Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Selah Has Surgery Today


Our beautiful miracle daughter, Selah, has a few hospital procedures scheduled for this morning:  a tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy, ear tubes, and a sedated hearing exam.


We would greatly appreciate your prayers for Selah.  She doesn’t do well with doctor’s visits and/or hospital procedures, as she has severe medical trauma issues which stem from her prior brain and skull surgeries, as well as all of the CT’s and MRI’s she’s had to endure under restraints.


Selah now has severe obstructive sleep apnea, which is why she must have her enlarged tonsils removed.  Of course, we’re praying this surgery will help Selah to sleep better in the future, but we understand the recovery will take a while.


There are always concerns when anyone must undergo anesthesia, but Selah is just a tricky case who causes me greater concern.  Due to her brain malformations and heavy medications she must take, it’s hard to predict how she’ll react to anesthesia.  Selah’s first brain surgery with us was so very scary for multiple reasons, but hearing her anesthesiologist explain to us how she stopped breathing during her surgery was disheartening, to say the least.


Selah is just a very special little miracle girl with very special needs.  She doesn’t follow any of the rules from a medical viewpoint, which makes procedures more risky and scary.  This is such a minor surgery, yet I’m probably just as concerned about this surgery as I was about her brain surgery!  Selah is older now, which means she will want to pull her IV out and not be a compliant patient.  It’s going to take a lot to get her (and us!) through this procedure and recovery.  We would greatly appreciate your prayers for a smooth surgery without any complications, and for a speedy recovery without pain.  And, of course, for beautiful sleep to occur soon!!!


Our little Superman GIRL says, “THANK YOU!!!”

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