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Surgery Tomorrow

Posted Jul 23 2014 12:00am

Kennedy's 31st surgery is tomorrow morning... They will be removing her lingual tonsils to hopefully help her severe sleep apnea, patching up her left ear drum to hopefully repair her hearing loss in that ear and doing a scope of her lungs to check for abnormalities. She will definitely be in the hospital overnight. When she had her regular tonsils removed she was in the hospital for 6 days so I'm praying for the best and preparing for... Not the best.

Please pray for everything to go well. This is the first time she will be intubated since her spine fusion surgery and that brings a certain amount of risk with it. The anesthesia department took a long time going over her records and are prepared for different types of intubation if necessary but it's still something we can be praying for tomorrow. Please be praying for her recovery. It was really rough last time and I've heard different views about the ease of this surgery. Please pray her blood sugar stays under control tomorrow and during recovery. She didn't have hypoglycemia issues when her other tonsils were removed so this brings a whole different level to the importance of her drinking after she wakes up.
Please pray the other kids are good while I'm gone! Keeghan likes to test his limits when I leave and with Frank out of town too (he's in Florida doing training), he may really push. Kennedy's doctor was insistent about the urgency of getting this done and so... We will get it done. I am thankful for friends who have offered to help with the other kids and friends who have listened to me panic (just a little) about tomorrow. It will be ok.  
I will update on Facebook and then here as well when I can.  
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