Wednesday, January 21, 2009

VNS Files--Placement Surgery Scheduled

So we went down to Children's today to meet everyone who has anything to do with VNS surgery. The neuro nurses, the anesthesiologist nurses, and the neurosurgeon; then we visited our favorite phlebotomist to see if Annie's blood clots fast enough.

Tonight we scrub her down with some really good antibacterial soap, withhold food after midnight, then wake her up at dark-thirty to drive down for the surgery. We're first in line tomorrow morning, so hopefully, we'll be done and out of there quickly. There is a possibility that they'll keep her overnight to make sure that everything's okay.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to pray for: no complications during surgery or after, and that this VNS thing work to control her seizures. She had about 5 today, just to confirm to us that she needs the thing. We know that God can heal her without the surgery, but if surgery is the way He wants to heal her, I'll take it. I would so love for something to work, and for us to be able to get her off of at least some of the seizure meds she's on.

Thanks again for checking in, and for your prayers! I'll update as soon as I can after surgery.



Gretchen said...

Praying. I'll forward this to the worship ministry if that's okay. xxxooogretchen

Annie Sullivan said...

Thanks, Gretchen.