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Friday, April 08, 2016

Update from the OR

This morning we were given fantastic news. Angela's surgeons met again yesterday to discuss a new option for closing the Portal shunt. (Later I can make a video and draw it out) He felt it was very possible the could close the shunt in one surgery, but if not they could place a graft, making a smaller shunt, bringing the number of surgeries down to one or two, instead of 3 or 4. It would also mean an end of having to taking the horrible medication.

Just now they called from the OR. We're 4 1/2 hrs in. Unfortunately they weren't able to do it all at once, so have just started phase two, which is to place the graft. Still, before this it was estimated less than 1/2 the necessary blood was going through her liver. This step means her hepatic blood flow has increased significantly.


Heather said...

Wonderful news! Praying that Angela will feel better soon and everything can "get back to normal" again!

grandma said...

Awesome news. Thanks for the update. I've been anxiously awaiting it.

e wilson said...

Still praying & waiting for good news

Cindy said...

Great news!!

Cindy said...

Wonderful news! Praising God!