ileostamy bag. They scoped her, and found an ulcerated artery in her stomach. The doctors were able to clip it off, and use epiniphrine to stop the bleeding. They put the breathing tube back in, and stopped GI feeding. The breathing tube should come out after the surgery tomorrow, and they will feed her through the GI again once they can make sure the bleeding has stopped. Katy is second on the docket for surgery tomorrow. They are going to look at her wounds, revise if needed, and then close her wounds. They are giving her blood to regulate her temperature and fluids, and her numbers are looking better as she is being given the blood and resting. I will give updates as I can tomorrow….be patient. No news is good news.
I want to take the time to say “thanks” to some people. I know that I am forgetting some, but I am operating on very little sleep. If I forget you, I’m sure I will remember tomorrow! I want to thank Jen, Betta, Pat, Britt, Micheele, Thom, Bill, Tina, Ike, Megan, and Jessica Perez for keeping the home-fires burning while I’m away. All of these people (and many others) are making it possible for me to be here with Katy. Thanks to Megan, Paige, Courtney, Rachel, and the rest of the Mother’s group in Dallas for all the wonderful meals, and for putting up with me not being where I said I would be a couple of times. Thanks to Chris for watching the house while the kids were here, the use of his air card, and for being the best friend you could hope for….(greatest EVER (inside joke)) Thanks to Kylee for all of visits and her wealth of medical knowledge! Thanks to Lisa, George, Jim, and Brandon for visiting me this weekend, various meals, and keeping me laughing.
I will keep you updated after she is stabilized tomorrow.
Love to all,