Thursday, October 21, 2010



Surgery went very well today. They put in a femoral line, repaired her hernia, and reconnected her intestines. The remaining intestines looked great - no need to remove any more. Dr. Chahine was very pleased with the way everything looked. She was in the OR for four and a half hours. She will be on the ventilator for 4-5 days as she recovers. She will probably get very puffy again as her body adjusts to everything. However, she is a fighter and will be back to her old self in no time. Once her digestive system starts moving again (usually 4-5 days), she will get to start eating again. This time it will actually get to go all the way through!

She looked fantastic this morning before surgery - dressed to impress in her jeans and tunic. ;) (forgot my camera - sorry). She was wide awake wondering why she had not gotten to eat in 12 hours. She was trying to eat everything that came in front of her nose.

Thanks for all of the extra thoughts and prayers today! We are very lucky to have so many people pulling for our little Juliet Grace. She is one special baby.


  1. Just wanted to let you know you are in our thoughts. We so appreciate your blog and getting a wonderful update like this on your beautiful fighter, Juliet. And just know the trendy phrase, "live in the moment" is really of infinite worth. Here's a Buddhist prayer that captures what I feel for you all:
    May you both be filled with lovingkindness.
    May you be well.
    May you be peaceful and at ease.
    May you be happy.
    -the Seiff's

  2. Glad all went well today! Thoughts, prayers, and love to all of you!